I had a trio gig tonight with Louis Heriveaux (keyboard) and Kevin Smith (bass)--a quick two hour dinner and awards thing. We were background noise.
It was great to have a jazz gig--a chance to to stretch out and really play. That said, I never got in a groove--it's been a month since I played a jazz gig, and I'm way out of shape. I tried; I just couldn't get it going.
I guess my one victory was that I played reasonably in tune on soprano tonight. Big surprise--I put my mouthpiece in the right spot (the place on the cork where I normally end up) and left it there, instead of not trusting myself and pushing the mouthpiece further and further down. Way to go.
Here's the audio from the gig if you'd like to listen:
David Freeman Trio-April 17, 2012 by David B Freeman