What happens when you give one of the all time greatest ever jazz musicians one of the finest ever made classical saxophones...... You have to watch this video to find out......
Here Ernie Watts picks up and plays the Senzo Saxophone for the first time at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. Its always impossible to capture a live moment on film accurately but I hope some of the energy of the moment comes through for you here.
The presence of sound he got from this instrument and the purity of tone was astonishing. Even at the vendor booth with all the other sounds going on around us, it was magical. I was glad we had two cameras going as I nearly dropped my cell phone when he hit the bridge in Skylark and the lick he plays at about 2:18 is mind blowing. Ernie is a beautiful person, humble beyond words and his music is pure passion.