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Oh nice! I enjoyed it. Thanks for posting and your musicianship!
 

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That was great man! I've actually wondered what Bebop would sound like on a C-melody. You would think that someone among all the sax player on earth would play C-mel as their main axe, but no! Hmm, Dave, maybe you've found your calling ...
 

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That was great man! I've actually wondered what Bebop would sound like on a C-melody. You would think that someone among all the sax player on earth would play C-mel as their main axe, but no! Hmm, Dave, maybe you've found your calling ...
Thank you!! I'd have to get the thing fixed first...there are a TON of leaks, and I really think I'll play it a bunch more if it's fixed up. It's a super interesting instrument to play and I get into a totally different mode when I'm playing it (compared to playing alto or tenor).
 

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Now I know for sure why I never have been tempted to try a C tenor.
 

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Thank you!! I'd have to get the thing fixed first...there are a TON of leaks, and I really think I'll play it a bunch more if it's fixed up. It's a super interesting instrument to play and I get into a totally different mode when I'm playing it (compared to playing alto or tenor).
I can relate to that, great job, very nice recording.
 

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That sounded really good - like a cross between a modern James Moody and Dick Oatts!
 

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Sounding great on that C melody Dave, but it's the player and not the horn that makes it good.

I don't see a lot of videos of people playing C Melody Sax, let alone videos of people playing bebop on it...
Dutch alto player Benjamin Herman did a full CD on C melody a long time ago (1994), together with guitar player Maarten van der Grinten. They played a mix of all styles on that CD, but Ben's solo in 'We See' (starting at 0:40) can be for sure seen as a Bebop solo on C melody:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgYodZwFUI4
 

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That was excellent, Dave! Love the smoothness in the higher register as you played it, very Joe Henderson-like.
 

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That was excellent, Dave! Love the smoothness in the higher register as you played it, very Joe Henderson-like.
Thank you! It's such a unique sound - very fun to play.

I agree. Great playing as always, and you make everything fun!!
Thanks brother!
 

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Beautiful David. Please get that horn fixed up and give us more. i could listen to a lot of that!
 

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Very nice, Dave!
The sonority reminds me of a bass clarinet played in the middle/upper register and in combination with your approach it gets quite warnemarshish in a certain way. Do you play an alto mouthpiece on it?
 

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I don't really know what the difference is between a C melody and a tenor (I'm guessing it's smaller?), but it sounded pretty good to me. Your runs are very listenable, and fun to see where they go. Thanks for the video.
 
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