Totally agree!Knowing the words can help give the emphasis. When playing "standards", especially ballads, it's about telling the story. Once you're beyond being able to play the notes and having good tone I think this is the time to start making the instrument your voice.
Had no idea you've only been at it that short a time. Had me fooled. Wish I sounded that good at less than a year.Hey guys thanks for the replies. Glad you liked it.(it is nice to get comments like this) I know one or two of you are aware of how long I have been learning the sax.So for the others, I started 10/11 months ago so still not quite a year. Chris
Yep...Very very nicely done Chris! I can hear that your trying to start some notes with a very soft and smooth attack (I can't think of a better way of putting it.) Keep up the practice on them 'cos it'll sound sooooooo goood when you get it right!
Have a listen to Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse, I'm not saying I like the version, but just take note of their timings and see how you can make a tune your own! Good on you mate.