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Joe Allard – Autograph

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

La cumparsita by Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet

La Cumparsita by Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet

La Cumparsita by Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet is a tango written in 1916 by the Uruguayan musician Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, with lyrics by Pascual Contursi and Enrique Pedro Maroni. It was premiered publicly in the old Café La Giralda in Montevideo and it is one of the most famous tangos of all time. It was first recorded by Roberto Firpo in November 1916 for Odeon Records. The song was named the cultural and popular anthem of Uruguay by law in 1997. Continue reading

Yamaha YSS-62 Soprano Saxophone (Purple logo)

Yamaha YSS-62 Soprano Saxophone (Purple Logo)

For sale Yamaha YSS-62 (Purple Logo, No. 2xxx) soprano saxophone, early four digits version. 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. Continue reading

The First Noel by Zdenko Ivanušić

The First Noel by Zdenko Ivanušić

The First Noel by Zdenko Ivanušić, this is a famous traditional English Christmas Carol. This song is arranged for electric piano, alto or tenor saxophone and string orchestra with optional flute and glockenspiel. Mixing and mastering is done by Krešimir Petar Pustički, viola player and professor at Zagreb Music Academy, also an extraordinary sound engineer. Continue reading

Mother Popcorn by Funk Elastic

Mother Popcorn feat. Nikola Marjanovic by Funk Elastic

Mother Popcorn by Funk Elastic feat. Nikola Marjanović is a song written by James Brown and Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, recorded by James Brown Orchestra and released as a two-part single in 1969. Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother for Me) has a groove and structure similar to Cold Sweat, but a faster tempo and a greater amount of rhythmic activity give it a more funkier quality than the earlier song. Continue reading