jazz is a first person shooter

Yesterday I played in a mainline jazz act at an art gallery. I liked the guy I was playing with, and I had a fun time navigating the chord changes. That style of jazz is like a first person shooter: you fire at each chord as it comes along, and if you miss one there’s always another.

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You go into that same zone, just watching the aliens getting closer and firing away with the notes. “Here comes a dominant, better mark it with a leading tone.” “Oh this one’s easy, I always get it.” “Fuuuck I got crushed by that section *again*.”

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