No, No, Mark. Not a Berg! After playing an RPC? <shakes head in disbelief>Mark R said:Thanks for that Saxophonus Bb. That was a fine bucket of funky, in da' pocket playing by Sonny. It is rare that I've heard him play with a different rhythm section than his own. After hearing Sonny lay that down it has me thinking I need to maybe look for another Berg mouthpiece :?
RootyTootoot said:I am going to say something just a little sacriligeous now. I've seen that clip a couple of times and of course it's great and of course i've got most of the albums and they're all "great" by any standards. And of course i don't go for the crap dullards' opinion that somehow Sonny "sold out" somewhere in the 70's. But can you really say that the music at this point (in the clip) is as electrifying as Sax Colossus/Tour de Force, the Bridge etc? And I do understand that he had to move on and try new stuff and I applaud that, in fact. But are we not selling ourselves short if we don't admit that Sonny could yet rise again to new heights and to make music that will pin our ears back so completely that we'll realise that there is even more to be said? Maybe it's not over. This is my point. Sorry if that all sounds a little melodramatic but i do feel passionately about the music and Sonny is one of the very greatest of the great. I'd appreciate feedback here, even if deeply opposed.