New Guest Article at Best.Saxophone.Website.Ever

Happy New Year everyone! I hope the year brings you happiness and prosperity. I want to share a couple of things regarding Bach Shapes. First, out today I have a new article on Doron Orenstein’s Best Sax Site Ever, which you can check out here: Bach’s Toccata and Fugue. Thanks to Doron for allowing me to share some upcoming ideas for the second book in the series, which pending how many more of the first book I sell this year, will be released by next year if all goes well. I have many more ideas for this volume, and will be asking for reader input as well by setting up a survey soon. I have also created a couple more video edits of the etudes from the book, performed by Stefan Vasnier and I last summer, here is the latest:

There is only one etude from the book that has yet to be posted, will be up soon! You can hear all of the others at Guitarist in Kuala Lumpur, Az Samad was also kind enough to write review of the book on his site: Az Samad Lessons

Also in Bach Shapes related news, I will be presenting a lecture on how to apply this info to improvisation and technical practice at this year’s NASA (North American Saxophone Alliance) conference in Cincinnati, which will take place March 8-11. More info and details as it approaches. I believe video of this will be available to stream or download.

More to come!





Bach Shapes – New Book for Saxophone

$19.95 $14.00

Book of sequences derived from J.S. Bach, for saxophone and all treble clef instruments.

“Jazz musicians have naturally gravitated towards the music of JS Bach for years, so a book like this one has been a long time coming. Jon has done a wonderful job capturing various snapshots of Bach’s seemingly infinite musical language, organizing these shapes in a setting that could be very useful to improvisers. A truly interesting and enjoyable book that will hopefully lead to more volumes in the future.”

Miguel Zenon, International Touring Artist

On sale until September 21st! Includes a copy of As the River Sings, my quartet city from Fresh Sound New Talent. US only, limited supply.




Diatonic Sequences derived from the music of J. S. Bach, for saxophone. Includes 4 jazz etudes, an explanatory introduction and the Shapes transposed into all keys. More information at

Sale until September 21st, 2020, includes a CD copy of As the River Sings, my quartet CD with Greg Ruggiero, Chris Tordini and Tommy Crane!

Additional information

Weight .8 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 12 × 2 in


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  1. You’re welcome Jon!

    I sure hope the lecture will be online – it would be great for more folks to be able to listen to you talk about it! 🙂

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