I had the pleasure of talking to my youngest on the phone yesterday. We talked about a myriad of subjects and eventually got talking about music. I let her know that I was taking piano lessons again and that I’d be focusing on Jazz.
She plays the upright bass, as of this year, in her orchestra class and has been having a good time with it, and has heard some Jazz. We talked about groove, playing in the pocket, and I got to introduce her to Ray Brown’s works. I was quite excited, and hopefully she feels the same. She even mentioned when she gets good enough, we can jam together.
I really hope she continues with the bass. It seems to fit her well and everyone could use a bit of continued music education in their lives.