SEEKINGBand to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Piano, Trombone, Upright bass.
I'm looking to either join a band or create a new one that plays a combination of jazz, blues, funk, rock, dub, reggae, afro-beat and anything else that has a groove.
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Everything from Edith Piaf to Dexter Gordon, Abba to Slipknot, CRASS to Fela Kuti. You get the idea...
Tenor & alto saxophone
Red ClayRecorded for Café Saxophone's Song Of The Month.
Autumn LeavesYeah, I know, absolutely everyone and his dog has recorded a version of this song. I thought I'd join in and have a go, too.
PedaleAnother track created with inspiration coming from the one and only 80's Stallone. And yes, that is a saxophone - my 1927 Selmer alto to be precise.
Follow The Rabbit
Follow The RabbitI realised that I needed some practice in outlining chords when I'm improvising, so I wrote a song where every chord change is a new key. No point easing yourself in gently - sink or swim.
What Did You Come For..?
What Did You Come For..?I thought it would be fun to try writing something on paper and then recording it exactly how it was written, no matter how odd it was. Thankfully, it isn't too strange, but the 12/8 and the fact it was written to be played at 150bpm made it a lot harder to play than you'd think. There are two saxes here - tenor and alto.
Vermillion (Pt. III)
Vermillion (Pt. III)A Slipknot song played on the saxophone? Obviously a perfectly logical thing to do.
In The End (Bod Chose Smack)
In The End (Bod Chose Smack)I was sent an 80s style 8-bar loop to do a quick test to see if a sax over the top of it would sound okay or not. I liked the melody I came up with so much that I turned it into a whole song. The only problem is that my alto was made in 1927 and it struggles with really high notes. It wasn't really designed for this sort of thing.
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Goodbye Pork Pie HatCharles Mingus' tribute to the one and only Lester 'Prez' Young.
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)Recorded in a freezing shed. Not to be recommended as your fingers refused to do as they're told.
Watermelon MashI'd only been playing for 12 months when I came up with the idea of recording my version of the classic Watermelon Man.
Paris Mon Amour (Remix)
Paris Mon Amour (Remix)Although I really like the original version, there were a few things that had to be changed.
Killer Joe (1927 Selmer Modele 26 Alto)
Killer Joe (1927 Selmer Modele 26 Alto)Having finally got my Modele 26 to be playable, it seemed the perfect time to see what I sound like on an alto. I also wanted to know if I was up for playing this a a jam in a couple of days time.
The End (2017)
The End (2017)I wrote and originally recorded this a couple of years ago, when I'd only been playing the sax for about three months. Considering how long I'd been playing sax and that it was recorded on video editing software the end result was more than good enough to make me very happy. But I've wanted to revisit it for a while now as I've always liked the melodies.
Angel EyesA one take, first take, improvised version of the old, classic Angel Eyes, played slightly faster than often heard.
The Violence Of Silence
The Violence Of SilenceOriginally this was supposed to be a simple blues track in a stupidly difficult key to play on the sax. You can't turn down challenges, where would the fun be in that? On the other hand, I don't imagine I'll be doing many more songs in G#m. ;o) As you can hear, it grew a little bit into something else, although you can still feel the blues in there.
I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (1st Take - Improvised Version)
I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (1st Take - Improvised Version)I don't normally do a single take, especially when I've never even played the solo once, but I decided to record an attempt at improvising after the opening section (that I had played before - anyone who's heard the Dexter Gordon version should recognise it). It was such a spur of the moment thing that you can even hear the pause in my playing as I decided to just go for it.
When The Last Song (Is All I Can Hear)
When The Last Song (Is All I Can Hear)Written and recorded for CafeSaxophone's 'Blues Song Of The Month'. If you're wondering, it's in E♭.
Monochrome Romance (2016)
Monochrome Romance (2016)A rerecording of one of my older songs for the Café Saxophone forum's Blues Song Of The Month.
The Good Ol' Days?
The Good Ol' Days?I was talking to the lady who runs a sax workshop I go to about writing something specifically for them - something that was a little different to what we normally play. So I wrote this - rhythmically strong, not too complex, a separate part for alto and tenor and everyone still plays during the solo. All I have to do now is hope they like it.
Bienvenue Au Diable - Alors Dansons ! (The Evil Mix)
Bienvenue Au Diable - Alors Dansons ! (The Evil Mix)An old track that, thanks to new software, I've finally been able to put guitar and piano to. It makes the whole thing sound so much bigger!