Interesting posts. I've started research because I will soon be a morning practicer; due to my class schedule.
A question I have is how do your chops feel throughout the day if you practice in the morning? Granted this is a loaded question because or the nature of all of our playing and how much we play (That and our bodies all react differently). But nevertheless do you feel that you could play a 2 hour rehearsal after a morning practice session? (With a 4 hour break in between.)