Every day we do our best to describe the wonders of our handmade Free Wind alto. Sometimes our own words fall a bit short. In fact, nothing beats having artists themselves tell you how they feel about it. They play the instrument day in day out and need top of the range performance. Always. Read more →
Somewhere in Greenwich Village, New York, you can feel excitement filling the room. Capturing the spirit of a great night out in one of New York’s finest Jazz clubs is exactly what the SmallsLive catalog does. Next month four new albums are added. Official release follows May 1st Read more →
This is “All the things you are” on Free Wind alto. A fresh recording from his set at Bimhuis January 30, 2013. Together with Chris Cheek (bs), Aaron Goldberg (p) and Giullermo Klein (p).
As we approach the new year lets take a moment and look back. Last month we stumbled upon footage from a masterclass by Branford Marsalis that we hosted in 2009. Have a listen and let his wise words truly sink in. What story will you be sharing in 2013? We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Let’s make it a memorable year.
The item aired last night. See how Bart Wirtz stops by at Amsterdam Winds and how a man with a hammer hits his ’61 Selmer. That man is Friso. With all that attention going into the Free Wind Alto you’d almost forget he’s still a top-notch woodwind repairman as well. Maybe you’d like to see doctor Friso? Let us know. Excuse the language (they’re not cursing). It’s in Dutch.
Will was in town, maybe you were there as well. What a great night. Before going on stage and making us proud with his performance, he was kind enough to tell us something about his experience playing our alto over the last few months.
One of the finest young saxophonists in Europe today, Bart Wirtz has a flexible and versatile style that ranges from hard bop to freer explorations.