Coming to Rock n Roll/Blues "last" I've found it the hardest. Took a while to not overplay at some point in a solo - being a lifelong lover of Paul Desmond I know how to do this in jazz, but somehow it doesn't translate as the vibe has to be hot. I love the solo. Great player - never heard of him. Thanks for posting Pete.On the face of it Lee's playing may seem quite basic.
For a talentless chancer like me, that style of music is much more accessible and mimicable than most of the more complex Jazz based stuff that goes way above my head in both playability and theory. Simple, honest music to move to. It's not a style of music I really listen too in all honesty. Maybe I should..On the face of it Lee's playing may seeem quite basic.
Great stuff. I can't play like that. I knew Stuart Colman well years ago (did you cross paths?). Stuart was also an authority on this stuff. I should have picked his brains about it.
It really is. Musically I knew it was poor judgement but it still took a long time in the heat of the moment to not resort to a flurry of notes, usually towards the end of the solo. It was the wrong sort of flurry though and didn't work. I've learned subsequently to make very little go a long way.This is the hardest thing to do in "it's not jazz" tunes.