Latin Medley – Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet

Medley of popular Latin songs arranged by Zdenko Ivanušić and performed by Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet, recorded November, 2011.

Zdenko Ivanušić – alto
Andrej Henigman – alto
Vanja Ileković – tenor
Aleš Suša – baritone

Four Odd (Full Album) @ YouTube

Listen to Donna Lee Saxophone Quartet album Four Odd @ YouTube

Ted Klum Focustone Precision 7* (.105)

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For sale Ted Klum Focustone Precision 7* (.105), tenor saxophone mouthpiece, little used, clean bite plate, almost mint condition, This mouthpiece plays great on darker side with some edge on top. Some payers prefer Precision model over Handcrafted model. Comes without ligature & cap.

The FocusTone Precision Model is CNC machined in one piece from high quality extruded bar stock brass to the medium large chamber dimensions of our popular Handcrafted Model.
The Precision Model is the modern day evolution of the classic medium large chamber tenor saxophone design. Inspired by a generation of musicians whose sound could fill the room, it features a large, robust sound with plenty of presence.

Worldwide shipping from Zagreb (EU) with PayPal payment. Ask for the price. Pictures
Ted Klum Focustone Precision 7* (.105)

Tram 11 @ Tvornica Kulture

Od četvrtka 12. do subote 14. travnja 2018. u Tvornici kulture sviram s legendarnim hrvatskim hip-hop/rap duom Tram 11 (Target, General Woo) kao član pratećeg banda Funksteri (Zdenko Ivanušić – tenor saksofon; Mihael Kvorka – klavijature; Ivan Knez – el. bass; Robert Domitrović – bubnjevi). Uz Tram 11 i Funkstere na koncertu gostuju DJ Noki Nole (Domagoj Neumann), Pendrek i brojni drugi gosti. 

Nakon spektakla u Domu sportova pred 9.000 ljudi i jednog od najbrže rasprodanih koncerata nekog hrvatskog izvođača uopće, Tram 11 odlučili su se na 3 intimnija klupska koncerta u zagrebačkoj Tvornici kulture. Old school rap, u kapacitetu od samo 1,300 po danu, svakako je prava poslastica za one koji band žele doživjeti nakon svih ovih godina i u klupskom okruženju.

Tram 11 @ Tvornica KultureDnevne ulaznice 90 kn, ukoliko ih ostane na dan koncerta 100 kn. Prodajna mjesta; Dirty old shop, Rockmark, Aquarius, prodajna mjesta Eventima i online na Eventim.hr

Tram 11 @ Tvornica Kulture Live

Master Lessons for the Creative Musician by Bruce Mishkit

Master Lessons for the Creative Musician by Bruce MishkitThis is a short review of the Bruce MishkitMaster Lessons For The Creative Musician (Published 2005). This book was originally published by Warner Bros. Publications in 1994, as Sax/Flute Lessons with the Greats. The book includes an audio CD with lesson examples.
As I remember, I read excerpts from this book back in the nineties in Saxophone Journal published by Dorn Pub., and I wished to buy it back then. Finally I bought it a couple of years ago directly from Bruce.

After a short foreword, the book is divided in seven chapters: Ernie Watts, Lenny Picket, Hubert Laws, Paquito D’Rivera, David Liebman, Joe Lovano and in the final chapter Bruce Mishkit shares some useful insights on jazz theory (scales/chords). Each chapter includes useful examples/exercises/fingering charts for altissimo, which are also recorded, so they can be listened to on the accompanying audio CD. In every lesson those six masters share their insights on technique, tone production, practicing, improvisation, pedagogy, doubling and their own thoughts on the music business. Every lesson is very special and individual. If I had to choose my favorite lessons from the book, those would be the one with Ernie Watts (insightful thoughts on life and business), Hubert Laws (great for flute players, saxophone players doubling on flute) and Dave Liebman, which I’m familiar with through his book Developing A Personal Saxophone Sound

I would highly recommend this book to every saxophone/flute or woodwind player, no matter if jazz or classical. The book is affordable ($32 – $36, depending on shipping location), and can be bought directly from Bruce’s website.
Keep on practicing! 😉

From the Gigs (2018)

Pictures from gigs with Mr. Dynamite, Tram 11Freak Out Band

Freak Out Band @ Kaptol Boutique

Clifford Solomon Saxophone Solo @ Good Time Boogie

The transcription of Clifford Solomon’s tenor saxophone solo on Good Time Boogie (John Mayall) from John MayallJazz Blues Fusion record (Polydor Records 1972). Listen to the recording at Youtube. The bflat and concert versions of the transcription are available at transcriptions page.

John Mayall - “Jazz Blues Fusion”Keep practicing and have fun!

Vandoren Java T75 Vintage (Blue) Refaced by Brian Powell

SoldFor sale Vandoren Java T75 Blue (Vintage) hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpiece refaced by Brian Powell (100€ value). It is just slightly checked, still original .105 tip opening. This piece plays smooth on brighter side, with a lot of projection from top to bottom and great altissimo. Excellent for jazz, blues, rock, big band. It is in a great condition, clean bite-plate, perfect rails and facing. Comes without ligature & cap. Worldwide shipping from Zagreb (EU). Payment by bank transfer or PayPal (preferred). Ask for the price. Pictures
Vandoren Java T75 Vintage (Blue) Refaced by Brian Powell