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nowaypablo  ·  1223 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Groove Jazz band I lead recently recorded 4 videos, here's the first one

This is sweet man. I love that (tenor?) sax, and you got that Michael League groove on the bass.

I'd say you're lucky to get a tight group like that together!

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  1223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Snarky Puppy is definitely within my top three influences.

The large sax in the video is a baritone (bari) sax. Tenor is just a little larger than the alto.

nowaypablo  ·  1223 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah right, my friend had a nice tenor sax with the brass kinda unfinished/unpolished, it sounded sexy as hell. I dig the timbre of that bari too though. Who are the other 2 top influences? Ellington or Mingus?

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  1222 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah definitely man, tenor is solid.

Of bassists, it's probably a tie between Ray Brown and Paul Chambers. In terms of composition, the Contemporary Noise Sextet is superb. Their album Pig Inside the Gentleman is so beautiful the whole way through.