Video of the week

4 SAX GREATS Michael Brecker, Bill Evans, Ernie Watts, Stanley Turren

4 of the greatest modern sax players Michael Brecker, Bill Evans, Ernie Watts, Stanley Turren – Four Sleepers Absolutely awesome.    

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4 SAX VERSIONS OF SUMMERTIME

4 SAX VERSIONS OF SUMMERTIME played by 4 of the greatest players of all time. A real treat this week for lovers of classic jazz history. In case you didn’t know Summertime comes from the Gershwin musical Porgy and Bess. Vote for your favorite version. MICHAEL BREKER SRAN GETZ JOHN COLTRANE SONNY ROLLINS

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4 VERSIONS OF SUMMERTIME, GUITAR

4 VERSIONS OF SUMMERTIME, GUITAR Last weeks VIDEO OF THE WEEK was 4 versions of Summertime on sax. this week its the turn of guitar, with some of the greatest players of all time. Again vote for your favorite version. JOE PASS KENNY BURREL BARNEY KESSEL WES MONTGOMERY

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BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENT IN JAPANESE FOREST PLAYS BACH.

BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENT IN JAPANESE FOREST PLAYS BACH. Something very beautiful and special this week. Its a pity it as an advert for a telephone.

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Billy Joel

Billy Joel – Sings to the accompaniment of a student   Billy gives back to a fan.    

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CHAPMAN STICK WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS.

CHAPMAN STICK WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS. If you have never heard of or seen a CHAPMAN STICK before, I’m sure you will be amazed. I used to own a 12 string stick. Already being a multi instrumentalist I found llearning another instrument a bit much. I also realised I was a more gifted reed …

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Dexter Gordon Lady Bird

Dexter Gordon -Lady Bird   Classic jazz history. Excellent recording of Dexter Gordon on his tenor sax -Lady Bird 1964 Dexter Gordon Lady Bird is a basic 16 bar progression, no B section, no first and second endings, just straight 16 bars. Harmonically, it’s a little more complicated as it changes key a couple times. …

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FATHER AND SON GREATS….ABE LABORIEL Snr. and Jnr.

FATHER AND SON GREATS….ABE LABORIEL Snr. and Jnr. Its amazing how youtube introduces us to great musicians we have never heard of before. Last weeks VIDEO OF THE WEEK was KOINONIA http://saxaxeman.com/vide/koinonia-goodbye-means-god/ and I did a post on OPEN HANDS, the documentary. (These are the same core guys 20 years later) http://saxaxeman.com/2013/12/06/key-moment-documentary/ So many of you commented on …

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Getz/Coltrane

30th March 2013 – Video of the Week Stan Getz and John Coltrane Rare footage of the tenor giants with the incredible Oscar Peterson, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb      

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GREAT SAX AND TRUMPET BROTHERS.

GREAT SAX AND TRUMPET BROTHERS. GIANTS OF JAZZ SERIES This week we have 2 videos of the week, and the focus is on brothers who play sax and trumpet. Michael(sax) and Randy (trumpet) Brecker, and Bradford (sax) and Wynton (trumpet) Marsalis. The Brecker brothers video is the full recording of Some Skunk Funk which I …

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Habanera Saxophone Quartet

Virtuosity combined with fun entertainment

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KOINONIA. GOODBYE MEANS GOD BE WITH YOU.

KOINONIA. GOODBYE MEANS GOD BE WITH YOU. KOINONIA has to be my all time favorite band. In my late teens and twenties I must have listened to them everyday, and I never got tired of them. Abe Laboriel BASS Bill Maxwell DRUMS Alex Acuña PERCUSSION Harlan Rodgers KEYBOARDS Hadley Hockensmith GUITAR Justo Almario SAXES This …

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LES PAUL AND TOMMY EMMANUEL LIVE IN NEW YORK.

LES PAUL AND TOMMY EMMANUEL LIVE IN NEW YORK ….BLUE MOON 2 of my favorite guitarists. Wonderful to see the respect the two men have for each other. “THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.”……….”THANK YOU FOR COMING”     Now that is how to share a stage. Tommy makes the gag “Its in the key of …

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Lizz Wright

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Mindi Abair – Imagine. Awesome sax tone

Mindi Abair – Imagine   Awesome sax tone and classic hammond organ playing    

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Muppets Sax

Classic Muppets at their best    

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PATRICK CURFS CARNAVAL DE VENICE (SOPRANO SAX)

PATRICK  CURFS  CARNAVAL DE VENICE (SOPRANO SAX) Through youtube I’ve become a big fan of Patrick Curfs on Soprano sax. (He must be a nice guy called Patrick) It seems those who follow SaxAxeMan VIDEO OF THE WEEK have also become Patrick Curfs fans. This video doesnt show off his tonal ability like the other …

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Patrick Curfs

Friday 17 May 2013 PATRICK CURFS Soprano sax heaven. WOW what a tone.

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PATRICK CURFS SOPRANO SAX-ANGELS.

PATRICK CURFS SOPRANO SAX-ANGELS. A few months ago Patrick Curfs was featured on THE VIDEO OF THE WEEK with his soprano version of AGAINST ALL ODDS. I just love his tone on soprano, so had to feature him again. Here he is with the Nederlands airforce orchestra, playing a jazz waltz arrangement of Robbie Williams …

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Perpetuum

This weeks video, the amazing Perpetuum Jazzile – Africa

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PHIL COLLINS BIG BAND PICK UP THE PIECES

PHIL COLLINS BIG BAND PICK UP THE PIECES What a line up, Saxophone HEAVEN. 6 awesome solos, all totally different. 1 – Ge­rald Al­bright: Alto Sax 2 – Klaus Dol­dinger: Tenor Sax 3 – Sadao Wa­ta­nabe: Alto Sax 4 – Ge­orge Duke: Piano 5 – Pe­e Wee Ellis: Tenor Sax 6 – James Carter: Tenor …

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SAX AND VIOLENCE (The Muppets)

SAX AND VIOLENCE (The Muppets) This weeks video of the week is a bit of light hearted fun with Zoot and Nigel. It also reminds us as musicians about the importance of leaving space. Its not what we say, its what we don’t say. There was also the football fan version of the tune. VUVUNZELA …

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SELMER,HOW SAXOPHONES ARE MADE

SELMER, HOW SAXOPHONES ARE MADE This week I posted an article CHURCH BELL TO BOMB SHELL TO SAX BELL, which presents a theory of why early Selmer instruments are such special instruments. This weeks video of the week takes a break from virtuosity, to have a look at how saxophones are made in the Selemer factory.

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SOME SKUNK FUNK. Benoît Sauvé on recorder.

SOME SKUNK FUNK. Benoît Sauvé on recorder. This will change your view on recorder forever. Benoît Sauvé transcription of Michael Brecker’s solo. Jaw droppingly amazing. Some of the comments left by youtube viewwers,,,,,I bet he gets all the recorder gigs…Sharps and flats on a recorder are usually achieved by partially covering a hole. Can you …

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STAN GETZ AND CHARLIE BYRD ON THE PERRY COMO SHOW

STAN GETZ AND CHARLIE BYRD ON THE PERRY COMO SHOW Perry Como humorously introduces Stan Getz (tenor sax) and charlie Byrd (guitar). Awesome performance of Desafinado, and then joined by Perry Como for some more humerous fun.

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THE ACOUSTIC CHAPMAN STICK….LITTLE WING

THE ACOUSTIC CHAPMAN STICK….LITTLE WING Last week we had the genius of Chapman Stick virtuoso of Bob Culbertson playing WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEAPS This week it is Bob Culbertson playing his acoustic version of the Chapman Stick. An awesome interpretation of the Hendrix classic Little Wing. Remember to JOIN ME IN THE QUEST FOR GIGGING …

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The Simpsons

The Simpsons Sing the Blues   The Simpsons Sing the Blues is one of my favourite light hearted albums.  As ever with the Simpsons, the musicianship is tremendous and even though this is a cartoon and mostly parody, the guys in the band give it everything.  So Much good stuff on this album I couldn’t …

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Tommy and Phil Emmanuel

Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, Guitar Clinic 2001 France.  

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TOMMY EMMANUEL, PEDRO JAVIER GONZALEZ, JOHN JORGENSON.

TOMMY EMMANUEL, PEDRO JAVIER GONZALEZ, JOHN JORGENSON. SULTANS OF SWING. Combine Spanish PASSION with Australian raw ENERGY and you get this weeks VIDEO OF THE WEEK. The first VOTW for 2014 Have a good year.  

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WYNTON MARSEILAS WINTER WONDERLAND

WYNTON MARSEILAS WINTER WONDERLAND…….WONDERFUL Happy Holidays

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Dirty Loops

FANTASTIC Scandinavian band Dirty Loops, Making inane pop music interesting.    

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Jeff Coffin

VIDEO OF THE WEEK COMPETITION Whats the name of Future Man’s(the drummers) instrument? Tweet the answer to @saxaxeman by Thursday the 9th May 2013 to win a free iphone app.  Winner will be chosen at random. Prize: iphone app. RHYTHM CAT. An ear training/rhythm development game in the style of ANGRY BIRD CONCURSO DEL VIDEO …

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