Thanks for all you guys' positive feedbacks, it means a lot to me knowing that you're a bunch who has seen it all. And trust me, I am DYING to play "real" jazz. I'm somewhat of a late bloomer, I didn't start off on the right foot (Kenny G was my first inspiration back when I was 12; it took me a couple of years to de-tox the Kenny G in me). And reading the posts on these boards about the countless hours people put in is intimidating, I'm lucky to be able to practice 8 hours in a week, let alone in one day! But thanks for the encouragement, I'm on "scramble mode" right now because I want to start playing the real deal and I'm looking for the quickest, most efficent path to get there, which I'm sure is a long and bumpy one. Oh and by the way, I never heard of Mindy Abair until someone commented on my video on YouTube. So, thanks for the compliment again!madgrocer said:Hey Chris..
Absolutely nothing to be ashamed of there!! You sound really good. You are certainly all over the style you are trying to emulate.
The Youtube video with you on alto... you REALLY sound like Mindi Abair... sound, phrasing, attacks everything. I'm not a very big fan of her personally, but if that's what you were going for, you REALLY NAILED IT. And that's a big compliment that you could get that close.
I would really prefer to hear you going for the bigger Marienthal or Snitzer sound,
but that's just my preference.
I get the fact that you are really into guys like Koz, Marienthal, G... but don't leave out the ones that came before them, that these guys developed what they are doing from.
Just work your way back in time from these guys, and you will continue to open up your ears harmonically, and hear where a lot of what these guys are doing came from. Dig into Sanborn, Jay Beckenstein, Grover. Then move backwards to guys like Maceo Parker, Hank Crawford.. then to Cannonball etc..
They have been sighted off Maui. I thought since they were back from Alaska, and Glen has gone back to his squirrel, I'd go back to my 'old' avatar of me with tenor and pink caddy.LampLight said:What happened to the Whale?
Grandpa Munster? Surely not . Mind you, you could make a very decent living doing year round trick or treating.hakukani said:I only changed it originally because there were too many 'Grandpa Munster' jokes about my elegant widow's peak.
Is that a very cunning American way of saying i'm not funny?LampLight said:welcome back; screw the comedians (but not you RTT!).
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