Re: Aquiring that Take Five sound
I'll agree that Desmond almost sounds like a classical player in that recording, almost a 'flutey' sax if that makes sense. I like that sound, but I love my own.
Oh, and equipment won't make you sound like him, even if you went back to the 50s and picked up his horn, no way. If I had more information on his style and approach to music, I'd give it, but I'd think that's the route you want to go before dropping cash on a play-a-like. Good luck~