Tag: sax solos

  • Sax in the Box – How I Coaxed a Galaxy of Sound out of Splice’s New Sample Pack

    Sax in the Box – How I Coaxed a Galaxy of Sound out of Splice’s New Sample Pack

    Here at Soundfly, we love it when our favorite artists go out and create tools that are universally useful to producers of all kinds. That’s why I was ecstatic to find out that one of our own, Flypaper author and jazz composer, Mike Casey, was producing a one-of-a-kind saxophone sample pack with our friends at Splice, called “Sounds […]

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  • Kalbells on Beating Cancer, Saying Yes to Yourself, and Sowing Songs Like Seeds

    Kalbells on Beating Cancer, Saying Yes to Yourself, and Sowing Songs Like Seeds

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s new interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. In true Incorrect Music fashion, Rubblebucket singer and saxophonist Kalmia Traver says, “I like to feel […]

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  • Joseph Shabason on Why His Album is Scrappy and Improvised Rather Than ‘Perfect’

    Joseph Shabason on Why His Album is Scrappy and Improvised Rather Than ‘Perfect’

    Welcome to Soundfly’s brand-new interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft.  By Lora-Faye Åshuvud Toronto-based saxophonist Joseph Shabason has an “incorrect” process in the sense that […]

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  • Focus on Simplicity: Exercises to Strengthen Your Foundations in Improvising

    Focus on Simplicity: Exercises to Strengthen Your Foundations in Improvising

    + Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops with Grammy-winner Kiefer in his course, Kiefer: Keys, Chords, & Beats. By Mike Casey Raise your hand if you’ve heard this cliché before: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Well, as cheesy as that sounds, I happen to believe it’s right on […]

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  • Jared Yee on What Makes the Best Solos

    Jared Yee on What Makes the Best Solos

    There aren’t many musicians who are able to balance organic emotion and technical prowess in their playing. Most of us lean in one direction or the other. However, in the time I’ve known him, I have never seen Jared play a solo that wasn’t equal parts instinct and practiced skill. As a performer, he is […]

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