Better get your Guardala out...........
There are no Guardala's at the posh Greiner estate... Only my Sakshama Dukoff Stubby/shorty and at least kinda-sorta a little bit sound-wise, I think I pulled it off. ;-)
Wish I could be there. Love your playing and their music is DEEP!!!
Play well and have fun.
Thanks Mark....much appreciated! The music was definitely the most challenging stuff I've done in quite a while. Tunes like The Aleph, Bullet Train and we also did Not Ethiopia (a Brecker Bros. tune). Just got together with everyone this afternoon to run heads/forms, etc. which all of us were glad we did. It went well, but there were obvious bumps in the road. I'd love to play this stuff for 3-4 months straight with this group and then compare with how we all played last night. Doing this stuff certainly makes one appreciate how heavy all of those players were.
No! Otto Link. That's the sound I'll always think of when I think Mike Brecker. Hearing it live was a thing of beauty.
Can't argue with that, Tim. Just the other night I was listening to MB on some of those Hal Galper vids where he's playing a double ring and to be quite honest, I really don't think there was much of a difference in his overall sound compared to later when he switched to the Dukoff and then Guardala. Yes, a tad brighter maybe, but his core sound was still very much retained. As I mentioned to Steve above, I played my Sakshama Dukoff Stubby and didn't feel at all like I was struggling with edge and yet retaining a solid core sound. Unfortunately, the notes coming out of the horn aren't nearly as easy... ;-)
Sonja, I think overall it did sound very good and I'm sure we'll do it again. Unfortunately, not the day after tomorrow or next week, so I'll need to bury myself with these tunes again whenever that time comes!