promiscuous sax

The soprano sax made me promiscuous. No, not in that sense (or maybe in that sense). What I mean is musically free. After abandoning my alto the masterplan was to switch to B-flat horns (like Coltrane) first with a soprano then a tenor.

Carrying around the soprano was too easy: no bigger than a violin I’d tuck it under my chair at class, taking breaks to jam in between. It was the early ’90’s and it was a rush sitting in with all the musicians and wannabes in the then burgeoning acid jazz scene in Charlottesville revolving around the up and coming Dave Matthews. Through the blur of hep cats forming and un-forming orbiting musical orgies, I stopped trying to remember the names of who I had been jamming with the day before… And then as the addiction for AcidJazz‬ settled in, I started skipping school so that my straight A’s nose-dived into straight C’s. Or maybe it just bottomed out at a B-flat.

Ashes is the a-side of the statik 2 single released in 1992.