Occasionally I get called to play in the backup band when touring acts come through town. Last month I played in the horn section for the Chicago-based Under the Streetlamp, an excellent 50s-70s musical review, in nearby Williamsport, PA.Here's a quickie phone video from our gig. The audio is, well, it was shot with a phone. But, the video is clear enough for my family to know that I really *was* at a gig that day... :-)
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Here's Miles Osland's U of Kentucky student sax quintet Megasax playing my tune Mancini digs that mambo. I believe this was from a warm-up concert as they prepare for a 1-hour set at the upcoming JEN conference in Atlanta.
I can't wait to hear it live -- these guys and gals can play. Dig the drive of the bari player.WATCH THE VIDEO...
When I was first really getting into playing jazz as a teenager, I become obsessed with the Charlie Parker Omnibook. Consequently, I spent a lot of time listening to Charlie Parker.
But, as time passed I got into other musicians, and my Bird-listening went on the back-burner. Until recently.
On a whim, I picked up one of those "Essential Charlie Parker" CDs -- I had previewed it on Amazon and it sounded like a good one, both in track selection and...