Overstock Music Sale

04.26.2016 Leave a comment

After much thought, I’ve decided to cease operation of JVickersMusic.com. I enjoyed helping people locate music, but in the end, I became too busy to continue this endeavor. I have the following music left, and I’m offering it on a first come/first serve basis.

If you are interested, send an email to meĀ at jeffvickers(at)hotmail.com and tell me what you’re interested in. I will invoice you through Paypal and ship the music as soon as payment is made. The prices below represent mostly 15% discounts from other online retailers. I will update this list after each transaction, so it should remain fairly current.

Again, email jeffvickers(at)hotmail.com to request any items listed below. I will use USPS Priority Flat Rate for shipment unless you ask otherwise. Thank you!

Absil 5 Easy Pieces for alto sax $23.00
Jeanjean Quatuor $31.50
Piazzolla Histoire du Tango (qtet version) $50.00
Rascher Top Tones $10.90
Tanada Mysterious Morning III (sop) $21.00
Villa-Lobos Fantasia (for soprano or tenor) $15.00
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Commissions update: Michans

08.16.2011 Leave a comment

Somehow, with everything going on with Robert Lemay visiting NASA, my recording project, the Gotkovsky consortium and my recent Europe trip, I neglected to mention that Carlos Michans was awarded a support grant by The Fund at the Hague in the Netherlands. I asked Carlos to write a new piece for me for tenor and piano, which will hopefully be premiered at the World Sax Congress in Scotland. Carlos is a really great composer, Argentinian by birth, but living in Amsterdam. I’ve performed his Quartet #1 and Musique for alto sax, and I’m also somewhat familiar with another of his pieces. This is an exciting milestone in my Contemporary Tenor Repertoire Initiative, funded by a foreign government!

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Concept Art 2 by Dan May

07.15.2011 Leave a comment

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Concept Art 1 by Dan May

07.15.2011 Leave a comment

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CD Fundraiser

06.27.2011 Leave a comment

What’s up peeps? Hey, I’m trying to get the word out there. I’m basically pre-selling my cds to try to generate some extra capital. The CD will be available by the beginning of October, unless there are some unforeseen issues.

Here’s a link to my fundraiser. I need your help, please spread the word. I’ve received lots of positive feedback about the selections, and it will be a legit studio recording – not something I did in my garage! Be awesome and help out a fellow musician – just looking for pre-orders. You can select either a download option or physical CD once they’re replicated. Thanks a bunch, send me feedback if you want. Peace! ~JV

http://kck.st/jNqScp

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New Consortium! Leszczynski!

03.21.2011 Leave a comment

Saxophonist/composer and I have established a new consortium to help him create a new piece for soprano saxophone and piano. We invite anyone interested to view the Kickstarter project page – linked below. The deadline for support is May 1, 2011. Please consider helping this young composer in his endeavors.

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/e/O5Ybz/projects/1350656553/commission-john-leszczynski-for-soprano-sax-and-pi

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Vickers 12* Commandments

03.15.2011 3 comments

(Updated 3/16/11) I thought I’d put these in print for my students to laugh at – but numbering them like Gibbs’ laws (NCIS) seems like a good idea…

  1. Thou shalt not roll from bis to B natural.
    1a) Except when doing funky altissimo passages. Then maybe it’s ok, depending on the preceding and subsequent notes.
  2. Thou shalt not add side C to bis.
  3. Thou shalt not double cross-finger.
  4. Thou shalt not just sit on a middle D without adding low B key.
  5. Honor thy Mule and thy Ferling.
  6. Thou shalt NOT Muczynski Concerto. Period, don’t ask.
  7. Remember Dr. Beat, for it is holy.
  8. Thou shalt have no other instruments before saxophone.
  9. What happens on the saxo-trip, stays on the saxo-trip.
  10. When in doubt, blame Duane Torres.
  11. Thou shalt not bear false witness to thy practice session.
  12. Thou shalt not stand the bari sax upright in its case (again, Duane Torres).

So let it be written, so let it be done.

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