Brother at arms, saxophonists extraordinaire Eugene Rousseau and Michael Brockman were captured in this picture at my sax instructors’ Master’s of Music program in Oregon in 2004. Both men are educators as well as world-class saxophonists. And I’ve long had this on my computer but not shared it.
I’ve met Michael in person but not Eugene. I’ve heard more of Eugene’s stuff and even have worked on some of the music he made famous. I have no excuse for not hearing more by Michael.
For example yesterday Michael joined some other Seattle renown saxophonists to perform as part of the Seattle Sax Orchestra’s debut concert. I can’t complain too much, I was at a big band gig and one that I was paid to participate in. Truth be known, had I not already been booked when I got the invite to hear the SSO, I would have turned down the paid gig.
This picture by Bill Stickney captures one of the practice sessions. I know Paul Woltz, Scott Granlund, and Jay Easton. I’ve met the others in this picture but they probably wouldn’t recognize me if I walked by them on the street. I hope to hear and see the video recordings that were going to be taken. I hope that worked out.