Outstanding find by Kottke (and pointed out to me by Ernie Svenson). Giant Steps and Confirmation are both rights of passage for every saxophonist. It is not the fact that you can faithfully play one of these solos that gets you in the club though. It’s the fact that you get to the end without slamming your horn against a hard, flat surface that gets you in.
Speaking of my sax, I pulled it out of mothballs last weekend and blew the cobwebs out long enough to record the new Mac Power Users song. The music is all live musicians. No loops. I’m, by far, the worst but thankfully everyone else makes me sound good. Stay tuned. The song isn’t named yet but I’m lobbying hard for Kernel Panic