Stop acting like someone shot your dog.
myself - then I will finally know how I will be when I am peaked out...
however If I had to sound/play like someone else then I guess it would be bill chase
I'd like to be able to play symphonic music like Herseth. There may be some his equal, but no one was better (IMHO).
I'd like to be able to play lead like Conrad Gozzo. There are some with a higher range, but I've never heard anyone with better tone, control, or style.
I'd like to be able to play jazz like Bix Beiderbeck. I know he played cornet, and died a long time ago (relatively speaking), but he played jazz so lyrically. I love his style.
And finally, I'd like to be able to play technically like Rafael Mendez, a boyhood hero of mine. He was so good, at times listening to him play was more discouraging, than encouraging. He set the standard so high (at least for me).
But like Tom, I love playing, and my very modest accomplishments have and do fill me with a satisfaction and pleasure that I get from no other activity. I'm just thankful that one does not have to be the best in class to enjoy playing.
What do we have that we did not receive, and if we received it, why do we glory, as if we received it not?
A great LEAD PLAYER, great JAZZ PLAYER, great TEACHER.....fabulous sound, ease of playing, very expressive and individual musician!
I always find something new to listen to on his recordings.
Has to be MF but what happened to Paul Cacia? I cant get any recordings of his in the UK.
Are you guys kidding?
Big Mo Andre - Nobody else is even in the game.
"To crush your enemies, have them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women" - Conan
If I had only 1 choice...it would have to be Malcolm McNabb. Sound, control and interpretation. But then like others have said there are bits and pieces of so many other different players. Doc, Maynard, Gozzo, John Harner, Herseth, Arturo, etc...and the list goes on and on and on and on........
See ya, Rog
Eclipse MHY Bell
1949 Olds Ambassador
Listening has nothing to do with moving your mouth!
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