Excellent point:!:retread said:Art Pepper chirped a lot. If the player is truly talented, who cares about chirps?
very interesting info-- never heard that beforeReedsplinter said:Somebody posted the following on another thread. I can't vouch for the truth of it, but here it is:
I understand from a reliable source, that Getz use to practice without his horn, as he felt it got in the way. A friend of mine said he use to go over Stans house, and Stan would be there lying down on the sofa with his eyes closed, moving his fingers and breathing like he was playing...and he didnt like to be bothered while he was practicing. My friend asked Stans wife what he was doing the first time he saw this, and she said thats how he likes to practice...the horn gets in the way so he doesnt need to practice with it.
He would be lying there and breathing like he was blowing into a horn and moving his fingers all around, and when it came time to play the actual sax, he was mentally already there. He had perfect pitch so he knew when he was making a mistake.
Visualization is key in many sports, and Getz was onto this concept.
...and as you notice, the horn never seemed to get in his way----- ever!
Errr -- except maybe when a "chirp" crept in there? Maybe it was a form of snoring!