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On the way to work this morning I popped Hideaway into the car CD player. While I was driving I remembered his performance with Clapton and Sheryl Crow on Little Wing.


he gets so into it, and the others reactions are priceless. One thing that made me chuckle, is about 3:30, the leg thing... I've see my friend Bootman do it, Jay Davidson and others, and I have done it too, not consciously, it just sort of happens.... weird eh?
 

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Yeah, I do it too and lots more. It is getting into the thing, when you use your whole body to play the sax!

I remember in the film Hilary and Jackie, about the cellist Jaqueline Du Prez, when she starts moving her whole body around when playing, it is frowned on by the 'establishment'. Now when I see a musician doing it in an orchestra, it's usually the first violinist doing it to 'impress' and the second violinist is doing it as if to say 'hey, I'm vying for his chair'.

I have something else to say but I think it's a new thread needed, so watch out for it!
 

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What is that crazy altissimo tril thing he is doing?
 

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Bill,

Very cool video. I really enjoyed it.

Thanks,
Tim
 

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CountSpatula said:
I believe one can do that by wiggling fingers like crazy and using your airstream as if your playing altissimo up and down. :)

I think the correct term for that is "Freak Out".
 

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I didn't really like it. To me that was over the top and sort of ruined the solo.
It is over the top. Sanborn is often seen nailing everything just standing there. It's cool seeing him gettin' jiggy wid it, wild and way out on the edge to the point of losing it.
Hey , it's live and people love that frog up your leg stuff at the appropriate moment.
 

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Clapton and Sanborn soloing together really doesnt work to my ears, sounds horrible! (not an objective statement, my opinion), interesting that only a few styles of music seem to tolerate collective soloing/improv (imo), in the USA free jazz/music and early new orleans/trad come to mind, the players seem to work more as a team.

Nice to hear Steve Gadd rocking out though.
 

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Oh wow, you're right, that was back in may...haha.
Yea I'm a hardcore clapton fan myself, Love his stuff.
 

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Clapton and Sanborn soloing together really doesnt work to my ears, sounds horrible! (not an objective statement, my opinion)
Mine too, it's very distracting to hear two people soloing at the same time-as good as they both may be..and to me it seemed like they were chuckling at Dave becouse he extended his solo beyond where they expected and they couldn't come back in on the vocals -you see them step towards the mics and back off a couple of times as they look his way, like "That's not how we did it in rehearsal! :D"
 

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-you see them step towards the mics and back off a couple of times as they look his way, like "That's not how we did it in rehearsal! :D"
From my limited experience - I'd say there was little to no "rehearsal" involved. I occasionally get to "sit in" on some higher caliber gigs, and these catz just expect you to know your stuff. It also seems that once you get a rep as being able to pull it off - you sometimes get called because folks know they can slot you in without a rehearsal. In the case of pros of this caliber, I'm sure it's even more of a standard practice. Clapton does an amazing amount of work on a regular basis - since it's mostly blues oriented, you should be able to walk on and do well with nothing more than a few cues. Anyway you look at it - they obviously had fun :) Sometimes that kind of stuff works great live but doesn't translate to the recording well at all.....I though it sounded horrible, but you could see they were either really diggin; it, or laughing because they knew it was strange and folks were clapping like crazy anyway. It was probably completely unscripted....
 
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