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Not a very good recording so a little hard to tell. Sounds like the grace note/trill is beyond the trumpet player. Re-write this so that it's played without it, you won't miss it. Your tone and solo sound good but lacks confidence (could be partly your distance from the microphone keeps the level too low). The rhythm section is good and giving you a solid backing.

My recomendation is to make it simple, play it with feeling and conviction, and get a better set up for recording.
 

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Man, 4shared is dead, please use dropbox or something.

I listened to joy spring : I don't think you have the changes down quite yet. No worries though, it's a challenging tune. You have a good rhythm section so let them fill in more and play meaningful stuff.

I think I'd like to hear a brighter tone from you too.
 

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Man, 4shared is dead, please use dropbox or something.

I listened to joy spring : I don't think you have the changes down quite yet. No worries though, it's a challenging tune. You have a good rhythm section so let them fill in more and play meaningful stuff.

I think I'd like to hear a brighter tone from you too.
Actually the trumpet player uploaded them, I just threw them up there. I don't play a chorus on Joy Spring, just the heads. I'm on tenor. I agree with you about the alto player. Check out the other tunes, I play on those ones.
 

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Not a very good recording so a little hard to tell. Sounds like the grace note/trill is beyond the trumpet player. Re-write this so that it's played without it, you won't miss it. Your tone and solo sound good but lacks confidence (could be partly your distance from the microphone keeps the level too low). The rhythm section is good and giving you a solid backing.

My recomendation is to make it simple, play it with feeling and conviction, and get a better set up for recording.
Which tune are you talking about?
 

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I listened to April : Nice Rollins tone man - still needs a little more focus and confidence imo but you're getting there... I think some of your lines could be more fluid and locked in with the rhythm section. The fact that the bass drum is so loud in the mix and your so soft is distracting though. LOL

Maybe you could have stated your part of the melody in a more confident way rhythmically. How long have you been playing? And how long has the combo been rehearsing?
 

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I listened to April : Nice Rollins tone man - still needs a little more focus and confidence imo but you're getting there... I think some of your lines could be more fluid and locked in with the rhythm section. The fact that the bass drum is so loud in the mix and your so soft is distracting though. LOL

Maybe you could have stated your part of the melody in a more confident way rhythmically. How long have you been playing? And how long has the combo been rehearsing?
Yeah, I heard that too, I'm floating over the time a bit at times. Interesting you say Rollins, I don't really dig his playing. I'll have to think about that lol. I've been playing for about 3 1/2 years, I'm a senior in high school now. This band has been playing together since early February, and actually I think we've come really far from before. Thanks for the feedback!
 
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