Just come back from a fantastic concert with Courtney Pine. He mostly played bass clarinet and soprano sax, and his mastery of both of them was sheer brilliance. At one point he played the bass clarinet, with one hand, for several minutes whilst doing circular breathing. I thought it was only flautists who did circular breathing. It was amazing to watch and listen to. The range of sounds he got out of the instruments was unbelievable. Then at the end, we had dancing and clapping (and the conga ) and Courtney Pine came off the stage and went round as many of the audience as he could get to, either shaking hands or having a little dance. It was a fantastic atmosphere. I don't know if all his concerts are as much fun - who else has seen him?
Anyway a jolly good time was had by all