Doc certainly fills all the way up. What I’ve noticed with probably 99% of the players that walk through my door is that breathing ‘high’ translates into unnecessary tension in the shoulders, chest, and throat.
Doc is an example of someone who can raise his shoulders yet still be completely relaxed (in all the right places).
Wow! I am speechless. I saw Mr. Severinsen in Spokane, Wa. when I was in 10th grade…1980 -ish? He finished a classical concert on a high F.
This was incredible. I think he is one of the finest of performers. You can’t help but love the sound, the sizzle and the zing. But most of all, I love the way he loves what he does, the fun he has in the moment. That is a thrill to see.
Way to go, Doc!