We are now in a position to take bookings for this event please will all those who wish to attend this event on 17th May at http://www.healdgreenvillagehall.co.uk/findus use the Manchester & Social Workshop Button here to make their payment and their booking will be confirmed.
It would be appreciated if payment could be made as soon as possible as I am reluctant to commit funds to the hire of the hall until I know we have sufficient numbers and would not want to lose the date. We have kept the cost as low as possible £25, if all those who indicated they could attend on the 17th book then we will be fine
We will publish a very relaxed moveable timetable in the next few days and some ideas we have. We will not start before 12.00 and aim to finish around six with an option to retire to a local pub afterwards for those who wish to.
Looking forward to meeting you all
Jeanette Aldevis & Chris
This is very exiting news. After months, no, years of R & D and one or two extra grey hairs appearing on Dr. Pillinger's head plus one or two falling out of mine, i am pleased to say it looks like we may finally have an alto mouthpiece good enough to decorate with this distinguished brand.
I already have quite a long list of interested parties so please make sure you are on my mailing list, via the contact form here:
There will be two production facings (custom facings also available)
5* (suitable for classical and also fine for beginners)
6** (For anything else)
The 6** is more or less a 7, but may feel more like a 6* or 6 which I find to be the absolute best for jazz, pop, blues, r & b, rock and anything else including bluegrass and dubstep (Not doorstop)
I received a nice email this morning from Paul's granddaughter, who thanked me for the mention of him in the TamingTheSaxophone article on R & B saxophone players
She has mentioned it on the Paul Williams Facebook Page
So please like, share and comment there, tweet it etc.
It's about time the Cafe had it's own Blues thread. So here it is.
This is all about you and the Blues No complex jazz changes to challenge
the grey matter, no blistering tempo to change the arthritis . This is open
to ALL members to have a play with. There's NO melody to learn just make up
The backing can be downloaded from here "HoneyRose"
Don't worry the title is just a working title, you can title it what you like. The track has
x5 choruses with a two bar intro, the Key is Bb minor, the tempo is about 80ish.
The chords are.
ll Bbm l F7+ l
ll: Bbm l % l % l Bb7+ l
Ebm l % l Bbm l % l
Gb7 l F7 l Bbm l F7 :ll
Bbm l % ll
Feel free to post as many versions as you like, each time you find another way round
the track press record and share it on here. I know Pete and Aldevis will be joining in on...
The Jericho J6 "pass around" arrived a few weeks ago. I wanted to compare it to my recently acquired Jupiter 567-565 from 2006 and Yamaha YAS-275 from 2004. Oh, and the 60 year old LeBlanc VITO I picked up for a song a few weeks back.
From the left: Jericho; VITO; Yamaha; Jupiter
Unpacking the J6 from its sturdy backpack style case, it appeared to be a brand new "matt gold" model, and Robbie later confirmed it was unused. Not a "vintage" look, but a rather nice scratched/brushed gold under lacquer. I couldn't fault the finish although some of the key rod screw heads had been rather gnarled up during assembly which put me off a little. I queried these with Robbie and he said if I'd been a buyer he would have happily replaced these with perfect ones. So, well handled on the customer service front there. He also mentioned he doesn't set up review models specially. They're just sent out from off the...