A live recording made as my trio Dr. Jazz and the Jazzbugs played a recent gig at Nietzche's in Buffalo NY.
I am honored to be playing with the great guys you'll hear, reedman Dr. Jazz (aka Brian Bauer) and Ed Woods on bass.
After a few years of playing without a rhythm guitar or piano behind me, I'm still getting accustomed to it.
There's that awful initial sinking feeling when you start to play a solo and suddenly there's no rhythm behind you!
But I've learned that the main thing is that you must keep going, just don't stop playing! and somehow it starts to feel better.
Hope nobody is offended, but my rhythm guitar playing breaks most of the rules of pompe-ing.... I'm real happy with the sound of my Michael Dunn guitar using an Ischell pickup and Soundcraft PA system with parametric EQ. It's got traces of Lang and Django, but it just feels like 'me'.
Paul Cezanne: "I could paint for a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."
Edgar Degas: "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.... To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."
Georges Braque: "In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that can’t be explained."