My recital was a success! I got to play tunes with great cats. I could not have asked for a better result from these guys. A big thanks to Stephen Schultz on upright bass and Drew Wilson on drums!
The entire recital was recorded and a few of the tracks are already up on my SoundCloud!
I feel decent about what I put up online already. Segment seems to be a big hit, it has a cool vibe and great melody; plus it is a rarely played Charlie Parker tune. The other tracks I am still deciding whether or not I want to put online. The reason being is that I am trying to get an aural portfolio put together and have to select the best cuts that represent my playing.
Overall though, the entire recital went well and I am pretty happy with how it all turned out. As far as a Junior Recital goes, it went well, but I am trying to push myself even further lately. I have really improved my right hand technique as of late, so now I really need to get back to transcription to get my ear around more jazz vocabulary. Heavy listening is coming up in the future, so hopefully I can get back to posting about recordings I am checking out.
I am tremendously tired as a result of the recital, but I finally have a day off, so hopefully I can crash out awhile - and practice.
Check out the tunes on SoundCloud! Thanks for reading!