Master Lessons for the Creative Musician by Bruce Mishkit

Master Lessons for the Creative Musician by Bruce Mishkit

Bruce Mishkit – Master Lessons for the Creative Musician

This 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. Continue reading

Clifford Solomon - Saxophone Solo

Clifford Solomon Saxophone Solo @ Good Time Boogie

Clifford Solomon tenor saxophone solo transcription on Good Time Boogie byJohn 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.

CliffordKingSolomon (January 17, 1931 – June 21, 2004) was an American jazz and R&B musician.

Solomon was born in Los Angeles and learned to play clarinet from an early age and picked up saxophone when he was 13. In the late 1940s he played with T-Bone Walker and Pee Wee Crayton, then joined the band of Roy Porter in 1948-1949, and soon after played with Lionel Hampton, Floyd Ray, Art Farmer, Annie Ross, Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown, Charles Brown, and then Hampton again. He led his own band in Alaska in the mid-1950s and played with Roy Milton in 1956-57; he also recorded under his own name for Okeh Records in the 1950s. He worked in the 1960s with Onzy Matthews (1962-1964), Ike & Tina Turner as a member of the Kings of Rhythm, and Johnny Otis. In addition he recorded with Lou Rawls, Preston Love, Mel Brown, Maxine Weldon, Billy Brooks, Esther Phillips, John Mayall, and Big Joe Turner. From February to March 1974, he was the saxophonist in the two-piece “horn band” of Canned Heat’s European tour; the author of this reference characterizes Clifford Solomon as “one of the best musicians I have ever played with”. From 1974 to 1987 he was Ray Charles‘s musical director; he served in the same capacity for Johnny Otis from 1988 to 1990. In the 1990s he worked with Charles Brown once more.

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Tram 11 @ Velika dvorana Doma sportova

Tram 11 @ Velika dvorana Doma sportova

U subotu, 11. studenog 2017. u Velikoj dvorani Doma sportova (Dom sportova) 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). To je njihov prvi zajednički nastup nakon 14 godina pauze. Uz Tram 11 i Funkstere na koncertu gostuju DJ Noki Nole (Domagoj Neumann), Renman, Frx, Bolesna braća i brojni drugi gosti.  Continue reading

Mr. Dynamite @ Vodice Jazz Festival (2017)

Mr. Dynamite @ Vodice Jazz & Blues Festival (2017)

Mr. Dynamite – Vodice Jazz & Blues Festival 07/2017

Ervin Baučić – vocal
Zdenko Ivanušić – alto sax
Vanja Ileković – tenor sax
Ivan Mučić – trombone
Zoran Jex Jaeger – guitar
Zvonimir Bučević Buč – bass
Marko Duvnjak – drums

Song’s clips in the movie: Cold Sweat, Shake Everything You’ve Got, I Got You (I Feel Good)
Sound engineering and video recording by Vatroslav Mlinar Continue reading

General Woo & Funksteri Live @ Tvornica Kulture

General Woo & Funksteri Live @ Tvornica kulture

U petak, 4. studenog 2016. u Tvornica kulture sviram s General Woo, kao član njegovog pratećeg banda Funksteri (Zdenko Ivanušić – tenor saksofon, flauta; Ivan Knez – el. bass; Robert Domitrović – bubnjevi). Uz Generala Wooa i Funkstere na koncertu gostuju DJ Noki Nole (Domagoj Neumann), MC Pendrek (Krešo Strbad) i brojni drugi gosti. Continue reading

Marcel Mule

Harvey Pittel’s visit with Marcel Mule

This is an interesting conversation and meeting Harvey Pittel with Mr. Marcel Mule in May of 1993 at the roof garden of his home in Sanary, France.

Mr. Mule talks about his early experiences and studying the saxophone with his father when he was eight and he also had violin lessons a year after when he was nine. There are more interesting stories in this video, so check it out! Continue reading