Peter, I'm just listening to your tracks, my time for listening is better today than it was yesterday, so sorry for the delay.Thanks for asking Mr. sideC . I played at that time in an amateur band called Bob Sesion. Bob was our bandleader, a retired professional music teacher who played clarinet, alto and piano. The rest of the band was full time amateur! We mainly tried to play straight ahead jazz. The instrumentation was clarinet/alto/piano (Bob), tenor (me!), baritone, trumpet, vibraphone, guitar, bass and drums (I liked that setting very much).
I have some old recordings of that time (around 1999) on my SoundClick page. Bit reluctant to post the links in this thread full of great professional players, because the quality of the recording and the musicians is by far not up to the other postings in this thread. But anyhow, here are some links:
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9607310 - Walkin Shoes (studio) - my solo starts around 3:06
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10037993 - 7 Come 11 (live) - my solo starts around 3:02
http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=9607401 - Just A Closer Walk With Thee (live) - feature of me (inspired by Mr. Arnett Cobb)
I played at that time on a Selmer SBA of 1952 with a metal Otto Link Early Babbitt 8* mouthpiece.
Wow, you guys got it going on! Very good band, and some nice, tasty solos. I'm really impressed over here. There's a character to what you guys are doing with the tunes, and that's very important to me. Sounds like you're having a really good time, and that's coming out through the music.
Peter, your playing is outstanding, IMHO. You're displaying a nice organic sound, and it seems like you're not afraid to be a little whimsical about things. Ha ha ha. I was smiling listening to your 7 Come 11 solo, and your Just A Closer Walk feature. Your tenor covers lots of ground, stylisticly.
Man, you're making my day. Thanks for sharing!