Why does this happen?! I’ve got a studio session with some band or other- they give me a few tracks to learn and put sax on- I learn them up and come up with the usual mixed bag of riffs, solos etc. Come the day of recording I put down the three tracks and, at the end of the session they say- “we’ve got another one which might suit sax, want to give it a go?”…. I dive in, cold- without knowing the track or having a game plan. I can 100% guarantee the last track has my best performance and is noticeably better than the three rehearsed ones…. Why? Is this the ultimate incentive to be unprepared (surely not..). I’ve just had another example of this come through to me on email this morning & its really bugging me. Any thoughts?