"Nativity Carol" comes from a beautiful collection of Christmas music by John Rutter. This recording begins with an unaccompanied solo alto saxophone intro written by John Martin. We then skip to the 3rd verse where John switches to soprano saxophone and is accompanied by the organ. We fade out as the strings rejoin John for the final verse.
live concert performance with members of the Delbarton Abbey Orchestra
John performs Bach pieces like this one in church services, recitals, and wedding ceremonies. As with each of the recordings on this page... listen with a good pair of headphones so you can really get inside the music!
This was a quick recording made for an online "Best Sound" contest sponsored by a saxophone mouthpiece manufacturer. Carol Welsman, the composer, is a fantastic and versatile vocalist, pianist, and composer.
Dave Post arranged this Duke Ellington tune for Swingadelic. The tune can be found on the soundtrack to a 2006 Rita Moreno film. John starts this one on baritone saxophone and then switches to clarinet.
This is the lead-off track of a CD put out by Swingadelic, available now at CDBaby. Swingadelic is the house band at Maxwell's (Hoboken) every other Monday night.
The album was recorded live in the studio over 2 days by this 11-pc. band, and half of the charts (including most of the tracks listed here) were read for the first time in the studio!
This female vocals demo, recorded during the "Big Band Blues" session but not for use on the recording, features A.J., granddaughter of Frank Sinatra, on lead vocals. This is a great up-tempo arrangement with lots of energy.