Come back down Ian. Thanks for all the comments guys, I guess we are heading in the right musical direction. Jim perhaps 'Derek' will jump in as it is his tenor playing.. Once again glad you all liked it..
I would appreciate that, its always good to hear what a musician is expressing with his interpretation, in his own words. BTW lovely melody and tenor playing.
Hi Jim, I put this to Derek, he read it as well. He isn't a member as yet but did ask me to post this
"Well part of me is trying to play correctly, as I am sight reading the written melody, which is usually for the beginning and ending. The aim of my improvisation on a slow number like this one is to play with emotion rather than the notes, but what comes out comes out if you see what I mean. I guess you could say I'm just playing by ear. I think I aim for a nice sound/feel for the whole piece. Of course sometimes this works other times I'm not so lucky."
Hope that in part answers your question..