One thing that always amazed me I'd that most of the Greats, not all, in the 50s, played under influence and did a pretty good job. Can you imagine what they would have played like if they were clean/sober?
Thankfully that's not been an issue up to now. To be honest I'm not sure I could play if I was stoned.
Hi @Veggie Dave, the band is Soul Rites (www.soul-rites.com or www.facebook.com/groups/soulrites). Started as an idea during a pub conversation when I had only been playing the sax for a number of months and we've been running for over 10 years now. Great bunch of musicians/friends and great music (which I hope we do justice to!). We gig mainly in Surrey and South-West London so say hello if you are ever passing.Sounds like my sort of band, What's their name?