This video is pure self indulgence… Live in Montreau in 1971 with Champion Jack Dupree. Never ever really wanted to be a Coltrane or Ben Webster soundalike – just playing like King Curtis suited me fine, and I did try… For mouthpiece afficionado’s he’s almost certainly playing an ebonite Berg’0′ with a huge opening (150 ?) – I seem to remember he had a lip impediment which closed the gap in to a more sensible opening.
Classic moments – check around 4:05 when Jack plays with one hand, drinking beer with the other – and around 5:18 when (I think) King Curtis plays a low A against his leg ? Lovely stuff…
Here’s the LP cover – remember those plastic things ?