Writing and performing alternate melodies, sometimes referred to as contrafacts, over a jazz standard chord progression, is a common practice amongst jazz musicians.  I was surprised to see that Wikipedia has an entry for this……https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrafact.  Here is their definition….."In jazz education, a contrafact is a musical composition consisting of a...

Saxophone Essentials Volume 1 I began putting together my Saxophone Essentials teaching material over a decade ago.  After some fifteen or more years of teaching to that point I became convinced that a good deal of the commercially available saxophone material was rather poorly conceived.  I...