So that means I will be in NYC all of July and August, available for private lessons to saxophonists in particular although musicians on any instrument are welcome for improvisation lessons. Please contact me via e-mail for more information.
In other news, I recently tried the new Selmer saxophone reeds and was very impressed. I personally find many so called “jazz” style reeds to color the sound somewhat artificially towards something louder and brighter. So I appreciate that these reeds, which are not made towards any particular style of playing, seem to allow the natural sound of the instrument to emerge, balanced and well proportioned, naturally vibrant but with a dark, focused core that has a bit more density than many other brands I’ve tried. I was impressed enough to accept the Selmer company’s offer to become an official endorser of these reeds. Thank you Selmer!
I kind of feel that posting on the blog should require something a bit more substantial than any of this. But after that lengthy interview I did for Point of Departure last month I have the feeling there’s going to be little to say for awhile. Kind of emptied my head on that one. So I’ll simply offer something short and obvious, not original to me, but something that I remind myself of from time to time, as an improvisor. And that is…just start from where you are.
Enjoy your summer…