After two years of practice with my adult education band, I realized that I was not progressing as fast or as well as I would like. My band leader told me I needed to jam with other musicians to fill out my scope of learning. I searched Craig's List for other jazz musicians for this purpose. I saw a few ads looking for jazz bassists, but did not feel ready to put my self out there. Another year went by and now I do feel I have the chops to start playing in jazz jams. Sooner or later you need to climb out of your comfort zone rut and take some chances.
A couple of weeks ago I jammed with four other musicians who aspire to play jazz. None of us are experts, but we all want to play jazz. So we met in the the keyboardist's garage and went at it. The results were encouraging. The songs recorded below are the first time we had ever played together and we are essentially playing cold. Have a listen.
Have a listen:
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