Then, of course, I played alto and tenor, wherever there were jobs.
You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and you have a chromatic scale; you can match the colours all the way up, till you get to the top of the trumpet.
This life of being a transient human being has gotten to a point when it's very hard to bear.
Eliminating the piano means that I've always worked closer with the bass than most players.
In a way, I started out to be a baritone player.
The first reason for starting to do the symphony concerts was to play this new piece of mine.
Because if you've got the wit, you can make anything into a melody, ultimately.
It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way.
I'm fascinated with the electronic devices that we can mess around with.
What I came back to is that jazz is a music to be played and not to be intellectualized on.
Last Update: 26 November 2021
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