Tribe Recordings

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Gil December 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Thanks Neal, that was nice of you to put the recording up, and to see and hear what others are doing.

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Bengt December 17, 2013 at 9:56 am

Nice to listen to you playing “in a sentimental mood”. It is inspiring for the rest of the tribe. We should share more than we do!
Bengt

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Donny Piela December 20, 2013 at 10:30 am

Thanks, Bengt…glad you likd it..

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Neal December 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Added Kate’s recording of ‘Let it Snow’ today.

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Bengt December 30, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Kate! You have a nice warn tone!

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KT January 4, 2014 at 8:56 am

Neal,

I wanna sound like Gil! Swings. I admit breaking my elbow and being unable to play since June, I was surprised I could still read some of the sheet music. Fire getting some scales I had known, made being able to play by an more important, but also made me want to get scales down better…first two I learned are the ones that came back with a natural feel when reading and fingering.

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jeff January 4, 2014 at 10:51 am

nice guys. Donny sound like a pro,I liked it.

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Donny Piela January 7, 2014 at 11:08 am

Thanks Jeff!

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jeff January 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm

timing lesson is a good one. count e+a 1e+a2 ect.

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Ron W. June 20, 2014 at 8:55 pm

I really liked Gil’s recording of Samba Cantina. Very sweet tone and I enjoyed the soft vibrato. Nice.

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Gil June 22, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Thanks Ron, very nice of you to say, and encourageing.

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Claudio Goldfarb June 28, 2014 at 11:25 am

Love Gil recording. Didn´t know the melody, and I like very much.
Very good vibrato!

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Gil June 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

Thank you Claudio, again it encourages me to press on.

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Wagner Rodrigues August 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Very good. I like hear the sound of saxophone of another friends. I liked of sound of all.

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David Isaacs June 20, 2015 at 9:18 am

Neal,
I like Gils articulation on Samba Cantina

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Rodney Hamler July 19, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Hello Neal;
I listen to Kate on Alto, let it snow. The song sound it real smooth, and it sound as if she used the lindeman excercise on it.

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Rosemary Matos-Idiarte August 25, 2015 at 9:45 am

Dear Neal

I listend to Kate and her song of Let It Snow. It seems by my ears she played it nicely and clear. For me it helps me to truly understand and the Lindemann process is a great tool.
Kate nicely done.
Neal thank you for the support.

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Philip M October 19, 2015 at 7:29 am

Kate’s Let it Snow has a nice feel, and really liked the long notes, quiet, with feeling and vibrato!

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Calvin C November 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Hey Neil thanks for all you do.
It was really hard to pick just one too make a comment. Kate’s sound like the way I like to play my Sax have a Chris pop to each note. Thx you all

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Y. Rideaux November 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm

Tribe Recordings*
All the recordings you can learn something from them if you listen to each of them closely and more than once. They all have great tone, timing, preety, jazzy, I only heard one squeak on the live band performance-I assume his embouchure got too tight, but his sound was nice.

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Neal November 13, 2016 at 8:06 pm

There are some good things in the recordings. But there are also problems. There are problems in my recordings as well. As you continue to play, your ears get better and you notice more.

Squeaks are eliminated fairly quickly, they can often be caused by the fingers. The Lindeman exercises can help show you how important the movement of your fingers is, even for things like playing in tune. That is affected by the fingers.

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Gary White August 31, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Listened to all the recordings and compared the Let It Snow renditions as well as Bourree as played by you. The alto sax was lively and appeared to have good intonation but seemed to be a little off in smoothness while the tenor sax had both good intonation and smoothness and played a slightly what I thought was a more difficult piece.

I’m not certain but believe Bourree is from the Baroque period. It was most beautiful to listen to and the intonation, smoothness and clarity were spot on.

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Larry Webb February 8, 2018 at 3:45 pm

I like Gil’s sound. It is bright and clear. The notes are clearly separated and rock solid.
Neal, in Bourree, how do you transition from note to note so distinctly without any hint of tongueing? It was amazing.

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Borja Lamadrid February 26, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Love how Gil and Neal play.
So smooth. Great sound.
Kate i like yours too.

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Anouk Radix September 20, 2018 at 2:55 am

Just discovered the tribe recordings. Really like to be able to learn from example of others to compare your own playing to see what can be improved.
Really happy with the recording of bourree because thats a song i want to learn.
thnx and happy learning everyone,
Greetings, Anouk,

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