I just realised today that I wrote an article about my influences just a week ago (read here) where I state that Brecker was one of my main inspirations, that was before I knew he was going to die this past Saturday! How ironic!
Today I had an appointment with Martijn Sanders who had some great advice for me about my carreer and the quartet.
I have been playing on a different mouthpiece for a week now: Vandoren again, an AL3. The sound is very good, almost too good. The legato is great and the sound is quite dark. Low notes speak easy. But hte colouring is quite hard. I need some more time to judge whether it works.What I do know for sure is that I really enjoy playing it. I remember the feeling from when I started playing on my C* in Sweden, 6 years ago.