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    Mike Potter
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    Hi Forum,

    Below are some clips from my last gig, I’ve been practicing minor/major pent and blues scales quite a bit over the last couple months, and listening quite a bit to some of my fave sax players (red prysock, Lee Allen, Big Jay McNeely, Sam Taylor) not that I’ll ever sound/play like them but I really like the phrasing I hear and try and emulate what I can (that’s a fancy work for stealing their licks!)… I get some inspiration from the out of the box stuff they play over standard I IV V chord progression. With the occasional II, V thrown in there. I’m probably my own worst critic as I typically don’t like my solos, but I’m not giving up. So, all feedback for improvement is more than welcome, trying to swing more and play scales less.

    Slower Blues:

    Upbeat Blues:

    #84678

    Gary Deripaska
    Participant

    VERY VERY NICE LOVED IT Love the sound, the licks, growl, all of it, Great job Mike !!

    Would love to play in a band here in Southern Cal. Just got to find one 🙂

    Gary D.

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    Johnny
    Johnny
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    Nice Mike, your buddy on drums used to be in WKRP in Cincinnati…no?

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    Michael Bishop
    Michael Bishop
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    Great job Mike! Very cool 🙂

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    john springer
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    Seems to me like you already know how to play sax.
    Yes, I think that is Johnny Fever on the drums!

    Great sound! What MP and reed do you use?

    #84693

    Mike Potter
    Participant

    LOL!!! he does look like Johnny Fever!!! ha ha

    #84697

    Mike Potter
    Participant

    Hi John, I’m using a Westcoast Sax MoFo II 8* mouthpiece and select jazz 3M reeds. I’ve also been using a Jody Jazz SuperJet 8* metal with the same reeds and get a pretty decent rock/blues sound out of it as well.

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