Four years ago today I was in a bad place musically, mentally, etc. I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue in music (spoiler, kids: music is really hard work), or maybe life either. I was playing in the pit for a production of Pippin, and was frustrated with how poorly I was playing. I decided I was just going to play every single day, no matter what. Fast-forward to today, I haven't missed a day on a horn in 1,462 days, I'm playing as well as I've ever played, am nearing completion on a second album with @marahinthemainsail
, am about to go play at SXSW next month with them, and am loving doing music.
I just started working on Marshall Gilkes' solo from the Maria Schneider Orchestra's "The Monarch and the Milkweed" last night, so here's the beginning of that (more or less) to celebrate the start of another four years.
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