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Classical Selections
Click on the links below to hear some of my solo classical recital performances and performances with Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.  I've added three recent performances, one of Paul Bonneau's "Caprice en forme de Valse, Raymond Gallois Montbrun's "6 Etudes Musicales" and the premiere of a piece written for me and my wonderful accompanist Janet Pummill entitled "Brilliant Blue" by my TCU colleague Dr. Till MacIvor Meyn.  I hope you enjoy these recent additions.  (The narration you'll hear accompanying some of the tracks was added for my promotional TCU saxophone studio CD.) Thanks to Jim Jackson for his help in preparing these recordings.

Welcome to the TCU Saxophone Studio

Eccles Sonata IV

Bach Violin Sonata #3 Mvmnt II

Bach Violin Sonata #3 Mvmnt III

Bach Violin Sonata #3 Mvmnt I

Meditation From Thais

Glazounov w/piano

Ballad Set
For those who know my playing, it's no secret than I'm a fan of ballads.  I owe my inspiration to masters like Johnny Hodges and Marshall Royal.  These were recorded in studio or live with the Airmen of Note, the UNT 2:00 Lab Band, the TCU Jazz Ensemble and the Shenandoah Conservatory Orchestra.  I hope you enjoy this selection of tunes!

Sophisticated Lady

Lonely Street


All the Way

You Don't Know What Love Is

Who Can I Turn To?

As Time Goes By

It's My Turn

Lead Alto/Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet w/flute doubling
Here are five tunes that I included in my "Take the Lead" article for Saxophone Journal in 2006.  It was a real learning experience playing all of the section parts as well as lead!  My thanks to my good friend Sammy Nestico for giving me permission to use his outstanding sax soli on "A Warm Breeze."  You can access and download the play-a-long versions on my articles/exercises page.

Licorice (clarinet lead)

Four Others (Tenor Lead)



A Warm Breeze

Jazz Soloist
This last set of links include some of my favorite solos as a member of the Airmen of Note.  The first excerpt (Night Clouds) comes from my first recording with the band in 1985 and the last (Annette's For Sure) comes from the last recorded in 2004.  Groovin' High also features my good friend Andy Axelrad on the second alto solo. "Crazy, but..."  is a tune that featured guest soloist Eric Marienthal along with myself during the Jazz Heritage Concert Series in November 2003.   I hope you enjoy these tunes!

Night Clouds

Groovin' High

Arriving Soon

The Sleaze Factor

Crazy, but...

Annette's For Sure

Combo Set
A regular feature of my faaculty recitals over the past few years at TCU is to include a jazz set in the second half.  Performing with me are Joey Carter on piano/vibes, Kyp Green on bass and my son Alan on drums.  It's always a joy to perform with this fine group of musicians and especially be able to share the stage with the junior member of the Eckert family.  I hope you enjoy these selections.


I Loves You Porgy

All The Things You Are

The Saga of Harrison Crabfeathers