Crowded Bars or Concert Halls

These times are different, and we need to understand in what way. These times demand a certain melody to be played in order for the leader to be in sync. As much as we might prefer it, we don’t live in the calm, orderly, dignified and refined times of the grand salons and elaborate music halls. Instead, it is our fate to live in the crowded, overheated and frenetic jazz bars of the global marketplace. These are fluid and chaotic times. There is no script or score to help guide us, only the same skills and attributes employed by the great jazz musicians—imagination and improvisation.