The three of us got together tonight. One of the main goals of the night's festivities is to finish out Snipe Hunting and Mist.
A few times through Snipe, and I think that we've got the structure almost completely down. The "C" section is still a little screwy and we're still fumbling through the start of my solo within the second time through the "A", but I think that we've got things largely down now. The outro is stronger than it was before (and I think we will probably revisit it next week).
Mist is starting to become one of my favorite tunes. For one thing, we renamed it to The Chronicles of Robert Frost -- which I think is a much better name. As another thing, I get to play tenor bass and take more of a melodic approach to my playing (as opposed to focusing primarily on groove and feel). It's a new way for me to play, and I'm really enjoying exploring the space.
This tune is a departure from our normal kind of music. There's really not that much in this song with a world feel to it; to be honest, it almost has a straight-up smooth jazz sort of approach. Not quite; Shahin and I both try to keep it interesting. I'm hoping that we'll have this one ready in time for our next show.
In any case, I think we are going to have a keyboardist to try out for our next rehearsal. Hopefully, things will go well.Posted by Casper at January 25, 2005 09:34 PM