Last night I played my first gig since lung surgery. Two 90 minute sets of funk. I was afraid I'd run out of gas pretty quick. I'm in decent shape, but practicing into decent shape and actually playing the gig can be two different things. It went pretty well. I had plenty of stamina. It was a little chippy on some of the new tunes in the book that I was sight reading, but not bad.
I played my "new" 1947 Olds Super. WOW!!!. I've been loving it in the practice room, but on the gig it is easily the best horn I've ever played. For some reason it is less work to play. Has a beautiful, huge sound. I could knock the back wall out with F#s. The search may be over. Possibly, I'll be selling some horns in the near future.