Croatian Army Band Dilema @ KDVL

Croatian Army Big Band performs Dilema, composition by Miljenko Prohaska at jazz festival Proljetna revija jazza in April, 1998 at Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb.

Miljenko Prohaska was famous Croatian composer/arranger and bandleader. He was longtime leader and artistic director of Radio Zagreb Dance Orchestra (the present-day Croatian Radiotelevision Jazz Orchestra). This band was bigger rendition, called  “Sympho” Big Band, with additional bras and woodwinds instruments. Continue reading

An Interview with John Coltrane by Frank Kofsky

An Interview with John Coltrane – interviewed by Frank Kofsky

One afternoon in November 1966, Frank Kofsky took the train out to Long Island, he was about to spend the day with John Coltrane. Kofsky brought his tape recorder and what we get to hear is the conversation the two men had as they drove through town and made a few stops along the way. Below is video sample from Blank on Blank YouTube channel. Continue reading

Yamaha YTS-62 Tenor Saxophone (Purple Logo) – (3)

SoldFor sale Yamaha YTS-62 tenor saxophone (Purple logo), Yamaha’s top of the line horn from the eighties (no. 020xxx). Saxophone is in excellent shape and great looking (take a look at the pictures). It was serviced and setup recently with Pisoni pads, most of the pads replaced and it plays smoothly from top to bottom with quiet and tight action, gig ready and no need for any additional investments. The horn comes with the original case, neck strap, but without mouthpiece. Continue reading

Sakshama Ring (Otto Link Double Ring Copy)

SoldGold plated Sakshama Double Ring Link copy, tenor saxophone mouthpiece, there is no tip opening stamp, but it feels like somewhere around .110 (8) opening. This gold plated Sakshama Double Ring Link is mint, played only for a few hours. It plays like a great Otto Link on brighter side with some edge, definitely brighter than my Otto Links no USA. If you are after brighter and punchy Otto Link, this one is for you. Comes without ligature & cap. Continue reading

Vandoren Java T75 Blue (Vintage)


For sale Vandoren Java T75 Blue (Vintage) hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece in original shape (not refaced), it is declared to be at .105 tip opening. This piece plays great on brighter side, but not too bright like Jumbo version, with a lot of projection from top to bottom. 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), rails and facing. Comes without ligature & cap. Continue reading

Yamaha YAS-62 Alto Saxophone (Purple Logo) – (3)

SoldFor sale Yamaha YAS-62 (Purple Logo) professional alto saxophone, made in the late eighties (no. 044xxx). Saxophone is in excellent condition, 99% lacquer, a few barely visible dings (take a look at the pictures). This Yamaha YAS-62 purple logo alto saxophone has mostly original pads mixed with new ones (all bad pads replaced). It is cleaned, oiled and set-up to play effortlessly from top to bottom with quiet action. The horn comes with the original case, mouthpiece and accessories. It has smooth, focused sound, great intonation and altissimo. Continue reading