I naturally move when I play, but notice my time is generally better when I don't move as much. Some movement seems almost involuntary, but maybe it's just habit. Any thoughts?
I walk the crowd once every gig. My band members love it. They like to watch peoples' reactions.... I routinely get much good reaction walking the crowd and I know not many do it. But you have to be comfortable doing it. not contrived. I will dance with the people as I play funk.
Are you sure you don't prefer this saxocleseI can understand "getting into" the music, but when a lot of young sax players I see do it during solos it looks phony or contrived perhaps due to their lack of experience. Music is primarily an aural experience not a visual one. My thinking is that any movement that compliments and reinforces the contours and accents in the music is acceptable. Any excessive movement that detracts or distracts from the music is not. Paul Desmond's left shoulder is a perfect example of movement that compliments the music.