I say that the player has courage to perform solo. By listening to this performance, I think the problem is with performance anxiety. I have been in similar situations. One was in college at a jazz competition when the sax soloist in the small ensemble did not come in for his 2 coruses like we had rehearsed. I totally freaked out and my throat began to close up. As trumpet players, you know what that means. The judges comments were harsh. Later that year, I crashed and burned during our spring recital. I quit playing a couple of years after that. I've been two years into my come back to playing so I decided to audition for a small church orchestra. I practiced and practiced. My wife and kids were really impressed (they are not easy to please) but when I got to the audition I got so scared that all of the notes were terribly out of tune and I couldn't play above a tuning "C". What a disapointment. I stayed through the end and did my sight reading, etc. Needless to say, I did not get invited to join, nor have I been asked to sub. Better luck next year. How do you guys deal with performance anxiety? We could all use some practical advice from the pros. Peace.