A question about articulation and pitch center. When my sound is centered and most resonant (as judged by trusted ears, in all kinds of rooms), I have a hard time articulating clearly. I get a lots of, for lack of a better word, fluffy articulations, both first attacks and continuing on. When I focus on the articulation, the tonguing sounds good, first attacks and otherwise, but my pitch gets squirreley (high on the pitch) and I'm out of tune with myself (not to mention others). Other people I trust agree with all of the this, but no one really know what to do about it. It seems to stay the same no matter how or what I practice. It's been a consistant problem for a very long time, regardless of horn or mouthpiece, so I doubt it's equipment related. My pracitice does include soft long tones and slurs (sluring is harder in the center of the pitch too), and lately I've been playing more articulation related etudes (softly) but the pitch center/clarity thing hasn't changed. Playing lyrical tunes is where it's the most obvious. I'm always able to get one or the other, but not both. Any thoughts? Thanks.