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MikeMorrell

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This sounds really good @nigeld ! I play in 2 amateur Big Bands and this sounds much better than both of them - especially the trumpet section. The pianist is very talented too.

It could well be due to the recording (trumpets have a more piercing sound) but I didn't notice so much that the Bari's drowned out the Tenor Sax but that the trumpets did during his solo. The question arises why you would want to play with 1 tenor and 2 baris ;)
 
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I din;t notice so much that the Bari's drowned out the Tenor Sax but that the trumpets did during his solo. The question arises why you would want to play with 1 tenor and 2 baris ;)
The trumpets sound loud in the recording because I had attached the recorder to the band director's music stand and he was playing trumpet.

We are a community band, so the numbers depend a bit on who turns up. We normally have about 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 2 baris, 4 tenors, and anything up to 8 altos! (We now have a waiting list for altos.) But this gig was arranged at the last minute and only one tenor player could come. So she had a busy time doing all the solos - normally they share.

It's quite nice having 2 baris - not so lonesome. And it doesn't matter if one of us can't come to a gig as long as the other one can.
 
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Ivan

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Great gruff bari... the beating heart of the band

Band sounds great and I love the vocal interjections... adds exuberance

Once you realise where the mic is placed you can just about forgive the trumpet...
 

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In my community band, I'm usually sat just in front of the trumpets, I'm going to get some ear defenders.

Do you play regular gigs @nigeld, or just ad-hoc?
 
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