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    Sgt Roy
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    Hi Y’all, (that’s Southern for everyone),.. I’m a former Tenor player from my high school & early college days, learned how to play by ear from a local Sax player when my folks bought me a used Martin Tenor for $75 in the early 60’s. One mouthpiece I bought was a Selmer Jazz mouthpiece which I really liked. I played in rock ‘n roll & R&B bands before joining the military where my playing days came to an end. I played in an 8 piece R&B group my Freshman year of college, 4 of the guys were music majors at the school so I learned a lot from them. But being a House Band at a local night club,.. let’s just say it wasn’t conducive for an 18 year old to gain a lot of formal education. I’ve played guitar for years, saw an old Martin Tenor on eBay, bought it on a whim and now I want to get that sound back in my life. When it got to my house, I bought some reeds, couple of mouthpieces, one a metal Brilhart, soaked a new reed, put it on and remembered the fingering for a couple tunes I used to play,.. uh, but let’s just say I need to work on my lip. 🙂

    My early learning was copying covers by Curtis Ousley, one of my favorite all time Sax men. Come on folks, tell me who that was! He was also a great Jazz player, I have two of his LP’s, one “In a Jazz Groove”, and have to look up the other one on the shelf. I’m looking forward to getting back into it,.. Thanks!

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    Johnny
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    Hey Roy, ya King Curtis has always been one of my faves too. Got both those jazz lp’s as we;; as some of his other ones Live at Fillmore etc, plus a few cassette tapes some friends have given me over the years.
    good luck with your new horn!

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    Gary Deripaska
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    Well Hello Roy, I speak southern too, as being from Memphis, I’m fully fluent in southern 🙂 . Also thank you for your service sir. Same here, learned in High School, then a small band there in Memphis after High School.

    Welcome aboard !!

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