- Mechanic Falls, Maine
..although I have not played out anywhere for a year and a half I received a call monday night inviting me to join a band about 25 miles away from here. A lady that had played alto sax in the community concert band I was in for eight years had given my name and number to her teacher that was in need of a lead tenor in his swing band. The call was quite unexpected and I was taken aback and didn't quite know what to say but I managed a couple questions and said I would have to think about it and get back to him. I was able to view a few videos of the band and they are quite good and was told they have some professional players mixed in with amateurs like myself. I suspect that the pros are the guys that stand up and bang-out the impressive solos I witnessed in the videos. Well my dilemma is this, because I would be first tenor I would be required to do that as well.(I am thinking none of the seconds wanted the gig) Well the simple improv/solos I do now I in the comfort of my own home studio and post are usually 'best of' several not so good takes so although this would be a great opportunity I am not so sure I could do it or at least do it well. What do you folks think? What would you do?