So I’ve been going to this same jazz bar for awhile now and it’s really interesting to see different people play the same instruments and sound completely different.
Really makes me want to just curate a collection of sounds/synths/samples and make a whole bunch of different songs using the same stuff with maybe only minor tweaks here and there.
Also there’s been two very inspiring players I’ve seen now. One’s a bassist. Saw him twice and he’s pretty awesome. Thing I like the most are his solos. Every other bassist kinda just goes ham during their solo but he would continuously bring up the melody and mess around with it. There was one he did where he found this riff and it totally changed the mood of the song and everyone started playing along to that.
Then there was a drummer. Like you know how there’s different ways drums can be played, driving the song or in the pocket or w/e. Well every other time ive heard someone drive the song on the drums, they are very on top of it, throwing in fills and lots of accents. She was driving the song without really being on top of it. She played very tasteful accents and really mainly messing with the tempo through subdivision and swing.
Was pretty inspiring and I want to try and bring it into my music