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Blue Bossa , Tenor and Soprano mix,

llamedos

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Wow. Enjoy I certainly did; again many thanks for blowing me away. Les Paul certainly started something with multi-track - I look forward to your one-man quartet!

Dave
 

daveysaxboy

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Wow. Enjoy I certainly did; again many thanks for blowing me away. Les Paul certainly started something with multi-track - I look forward to your one-man quartet!

Dave
Thanks again.I'm glad you enjoyed it.
 

Wade Cornell

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Great natural melodic flow in your playing that keeps its reference to the tune. Excellent phrasing fine tone, etc. etc.

An observation that I don't think has any positive or negative is that you sound exactly the same on Soprano as Tenor, just an octave higher. In terms of your consistency of thought, melodic line, timbre, etc. this certainly shows how your musical thinking and sound originates within you. Many other players (myself included) play other saxes differently accentuating their higher/lower voicing and differences. This includes not only the timbre but also the type of improvisation, phrasing, etc. I don't have any value judgement about this, could be good or bad depending on your point of view. As an example the sopranino I find very easy to play and can play extremely long phrases due to so little air being required. So I do this, whereas I couldn't possibly play the same phrase on Tenor. Tone also varies as the higher pitched instruments (to my way of hearing) require more vibrato. There are other aspects as well, but you get the idea.

So your treatment is to my ears something very different by being the same. Just wondered if you give this any thought and/or have tried to focus your tone and playing so that they are the same for each sax.
 

daveysaxboy

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Great natural melodic flow in your playing that keeps its reference to the tune. Excellent phrasing fine tone, etc. etc.

An observation that I don't think has any positive or negative is that you sound exactly the same on Soprano as Tenor, just an octave higher. In terms of your consistency of thought, melodic line, timbre, etc. this certainly shows how your musical thinking and sound originates within you. Many other players (myself included) play other saxes differently accentuating their higher/lower voicing and differences. This includes not only the timbre but also the type of improvisation, phrasing, etc. I don't have any value judgement about this, could be good or bad depending on your point of view. As an example the sopranino I find very easy to play and can play extremely long phrases due to so little air being required. So I do this, whereas I couldn't possibly play the same phrase on Tenor. Tone also varies as the higher pitched instruments (to my way of hearing) require more vibrato. There are other aspects as well, but you get the idea.

So your treatment is to my ears something very different by being the same. Just wondered if you give this any thought and/or have tried to focus your tone and playing so that they are the same for each sax.
Well as normal i done this whole thing,playing and mix in less than an hour so did not really think much about the final thing.I think i played longer lines on the soprano with more stacatto notes mixed in.I knew i wanted a fast flurry of notes at the end of the tenor blow into the soprano blow.Apart from that i just went in my studio,had no plans on doing this song but just picked it out the bag and done it.If i had planned out the form,effect and sound i wanted it would of turned out different.This is me just playing off the cuff with no real plan or form in my thinking.I am a tenor guy at heart and i do most of my work on it.I am what i am i suppose and this is my style.Still these tracks i've knocked off very fast is just me really getting to know about recording and not even thinking of playing so they are what they are.Good and bad.Plus in the end i'm playing a strong Bossa Nova tune with straight 8's so to capture a good latin bossa thats what i tryed to do.
 
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