oh by the way, jeff, i listened to the cd you sent me a number of times while driving around.

obviously you guys are all seasoned pros, you all play like the instruments are an extension of your bodies.

sometimes such a familiarity with your instrument is a great thing, other times it can make a musician almost too relaxed so he doesn't try to push the envelope.

i thoroughly enjoyed the picture your music painted for me, the different feels, the energy, the communication, i always enjoy hearing a group that sounds like a band.

jeff, i'd like to say a couple things about your playing, and please don't take them the wrong way. i do enjoy your playing, i like your spark and creativity.

there were a couple of specific things that i thought were used a little bit too much.  in your solos, i noticed that you have a tendency to end your lines on downbeats, and often on the 1 or 3.

in the recording, the drummer is heavily reinforcing the 1 and 3 with the snare or something else, and when you end your line on one of those beats, it's like something hit a wall. i'd love to hear more of your lines end on an upbeat, and then skip over the 1 and/or 3 and start some more of your lines on 2 and 4.

i  may be a little bit off, but i think that's what i was hearing and it gave me the feeling that there were a lot of little endings at times.

the other thing is you enjoy your glissando, but it sounds like you're only using one finger, playing  one note at a time.  when glissing down, experiment with using the thumb and the little finger, using a 4th interval.  also try using the whole top of your thumb so it's hitting multiple notes at the same time, same as the little finger too.that way your gliss doesn't sound thin, it sounds big and thick like a big band.  

other than that, i enjoyed everything, even the singing :)  

a lot of guys on this site don't understand or realize yet what it takes to be a pro musician.  working  music for a living is not the same as hitting a few music festivals and selling some cds, it's about playing six nights a week, playing the same songs some times, and having to sing and do other stuff to make the gig work.

all in all, nice job!
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