Dude, that bass player is off the hook. He's maybe a touch busy, although it worked well for that song, but get this - he just started his Senior year in HS and he has set a goal of going to Berklee. I'm of the opinion that he will undoubtedly be accepted - whether or not it works out, now that's another matter - it is Berklee after all and it's not exactly cheap to attend.
Now, for my next clip....part of me wants to qualify this by saying that I didn't do multiple takes - I just hit "capture" and rolled with it it. I kind of blew a note, like, we're talking a sweet splee-ah right in the middle, but this is one of those lines where that can (and does) happen. I was pretty much nailing this lick before my layoff, but it's to be expected after putting the horn down for most of a year. Something else I clearly need to work on is my triple tonguing - it sounds like double tonguing on this clip - definitely not crisp enough.
So here it is in all of it's tarnished glory - day 5. By the way, this has been kind of a cool thread for me in that I think I'm rediscovering that I LOVE to make music - trumpet, drums, vocals....it just doesn't matter, I freaking love it! After so many years I think that sometimes I take it for granted.