Friday, May 5th, 2017 9:18 PM
Normally I write these in the morning, with that first cup o'Joe. A gig tonight, 2 hours, with trumpet/vocals/ewi, piano, bass, drums and me. Jazz standards and a few contemporary things.
Sometimes these gigs make nice reunions. I hadn't seen the drummer in quite a long time, so it was nice to catch up a bit. Likewise a few other folks who came down.This is one of the things I like about playing out.
Personally I prefer smaller groups- duos and trios- but it's good to be able to play in any setting. I was working on blending with the piano player as much as possible, and just trying to fit my sound to everyone else's. That's another thing I like about playing jobs, the challenge of making it work. Or at least doing your damnedest..
There are things I don't like about gigs: having to schlep your stuff up or down stairs or any distance at all; noise and crowds; being up in front of people(after awhile); the lack of 'social' benefits. So I don't like to do a lot of them, but I do like to do a few- for the abovementioned reasons, and a few more.
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