Day 4 of the comeback came and went, although things are going well enough that I'm not sure I should call it a comeback. Yeah, I've lost a little bit, but I don't seem to have to make up nearly as much ground as I thought I would. Possibly this is due to the two times since last October that I broke the horn out - once at Easter and again to play a wedding in June. The second time was a bit more involved. Easter was kind of ancillary to the overall music product - the horns were there merely to add some color and so there wasn't much pressure to be right on the money. With the wedding in June, that was a little different and I spent a couple of weeks working my chops and knocking the dust and cobwebs off so that I could give the people a decent performance on the horn - I got paid for it after all and I wanted to fully know that I had earned the fee.
So.....I put together a quick little clip last night and posted it to YouTube. I'm always hesitant to post any of my playing on here because I've always been afraid that it won't pass muster and it will invalidate anything I've posted when it comes to playing. I shot this little snippet after having played for about 30-40 minutes. I dunno - I wasn't keeping track. The first little tune excerpt I play I wasn't as accurate as I would have liked, but it was more or less acceptable, and the second one was ok. Oh - sorry if this blows the whole Gladiator thing out of the water.
You might have to turn the volume up a bit to catch the talking because I turned the mic down try to keep that from clipping.