So it seems that as awesome as gypsy jazz is (and let's admit, its pretty freakin awesome), in certain areas gypsy jazzers are a rare bread. I live in East Los Angeles home of people that love guitarist like Santa, Hendrix, Page but you mention Django and you get blank look
. I have played with a few great folks in LA I found through this forum , but unfortunately no one that lives close by for a regular jam. This has left me to record my own backing tracks and play solo (which after a while gets a little discouraging).
Well, by mere chance, and i mean just crazy chance, I found a guitar player that has monthly GJ jam sessions down the street in the neighboring town! :shock: I was floored. We meet this Sunday. Here is the problem. I've been playing GJ seriously for a year now.. I know technique, some basic arpeggios, licks etc... but i only know how to play five songs really well.. they have become my learning songs... this is freakin me out! Also, I am not used to playing with other people... So, i don't know what to expect...any pointers, suggestions, comments? ...thanks in advance folks