In a way, I started out to be a baritone player.
You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and you have a chromatic scale; you can match the colours all the way up, till you get to the top of the trumpet.
People are approaching electronic levels in music; although not all of it happens to tickle my fancy.
The Russian composers, especially, tricked the symphony orchestra into the kind of dynamic, rhythmic thing.
It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way.
Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz dance band has gone through many evolutions. For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones.