I'd love to hear what you think about the placement of altissimo in solos. I listen to Gerald Albright do the unimaginable, but honestly it often sounds more like acrobatics in the "look what I can do" category than an artful, or soulful expression. Conversely when I listen to Sanborn's use of of altissimo on the album version of Soul Serenade I get chills going up the back of my neck. I'm not trying to down play Albright by any means. He's probably as clean with altissimo on alto as anyone dead or alive. But honestly sometimes I think he should just get a sopranino. LOL
We spend a lifetime developing the skills needed to get altissimo in our tool box, but how do those of you that are proficient with it decide where to apply it so that it is more than just "look what I can do"?
i loved Albright's work in gospel but he is more versatile than even Sanborn. Although DS is incredible and a huge influence Albright in many ways reminds me of Cannonball because he is so soulful like CB
Not a sax player but Bill Watrous sure could sing way up there on trombone.
I think Altissimo on soprano is the best. Its the best way to get rid of a table of misfits that are throwing shade my way.
and if not already mentioned UP IN ORBIT
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