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Tim Gordon replied to Carry Buttle's discussion Recording in the group Collaborate
"So, there are two ways to end a note... Stop blowing or with the tongue. Practice both ways. But not in the song your trying to play, until you've tried it on some notes in different registers of the horn. Play some crescendos and decrescendos…"
Mar 22, 2013
Carry Buttle replied to Carry Buttle's discussion Recording in the group Collaborate
"Thank you Tim for your feedback, good advice and I will work on that moving forward.  The recordings were sounding hard and brittle like you said, mostly the endings of my notes, when I was really shooting for smooth.  So when I was…"
Mar 22, 2013
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Mar 22, 2013
Tim Gordon replied to Carry Buttle's discussion Recording in the group Collaborate
"Well, now you've done it. :) Trying to sound better is an ongoing process. And you have taken a big step in getting things where you want them to be. Carry, the one best way we can improve our playing is to listen to a recording of our own…"
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"Hi Carry. Thank you for joining up. I am excited to get this off the ground. "
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Tim taught me my first song on the Alto Sax called "You Make Me Feel Brand New" by the stylistics, so I could play it for my wife at our wedding. That was many years ago now and I haven't been able to put the sax down since.

Really enjoy Tim's teaching, playing and patience. I have since started my own band called The UnderCover Band ( and try to make a point of getting out to see Tim play whenever possible. I'm a big fan, thanks for everything Tim. I would also someday like to share the stage with Tim on a tune or two if the opportunity ever presents itself.
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Me too.

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Hi Carry. Thank you for joining up. I am excited to get this off the ground. 




Industry Veteran Ricky Schultz says...

"The measure of a musician is their body of work.  It's what seperates the men from the boys.​

Credentials --- the company you keep. It takes time, opportunity, and in the end-real talent do such a thing. You have to put in many thousands of hours--you can't fake the funk.

What makes a body of work? Twenty years with both The Temptations and The Four Tops. Like a rock.

Having worked with a list of artists so deep, (Google it) from so many genres, that suddenly it hits you--TIM GORDON is one of those players--one of the clutch, go to saxophonists in contemporary music.

Dedicated to his art, Tim is a connoisseur-level musician. His dedication is apparent when you hear his sound. And suddenly it hits you again--you've probably heard him before, maybe even seen him along your musical journey.

SOULFUL, hip-smart, and technically brilliant. What else could you ask of a saxophone player?

Encyclopedic range, comfort with any kind of music, and besides all that? He's a real nice guy.

You're in for a real treat here. Tim Gordon has finally made a record of his own.

Ricky Schultz


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