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long time wanted to record this evergreen... so this is my attempt.
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Good note choices and ideas in this. inflections also work a treat. Cant' help but say that although "all there" it feels very tentative (shy?). Maybe could use a bit more breath support and cleaner attacks?

Altogether very cute with lots of personality which is sorely lacking from most players. Putting yourself and your personality in what you play beats all the technical wizardry everyday.
 

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I like your tone . But the slurping uo and down not so much. K Also its not a sin to hold a note for a few beats without inflections. Some good line.s k
 

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Good note choices and ideas in this. inflections also work a treat. Cant' help but say that although "all there" it feels very tentative (shy?). Maybe could use a bit more breath support and cleaner attacks?

Altogether very cute with lots of personality which is sorely lacking from most players. Putting yourself and your personality in what you play beats all the technical wizardry everyday.
I like your tone . But the slurping uo and down not so much. K Also its not a sin to hold a note for a few beats without inflections. Some good line.s k
Thank you very much for listening and providing feedback...
I always take positives and compliments as a credit and constructive suggestions and opinions about negatives in my playing as an alert for cocentration and improvement.
 
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Cant' help but say that although "all there" it feels very tentative (shy?). Maybe could use a bit more breath support and cleaner attacks?
Absolutely agree... non tentative when on public. Studio recording requires some "moral" experience. I feel that I improved a lot.
I cannot be free from some "stress" :). But it allows to correct moments that sounds not good or accurate.
Also, I often trying to finish the project as soon as possible. Anyway, I do it mostly for friends. TOTM participation is a MUST for me because it allowed me to improve a lot.
 
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Thank you very much for listening and providing feedback...
I always take positives and compliments as a credit and constructive suggestions and opinions about negatives in my playing as an alert for cocentration and improvement.
I feel the same way. I submitted a video of me playing a song to Eric Marienthals site and he listened and critiqued. He notices that I had a good tone but did many many inflections that got in the way. Who Knew?? So I am very careful now to do an inflection but do it a way that adds to he line im playing. Usually just with the half step fingering rather than scooping jp and down. I watched out for scoops growing up. For me (in the late 1960s) that represented the old farts who played in the 40s and 50s. I wanted to sound modern? so I was copying sanborn and 1960 artists. (I started sax in my 20s so it was around 1976. I was into the funk/groove scene rather than copying the "old farts" from the 50s 40s. ) Not good or bad but how I felt then. K
 

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I feel the same way. I submitted a video of me playing a song to Eric Marienthals site and he listened and critiqued. He notices that I had a good tone but did many many inflections that got in the way. Who Knew?? So I am very careful now to do an inflection but do it a way that adds to he line im playing. Usually just with the half step fingering rather than scooping jp and down. I watched out for scoops growing up. For me (in the late 1960s) that represented the old farts who played in the 40s and 50s. I wanted to sound modern? so I was copying sanborn and 1960 artists. (I started sax in my 20s so it was around 1976. I was into the funk/groove scene rather than copying the "old farts" from the 50s 40s. ) Not good or bad but how I felt then. K
Interesting! So with you providing a feedback to my post, you are "Eric" and I am me :). Love your conclusions and feelings about playing.
Today I listened Dave Koz after some Giants and want to mimic a bit his playing. After all I will be me. But I feel always good after mimicking old shcool guys and young talanted musicians.
Love a lot Patrick Bartley... Discovered his name from Emmet Cohen. Trying to play some of his stuff. So cool. BTW, just receive LP and CD from Emmet. Patrick plays with him on this recording.
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Interesting! So with you providing a feedback to my post, you are "Eric" and I am me :). Love your conclusions and feelings about playing.
Today I listened Dave Koz after some Giants and want to mimic a bit his playing. After all I will be me. But I feel always good after mimicking old shcool guys and young talanted musicians.
Love a lot Patrick Bartley... Discovered his name from Emmet Cohen. Trying to play some of his stuff. So cool. BTW, just receive LP and CD from Emmet. Patrick plays with him on this recording.
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Thats wonderful.. Who you like is who you like and I'd never put down anyone as an influence. When I was developing in the sixties and seventies we tryed hard to not sound like the guys from the 50s and 40. I think of it in relation to nowadays. Going back to the 60s for influences would be like me going back to the 1900S for influences. Dixieland or ragtime. Nice music but had no relation to what I wanted in the 60s. Every decade or even span of years has different influences. Thats what made bop and fusion so cool. They were new and yet relevant to the era. Do what you do , K
 

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Thats wonderful.. Who you like is who you like and I'd never put down anyone as an influence. When I was developing in the sixties and seventies we tryed hard to not sound like the guys from the 50s and 40. I think of it in relation to nowadays. Going back to the 60s for influences would be like me going back to the 1900S for influences. Dixieland or ragtime. Nice music but had no relation to what I wanted in the 60s. Every decade or even span of years has different influences. Thats what made bop and fusion so cool. They were new and yet relevant to the era. Do what you do , K
I just listened to Emmet cohen. Very good player. K
 
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