It has been a long time since I last played jazz music in any context other than noodling around at home but I had the opportunity last night, with the keyboard player from the ‘Teeth and a couple of other guys he had hooked up with (trumpet and drums).
I had a blast! I had not done as much “homework” as I had intended but I was pleased to find that (bar one or two glitches) I was able to keep up and keep my place in the music. Even when things got a little unsure, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I managed to hear where we were and get back on track without derailing the whole enterprise.
There is definitely homework I need to do but, for now, I’m basking in the pleasure of having learnt enough to let the music flow.
ps. Note the coincidentally appropriate picture of Autumn Leaves in the comments box below!
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