|I'm mostly self-taught not picking up the horn until my mid-20's. I'm a fan of Rock and Roll and old Time R&B. Think King Curtis, Red Prysock, Big Jay McNeely, Sam The Man Taylor, Lee Allen, Paul Bascomb, and some of the younger guys who play in that vein like Sax Gordon.
I formed a band Excellent Adventure and we got a good reception, but given my other obligations that band is on a temporary hiatus. I Until recently I played with the Hillcrest Gang. Excellent Adventure is in the process of re-forming, as a solo act and quartet.
|To give a listen to some original songs with me on sax and vocals you can check my Soundclick website.|
|10th Avenue Freeze out
Duke of Earl
Play that Funky Music
Pick up the Pieces
Pink Panther theme
You Belong to me
|I have found midi files useful. If you have a program like Cakewalk, you can take the lead track and transpose for your instrument. You can then print that as a lead sheet, then mute that track in the midi file and, viola! instant band.|
|Some old pics|
|Little Murders c. 1998|
|sittin' in with Joey Arminio and the Family|
|For the Gearheadz:
1961 Buffet-Crampon SuperDynaction tenor with a Runyon Quantum or Custom Link mouthpiece, Rico plasticover or fibracell reeds.
I recently produced a video describing my homemade wireless transmitter clip.