Peter Martin (piano), Reuben Rogers (bass), and Gregory Hutchinson (drums) go deep in a blues at a difficult tempo.
Last year I challenged myself to get rid of all of the concepts in my playing that I didn’t really care for but had been playing out of habit. This became a much larger task than I had anticipated. One of the first things to go was a handful of crappy voicings that I always seemed to default to for no good reason. This left a bit of a whole in my voicing arsenal. I started to scramble for voicing ideas that might seem useful.
In our search for growth as musicians, we can too often become obsessed with information, sometimes overlooking simple tasks that can get us sounding better with what we already have. Gathering the hippest lines or voicings or rhythms is an enticing (and never-ending) quick fix to our shortcomings as players, but often times it’s not