I got a call to play a concert with a Faculty Jazz group at a local College, featuring Saxophonist Charles Pillow as a Special Guest. Charles is a fabulous Musician and is on the faculty at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.
As I started getting ready for the show, I starting think about the process I use to prepare for such a performance. Students may be interested…..
There’s only 1 rehearsal scheduled, so fortunately there were charts provided for the Guest Artist. I’ll spend a few hours looking over and playing them in my studio, first alone then with a drum loops in Logic or Pro Tools, taking special note of the Form. It is likely to change once the live rehearsal starts, but it’s vitally important to know where the tunes goes...Read More