I have a thought about improvisation.
I look at improvisation as a group thing.
If you just improvise in your own way and
don´t listen to the band or vice versa,
a lot of expression slips away.
You can do a great solo,
but if the band is not behind you,
it´s not going to be as good as it is.
But when both the band and soloist
are on the same level and play
together it´s often becomes great music.
To make music out of just an
harmonic structure or just a beat is
very complex or very easy.
The difference between a great band
and a not so great band,
is how good they know
each other in the band, I think.
You don´t have to be best friends but you must
think in the same direction
in the music, and perhaps in life.
Sometimes it´s better to go out and eat a
great dinner with a
good wine and skip the rehearsal.
Just to get to know each other better.
I do the best music with the musicians
I have known long enough
to know what their favorite wine is,
if you see what I mean.
So.....why all those words when it´s just to play.
For me I must reflect over things sometimes.
I´m a player, and I like just to play the music,
but sometimes it sounds better
with some people and I must think about why.........
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