Thursday, December 19, 2013

The case of Art Blakey

" ... the problem was volume because he was the loudest drummer at the time. So I divided this routine of looking like I was playing, but not playing and he had to play soft. He would play softer and softer, trying to find the piano in the mix. That was helpful because he did manage to play quiet enough so that we could play together. Problem solving has been my forte ever since then. That's pretty much what you have to do when you play, to look at the individuals personally and to find out what the worst case scenario is and go with that."

Paul Bley interviewed by Fred Jung

Problem solving - learning from jazz.

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