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Week 3 – Tones, Shapes and Colours. And Links.

Blow that horn !

This week’s title refers to the great jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano’s debut album “Tones, Shapes and Colours”.

Joe was one of my teachers years ago. I remember him saying during one of our private sessions together, “You’ve got to BLOW that horn, man !”. Suggesting I change the way I approached playing the saxophone. Simply blowing some air through the mouth piece to produce sound due to the vibration of the reed, is definitely not sufficient. Give it EVERYTHING you have. Yep, the BEST. With enthusiasm, drive and focus…

Take a huge breath and push the air through that tube, Continue reading