SEEKING

Saxophone, Flute.

ABOUT

Currently playing in a jazz duo with a bass player. Mainly jazz standards - swing, bossa - but also some pieces with a funk feel and some with a gospel feel.

We've done a few gigs together and have more lined up. We're currently seeking a sax player with a good mellow sound and ability to improvise on chord changes - nice melodic lines more important than flashy technique.

The audio samples are from a rehearsal recording. It's warts and all so there are some rough edges (to be smoothed out during rehearsal!). 'Travels' was our first run through - just trying out a gospel/funk mix. There are two versions of Summertime - first is really just a doodle from the rehearsal. The second is a new groove we are working on. They're included here to give an idea of how we are experimenting with different ways of doing the tunes.

Screen name:
john27
Member since:
Apr 26 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Keyboard players: Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Joe Sample, McCoy Tyner, George Duke, Joe Zawinul, Thelonius Monk, Clare Fischer
Other musicians: Miles, Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Cannonbal Adderley, Joe Pass, Pat Metheny

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Casio Privia stage piano
Behringer amp, mixer & speakers

MUSIC