Juror Number Two

Suzy and I took our son Aaron’s family to Fortunato’s Coffee & Wine Bar in Woodinville (Seattle). I just happened to have my video camera <smile> a captured this duet with a composition that Dave penned when on jury duty titled Juror Number Two. Dave Anderson’s on that sweet Mark VI with that wonderful sound and patina. Brad Benefield’s doin’ his thing on a guitar/bass instrument hooked up to a synthesizer playing as if it were a piano.

This combination means he plays his guitar in a seemly non-guitar way. With this Frankenstein stringed instrument the top two strings can be bass and the bottom four are guitar. But that means that Brad has to arrange the music to work within the limitations of this setup up. It doesn’t hurt that he makes it look easy.

This song spoke the most to me in the first hour set. I was trying to discern why and didn’t find out till later that Dave had penned the tune himself. So his sax sultry sounds were inspired and the voicing very nice indeed.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra), and enjoy time with family and friends.
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1 Response to Juror Number Two

  1. kitten says:

    Darling I enjoyed this piece so very much indeed…what a nice arrangement… There is an ardent yearning to his quality definitely some kind of wonderful… Kisses, Catherine

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