Ok so this has been on my mind for a while, I guess they are big kinda questions but I often ask my self them with out a real answer to them.
First off I've been checking out some jam sessionsthere listening to these guys play with mega chops and nailing the changes but I just get bored, I start looking at them and thinking why doesn't this grab me why am I bored, whats the difference between a great player, I mean I'll watch guitarist nail a solo, sound amazing but I just think why should I care what hes playing, why are they even playing these standards?? ow, a little F- minor here and hit the 3rd of the Bb-7 chord type of deal
Like I said it mightn't make sense but I find this forum great for disscussion on these types of topics, I mean haven't we all been to a gig and saw a sax player or guitarist soloing and be just like yeah thats o.k and not be captivated? Why would it be different if I walked in and saw Kurt, Chris potter, Kreisberg, or Brad Mehldau. Is it that some of us
take copying to such a length that we kill and originality with in us? so there for we don't have anything new to say?
I mean I saw a guitarist a while back playing all the things you are, very much a Kurt vibe, tone & type of guitar and it was like he was just ticking boxes you know, a little F- minor here and hit the 3rd of the Bb-7 chord type of deal.
Has anyone been playing a just felt like "What the hell am I doing, why am I playing the old standard that I practiced to play over and then to play it to people who don't even know what's happening?s
I don't know this may seem crazy or you might not dissagree but I guess it's like being bored of yeally great musician, I'm comming to the conclusion that it's the tunes, they just don't mean anything, you can't connect to it, I'm not a part of any tradition and I'm not emetionaly connected to the changes to "Solar".
So I guess it somes down to whats the difference between good and great, why do I buy kurts cd or anyone I love and not some unknown guy on youtube or at a small gig who is an amazing player, don't get me wrong they can play but I just don't care.
So any thoughts on this would be great!