New year - new discoveries

First, I'd like to wish everyone a great new year.

I haven't been too active over the course of the last month. But with a new year comes new resolutions. Part of mine is to be more active with this blog. 

So to start the new year on the right foot, I've added a few items in my composer and performer lists. 

Among these are a new page for Anthony Braxton. One of the saxophone world's most prolific composers and performers, he is a daunting personality to explore, whether you approach him from a classical of a jazz perspective. You'll find several links to some interesting documents about him, including some directly to his site.

From another generation, I've just discovered a Spanish saxophonist named Agusti Martinez. Part of the new avant-garde scene in Barcelona. You'll find links to his myspace page where you can hear a sampling of his work. 


A third addition to the site is Frank Macchia. He is a Grammy nominated composer/orchestrator who has worked on several feature films and TV programs. Some of them you might have heard of like Lost or Superman Returns. I've just heard some of his original works which includes some works for saxophone and orchestra. Oh, and by the way, he is also a sax player.