i don't really want to play the classical boring stuff. I want to play songs like Bakers Street, Let her Go by Passenger, Redemption Song, Autumn leaves, Fly Me To The Moon.
My favourite players are Getz and Coltrane.
As for my current practice I am just going over and over the books that I have at the moment. To be honest.
I focus on long tones for 20 minutes a day, and practice with a metronome doing fast and long notes - this gets on me families nerves but hey, good things come to those who wait.
And then I work through the following books Abracadabra Saxophone, 80 Graded Studies For Saxophone, The Definitive Jazz Collection (though mainly just work on the notes and not the chords and don't really know as only 8 weeks in how to do jazz improvisation), Play - Along Really Easy Saxophone - Chart hits - 15 Popular Songs (don't really use this one) and Andy Hampton's Saxophone Basics (its a good book but there's too many pictures and as a 27 year old Uni Student used to reading psychology and psychiatry books its a bit child like for me, thats why I have the 80 Graded and brought a few more today).
I have just brought Upgrade - Light Relief Between Grades - Alto Sax - Grades 1-2 Pamela Wedgwood and Specimen Sight Reading Tests For Saxophone Grades 1 - 5 by ABRSM
My main practice regime is going from the start of either the Sax Basics or Abracadabra book and working to the point where I start struggling. I then break the struggling song/tune up into bars and work on that bar over and over, till i get it right. Building the song to a complete song
After each session I create a practice journal and record down what I've done. What I've struggled with and things to work on for the next day. This I then take to my lessons and work through my struggles and ask questions and get taught things such as fingering and correct breathing skills, as well as working on embouchure so that each lesson is productive.
I am a little crazy I know and sounds very structured in my learning, but I love it so it's worth all the effort.