Re: new guy on the forum
Hi Jan. I live in New York and am fortunate in being able to hear so many great players. I'm also fortunate that some of these great players are literally neighbors. I also tend bar in a NYC jazz club and get to hear great music regularly. It's not like work at all, and I earn money doing it. I play a 1954 "The Martin" alto sax, like the one Art Pepper played, and it's a great horn. I have studied here in New York with Lee Konitz and Tim Price. Not doing any gigs right now, as my band broke up last summer, and haven't started or gotten into another one. However, I keep up by showing up at jazz and blues jams around the city. I know some great repairmen here in New York, including Dr. Rick and Roberto of Roberto's woodwinds. Too bad you're that far away. The King Super 20 is one great horn. Great sound and looks too. I have played with several players who have them, and they love them. The only thing, according to them, is that the horn seems to need fairly constant adjustments. Still, it's one of the great horns. Welcome to the forum, and best of luck in all of your musical endeavors. Music is the best!