Brian Auger Oblivion Express 1976? Cow Palace in San Francisco, I went with some friends, It was the first time I saw musicians playing live on stage, and they were playing there own instruments.
What gear do you use?
Selmer Tenor, Conn Alto (silver), Antiqua Soprano. My favorite piece is the Tenor Sax.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
My Dad He taught me how to improvise and the existence of chordal harmony, Watts 103rd St Rhythm Bands simple msg to "Express Yourself", Carlos Santa (Black Magic Women) the spirit and smoothness of his guitar when I heard it on the radio sent my spirit soaring, Kool and The Gang (Hollywood Swingin, Jungle Boogie) These two songs when I heard them on the radio opened my mind to FUNK, SOUL, and JAZZ all rolled into one. Parliament Funkadelic....that was real Rock N Roll to me but with Soul!
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
My Band is called Moments Notice, we perform in every conceivable setting and we are ready at a Moments Notice to Play Smooth Jazzy R&B and/or whatever the acceptable occasion requires.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Lester "Prez" Young, because during his day he decided to play whatever he wanted over the established chord changes of his day, and he played with a softer tone. He inspired Charlie Parker who I would also like to jam with.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Eugene, Ore opening for the Clash, about 15,000 people. My most memorable performance was when I played the Sax parts for Lester Young in a play
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
An album with all the scales on it.
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