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I wanted to link the Irvin Mayfield performance below mostly.

I love this type of music because, to me, it's really a sweeping encapsulation of life (lyrics are a minimal part at most, the music tells the story). Symphonies were that way in another era and style, and well , somehow the greater dixieland style and viewpoint always has had a visceral message for me... I'd love to see other similar links.

... but either way, I hope you guys enjoy this one as much as I have since finding it.



(05-24-2013, 07:56 PM)Tom22 Wrote: [ -> ]I wanted to link the Irvin Mayfield performance below mostly.

I love this type of music because, to me, it's really a sweeping encapsulation of life (lyrics are a minimal part at most, the music tells the story). Symphonies were that way in another era and style, and well , somehow the greater dixieland style and viewpoint always has had a visceral message for me... I'd love to see other similar links.

... but either way, I hope you guys enjoy this one as much as I have since finding it.

TOM:I enjoyed all the good music and after this inmediatly I go to see
the GBTC with IM and H.E.R.(For me the most amazing scat I ever heard)
HeartHeartHeartCoolCool
Thanks, Tom, I did enjoy it, although, not always because of what was heard. As an ex-trumpet player, I was both amused and empathetic to Mayfield's "technical" difficulties: tuning and valves not responding the way he wanted them to. I was also surprised to see him playing a horn with a silver finish as opposed to the unlacquered gold horn(s) we've seen since Haley's appearance with his group about two years ago.

Do you when this was recorded or at the latest, uploaded? If that information is available from the link you provided, I'm not seeing it.

I'm not usually a clarinet fan, but I'm not certain I've ever heard a clarinet player play the high notes at the end of Evan Christopher's solo, and, if so, that they would sound so cleanly/clearly/awesomely. Wow! I'm definitely going to be paying attention to this guy in the future.
(05-24-2013, 10:05 PM)My Alter Ego Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks, Tom, I did enjoy it, although, not always because of what was heard. As an ex-trumpet player, I was both amused and empathetic to Mayfield's "technical" difficulties: tuning and valves not responding the way he wanted them to. I was also surprised to see him playing a horn with a silver finish as opposed to the unlacquered gold horn(s) we've seen since Haley's appearance with his group about two years ago.

Do you when this was recorded or at the latest, uploaded? If that information is available from the link you provided, I'm not seeing it.

I'm not usually a clarinet fan, but I'm not certain I've ever heard a clarinet player play the high notes at the end of Evan Christopher's solo, and, if so, that they would sound so cleanly/clearly/awesomely. Wow! I'm definitely going to be paying attention to this guy in the future.

I also agree that the Clarinet player was the only one that was really Sublime.. he caught my interest actually a couple seconds in with a certain verve he seemed to have.. (I know I must sound like I take a supernatural view of performances.. hey.. I moved to the SF bay area 30 years ago for some reason.. maybe that)


Inspired by my first attempt with the Haley-Santana connection (very limited to be sure.. but my first "movie" attempt to explain) and realizing my words are meaningless . I've been chewing on thought for months on this but each draft fall short and my personal discovery continues anyway each time I listen and think.

....I'm going to hold off until I can have the discipline to show my thoughts along with the places and images (text) of ideas.

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as I can't hold back entirely, I (also) believe that Irvin plays a way that could be called "overreaching" and (yet) my take is 1)there is a message in that, and 2) it is deliberate roughnesss (that he employees "signature" "errors".. not the un-intended misteps as I can understand fully some could hear them as.

I believe If he could play something perfectly, he'd add a few extra reaches that would fall slightly short ... and his choice to "whistle" or whatever that sax/siren sound (its really not quite a horn blow) is almost certainly always going to be a "wail" not a clarion note.,, a bit "spitty" and a bit "warbly" even.

To me His "errors"? are too consistent in their nature, and while I was with you 100% the first time I heard Haley's "god bless they child" in his club I even thought "who is this buffoon trying too hard?" at times (you didn't say that, it was my own thought).. until I had listened to it a few more times and came to like the "tool" (maybe akin to haley's growl for some.. a little?)

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I"ll add my thoughts on "why" if I every get to achieving my video aspirations.

I do however, fully believe he can play pieces in the precise, sonorous, and sublime way we hear the clarinet play here.. but it is not inexperience, but his notion of the N.O. creole convention which he employees and finds powerful in it's roughness.

I also believe that in a big sense, the first 7 minute , is an planned and composed venture
... to give the clarinet the "fat pitch" .. as in baseball.
.... having set us up, with reasoning... the clarinet is set to be "the closer"...

Ok.. said more than I meant to.. but had to plant a bread crumb