I love practicing because it allows me to take as much time as I want to work out nice ways to play tunes. When playing with a group I am always trying to play in time, and there is less time to be very thoughtful about learning new voicings and ways to play the chords. When playing with the group I am more thinking about using devices and licks that I already know, rather than in practice where I have a chance to experiment and think carefully about new jazz ideas.
Today I played a bit of Days of Wine and Roses as well as worked a bit on my originals, Sonatina and Joy. Please click below to listen: