Formerly known as "nachoman"
Due to an odd combination of circumstances and a drummer who lives in a vicarage we held a band practice in a church over the weekend. For anyone who plays soprano &, like me, had previously never played one in an empty church … its incredible! I suppose this shouldn’t strictly speaking come as a surprise, the soprano sax is more or less the same range as a solo chorister, but there’s really something special about the reverberation of a space like that combined with the tone of a sop, its really magical (surprisingly the whole ‘vibe’ felt very different from anything I’ve been able to apply digitally to my horn). I felt forced to demand our drummer undid his snare and played across floor tom and ‘non’ snare to get a bit of an ethnic, tribal thing going, plus a nice bit of cascading piano and slide bass… drifted around the pews … fulfilled an ‘I’m Jan Garbarek (but I’m just having an off day )’ fantasy very nicely……