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Funk Habit by Funk Elastic

Funk Habit (Single)Funk Habit by Funk Elastic, this is a jazz-funk and jazz-fusion groove, featuring electric guitar and tenor saxophone solos. This tune features Damir Šomen, one of the best Croatian session drummers and Jernej Bervar, a guitar player from Slovenia, currently residing in New York.
Funk Habit jazz-funk by Funk Elastic is available for streaming and download at the online services, check out the most popular at Zivaldo Music. Continue reading

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Funk Elastic New Music

As I relaunched the Funk Elastic project with new music last year, after ten years of inactivity, we released three instrumental singles in 2020. This relaunch was greatly catalyzed by lack of live gigs and work with other bands, due to the Covid-19 virus. In 2021 we are planning to release four new singles, two more instrumentals and two vocal songs, maybe cover of the well-known Christmas Carol. Funk Elastic new music is available at the online streaming and download services. Links to the most popular ones – iTunes, Spotify, YouTube Music, Deezer, Bandcamp – are on the Zivaldo Music page. Some of this music is free at the downloads page. Continue reading

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Joe Allard – Basic Principles & Pedagogy

Joe Allard, saxophone master, playing principles and pedagogy.

About great Joe Allard and his woodwind (clarinet and saxophone) playing principles and pedagogy. He was a professor of saxophone and clarinet at The Juilliard School (1956-1984), Manhattan School of Music (1970-1987), New England Conservatory of Music (1970-1987), Mannes School of Music (1971-1976). Continue reading

Yamaha YSS-62 Soprano Saxophone (Purple logo)

For sale Yamaha YSS-62 (Purple Logo, No. 2xxx) soprano saxophone. This saxophone is fully restored a few years ago at Roberto Buttus (Italy) workshop and played very little since. This Yamaha YSS-62 Purple Logo plays smoothly from top to bottom with quiet and tight action, gig ready and no need for any additional investments. This is famous Yamaha soprano model with excellent intonation and ergonomics, played by top saxophone players. Comes with original case without mouthpiece. The prices of those are going up lately. Continue reading

Bluesby by Funk Elastic

Bluesby by Funk ElasticBluesby by Funk Elastic, this is jazz-funk blues, featuring electric piano, alto saxophone and electric guitar solos. The flute, alto saxophone and trombone play the theme in a simple arrangement.
Bluesby jazz-funk blues by Funk Elastic is available for streaming and download at the online services, check out the most popular at Zivaldo Music. Continue reading

Vandoren Java T75 Blue (Vintage)

For sale Vandoren Java T75 Blue (Vintage) tenor saxophone mouthpiece from the 80s. This Vandoren Java Blue vintage mouthpiece is slightly corrected by well known mouthpiece maker and refacer Phil Engleman (Phil-Tone), now it plays plays great with edge and punch with fabulous altissimo range, tip opening is .105. It plays great on brighter side, but not too bright like Jumbo version, it is easy to control and has great altissimo. Excellent for jazz, blues, rock, big band. It is in a great condition, clean bite-plate (some small tooth-marks barely visible). Comes with Rovner MK III ligature and cap. Continue reading

Yamaha YTS-62 Purple Logo Tenor Saxophone – (4)

For sale Yamaha YTS-62 (Purple Logo, No 011xxx) tenor saxophone, minty, left hand stack keys and low “d” pads replaced with Pisoni pads, all others original. This Yamaha YTS-62 Purple Logo plays smoothly from top to bottom with quiet and tight action, gig ready and no need for any additional investments. This is free-blowing horn with big modern sound and excellent intonation and ergonomics. Comes with original case without mouthpiece. The prices of those are going up lately.  Continue reading

Sambite by Funk Elastic

Sambite by Funk ElasticSambite by Funk Elastic, this is jazz samba groove and percussions on top of it, with piano and tenor saxophone solos it gets a nice Latin jazz vibe. It has a simple flow without any breaks, and apart from some strings background, there is not much arranging involved.
Sambite samba by Funk Elastic is available for streaming and download at the online services, check out the most popular at Zivaldo Music. Continue reading

Kenny Garrett Alto Solo @ Straight No Chaser (Live 2010)

Chick Corea Freedom Band – Straight No Chaser – Jazz in Marciac 2010 LiveKenny Garrett Alto Solo @ Straight No Chaser (Live 2010)

Kenny Garrett alto saxophone solo transcription on Straight No Chaser (Thelonious Monk) with Chick Corea Freedom Band (Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Kenny Garrett and Roy Hargrove – guest) at Jazz in Marciac 2010.
The eflat version of the transcription is available at transcriptions page.
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