That's for sure. I'm amazed he could get anything out of that horn in the company he was with. Whatever faults he has, lack of nerve isn't one of them.Frank D said:pretty brave to jump in with another guy's horn. It could have had a 10* Link with a #5 reed!
You seriously think a guy running for President has time to woodshed???? Ha, I say, HAAA! See, in England, the future Prime Minister can woodshed all day and all night while the party does all the campaign work, but here? No way, Maestro.RootyTootoot said:Mm.. Difficult to tell how stage-managed that all is. I certainlythink it would have been arranged beforehand that he would be offered a sax in what looks like a spontaneous way. Maybe he'd been "shedding" for the previous 6 months And using that very sax He did sound ok, though. But not much more than ok given he's been playing for 20-30 years (?) But I doubt he was nervous - not a man to think ill of himself, from what i've noticed. I was idly wondering as i watched this whether Clinton's playing the sax was "a good thing or a bad thing" in terms of the instument's profile and popularity. Not sure there.
Yes, I was wondering who would pick up on this. Jimmy Heath is also on the bandstand, Joe Williams is singing.Bill Mecca said:Didn't you guys notice it was Illinois Jacquet gave him his horn, right off his neck to play. THAT has to be nerve wracking!!!!