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Colin the Bear

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Your playing has changed lately. There's an effortless, easiness about it. That's quite apart from the wonderful sound you're making. I like it.
 

daveysaxboy

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Your playing has changed lately. There's an effortless, easiness about it. That's quite apart from the wonderful sound you're making. I like it.

Well thanks Colin. I did make a big goal/aim on new years eve to play less !!! As I've said lots on here there is 13 notes not 12 !!! the most important note is space. That's my route now. Plus I've just formed 3 months ago a new quartet so been working a lot on that and my over 20 years long standing ambient jazz duo, Jewel have been back rehearsing every week for a couple of months now for a show case gig this month on a new suite we written so I'm enjoying playing heaps of jazz again. Its a total break from my mostly every weekend wedding function bands and solo gigs. Loads of cheese there for sure.
 

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I've got a couple of weddings coming up this month. Watch this space for cheeese lol
 

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Sooo! glad you found that 13th note Davey, as that's what makes this piece, really well played:thumb:

Chris..
 

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Lush Davey, gorgeous tune. Never heard it before.
 

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I love this backing track, just heard it on another piece by SaxMan. I'm assuming it is available on this forum somewhere... I really should frequent more often, but another addition to the family has taken even more time up recently.

Davey, this is indeed my favourite excerpt of yours I've heard. Your less is more approach is definitely playing dividends. Sounds great, tasteful. Miles Davis said something on the lines of, it isn't what you play it's what you don't....Great advice. I particularly like what you do at 1m 10 to 1m 35... The start of that phrase, the space, and your first use of the G# altissimo - that particular note that time..the way you play up and into it, it's yearning, beautiful. Very reminiscent of early Brecker when he uses less is more.

Cheers for sharing!

(If your interested, and anyone else is, have a listen to one of my favourite Brecker solos, and one of my favourite pieces on a certain genre. I didn't learn many Brecker solos note for note, but this one I did many moons ago. From Billy Cobham's Crosswinds album, it's a piece called 'Heather' - also featuring the late and great George Duke...Brecker starts it slowly and builds it, both in intensity and note approach. I must dig out some other stuff of Brecker doing this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLKJqIvn-dM Solo starts at around 3m30s But if you fancy a piece to star gaze with, or watch a sunrise or sunset, this is one of my favourites. But I think I've said that already.... ;)
 
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daveysaxboy

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I love this backing track, just heard it on another piece by SaxMan. I'm assuming it is available on this forum somewhere... I really should frequent more often, but another addition to the family has taken even more time up recently.

Davey, this is indeed my favourite excerpt of yours I've heard. Your less is more approach is definitely playing dividends. Sounds great, tasteful. Miles Davis said something on the lines of, it isn't what you play it's what you don't....Great advice. I particularly like what you do at 1m 10 to 1m 35... The start of that phrase, the space, and your first use of the G# altissimo - that particular note that time..the way you play up and into it, it's yearning, beautiful. Very reminiscent of early Brecker when he uses less is more.

Cheers for sharing!

(If your interested, and anyone else is, have a listen to one of my favourite Brecker solos, and one of my favourite pieces on a certain genre. I didn't learn many Brecker solos note for note, but this one I did many moons ago. From Billy Cobham's Crosswinds album, it's a piece called 'Heather' - also featuring the late and great George Duke...Brecker starts it slowly and builds it, both in intensity and note approach. I must dig out some other stuff of Brecker doing this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLKJqIvn-dM Solo starts at around 3m30s But if you fancy a piece to star gaze with, or watch a sunrise or sunset, this is one of my favourites. But I think I've said that already.... ;)

So you like it,,, very good of you to have a listen and for your comments. Last night I played a great duo gig on our original ambient jazz stuff. Really enjoying working in this form again. Yes less is more, well for me ,lol..
 

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