“My life experience has mirrored my music experience in a lot of ways. I meandered through childhood without goals or focus, just as I did with music. Although I began playing at the early age of 10, music was not a priority for me until I discovered Charlie Parker at 17. Even then, I lacked the basic understanding of true commitment and what it took to succeed. Sometimes I still do even to this day. Music as an art is incredibly difficult and to make matters worse, music as a business is even more difficult. It's extremely easy to get discouraged as I have at many points in my career, just as I have in life. Perseverance is the only choice that matters. Life and art are ongoing dilemmas conquered by attrition. Persevere and you will succeed.
The saxophone is truly a remarkable vehicle for self-expression. From the sultry and inviting timbre of its middle register, down to the thundering lower register, way up to its blistering altissimo, the instrument is capable of every human emotion making it the perfect color compliment to songs of all genres.
I've spent many hours over the years through practice sessions, rehearsals, and performances attempting to master my command of the tenor saxophone, although stubbornly I must admit that perfection is an unattainable goal. With every new level of understanding attained, it seems only to beg further possibilities and more questions. In the end, we seek the strongest connection possible between our intellect and our instrument, so that we can craft our ideas in their truest and most honest fashion.”
Blues for McCoy
Never With You
Give What You Take
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