Re: Playing with horns

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Posted by Patrick J. McKenna on March 11, 2002 at 19:42:54:

In Reply to: Playing with horns posted by Antonio on March 11, 2002 at 09:48:22:

: Dear harp readers
: I may have the chance to play in a band with a good
: saxophone player. I wonder if some of you have experience
: with this (I think Bluz does anyway) and I would appreciate
: the feedback you can give me. This guy's tenor sax sounds
: nice and loud and he can play in all keys by ear. What
: type of rig would be most suitable? How not to be intimidated
: by a good sax player?
: Thank you for all your input. All tips welcome

Hey Antonio...
Advice? What I have to share with you isn't advice. Some might consider it to be envy! It has been quite awhile since I've played with any horn players. Get with the right players and you can learn a lot and gain some valuable experience.
Bluzharper's answer to your post hit cyberspace before I had a chance to respond. As always, his advice is right on (and I think that he said it better than I could). He has the experience to back it up his advice.
Learn what you can from that gig if you get it. It seems like an opportunity that doesn't happen often. Around here in SE Georgia/NE Florida, there aren't many band prospects for a bass player and even less for a harmonica player.
I just thought of some last minute advice...Trade places with me and let me have that gig!
Good luck. I wish you success in your endeavors.

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