I played bass guitar for years. But I always loved the sax, ever since I first heard Paul Desmond on Take Five. So I bought myself an alto for Christmas and have been learning some tunes and going through some scales, long tones and exercises. I don't sound anything like Desmond but I'm hoping to at least emulate his sound. I've been working on vibrato and plan to buy a Phil-tone Solstice mpc (0.071) and either a François Louise Brass lig or a Theo Wanne Enlightened lig (XL). Any advice you might have for a beginner would be appreciated.