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Sep-06-2004, 12:49pm
YEsterday we were jamming outside a pub, when some people came in who had been to a New Orleans Jazz concert. They requested some Jazz, and we started to play "When the sun goes down". My mandolin mentor tricked me into taking a solo (whell he had me on a point of no return) so I took the break, and, concerning it was my first, went reasonably well. At least I harvested some applause.


Thought I'd share http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Sep-06-2004, 1:03pm

Sep-06-2004, 1:11pm
to harvest some applause is better than cash http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

enjoy !

Sep-06-2004, 1:30pm
Way to go!!!

Ted Eschliman
Sep-06-2004, 4:48pm
(Of course, once he's experienced applause after a solo, we'll never get him back to the farm...)

John Rosett
Sep-06-2004, 5:24pm
wow! applause!
usually when i take a solo in a jazz context, i get the slack jaw and the glazed eyes.
i do a duo with a guitarist at a fancy restaurant. it's all acoustic, and the restaurant is owned by a jazz bassist, so we can play what we want. every time we play, at least one person asks the waitress if we could turn down.

Sep-08-2004, 3:59am
Congrats! Jazz is so much fun to play. Keep it up! It only gets more fun from here!

--Eric Elias