BOTM Dec 2018 - I Want to Talk About You

JayeNM

Formerly JayePDX
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#45
That’s encouraging. I guess, to be more specific, it’s me on alto that has trouble with ballads. But I’m working on it.
Ohhhhhh, I dunno 'zactly what else to add. ;) After I posted this, I was digging into my fading memory banks and actually realized it was the first alto player who brought the tune into our book, many moons ago. I too had never heard of it.

I just think, as @randulo 's version indicates, the melody sounds really sweeeeet with an Alto voice. I think the melody lends itself to a higher-pitched sax voice, I guess.
 

GCinCT

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#47
Ohhhhhh, I dunno 'zactly what else to add. ;) After I posted this, I was digging into my fading memory banks and actually realized it was the first alto player who brought the tune into our book, many moons ago. I too had never heard of it.

I just think, as @randulo 's version indicates, the melody sounds really sweeeeet with an Alto voice. I think the melody lends itself to a higher-pitched sax voice, I guess.

I agree with that. Interesting given that Billy Eckstine was a baritone. I think the melody occupies the best part of the alto's range.
 

GCinCT

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#50
I have to say, 7 days into the month and I am already thrilled by the recordings posted thus far. I love this tune and every one of you has increased my enjoyment of it.
 

Halfers

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#51
Wow! I really enjoyed that. The vocal was a very pleasant surprise. You really owned the tune and put your personal stamp on it Well done!
I thought singing the second part would be easier than soloing! I was wrong, the melody is way more subtle than I'm used to.
 
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#55
I could just keep telling myself that I will do it soon, or I can just do it. My lesson was canceled today, so I took my extra 2 hours (not that it took me that long to make this) and just went for it. I then proceeded to overreach and acted like I knew how to improvise, which I don't, so that part got cut out :p.

https://soundcloud.com/user-100691555%2Fi-want-to-talk-about-you View: https://soundcloud.com/user-100691555/i-want-to-talk-about-you

Anyhow, this is a new set up for me, I think I like it. Its super loud, but I also think my reeds are too soft, so maybe getting harder reeds will help me out in the control department.
 
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GCinCT

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#58
I could just keep telling myself that I will do it soon, or I can just do it. My lesson was canceled today, so I took my extra 2 hours (not that it took me that long to make this) and just went for it. I then proceeded to overreach and acted like I knew how to improvise, which I don't, so that part got cut out :p.

https://soundcloud.com/user-100691555%2Fi-want-to-talk-about-you View: https://soundcloud.com/user-100691555/i-want-to-talk-about-you

Anyhow, this is a new set up for me, I think I like it. Its super loud, but I also think my reeds are too soft, so maybe getting harder reeds will help me out in the control department.
Nice job! Your tone is really pretty, well suited to a ballad. I'm glad you used your extra time this way. Thank you. Improvisation will come.
 

randulo

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#60
I then proceeded to overreach and acted like I knew how to improvise, which I don't, so that part got cut out :p
Overreaching is necessary to learn.
You do know how to improvise, we can hear that in the bridge in the middle.
I started to write an answer, and decided that I'd make it a post to be attacked dissected by the elders around here. Hopefully, they'll just add to it :)
 
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