New York, NY
Which is more challenging, playing bass guitar with Keith Richards or playing drums with Bob Dylan?
Both assignments are challenging on varied levels. Keith and Bob are savvy enough to not tell you what to do. You’re in the room for a reason to begin with! They want to do their thing, so I’m expected to do mine.
I strive to internalize creativity in a similar manner as these next-level musical explorers.
Chemistry amongst an ensemble is what brings out the best of my abilities. Supporting the sonic root or playing a riff of a song with Keith is a unique and singular experience. Establishing a musical bond and trust between Keith and the band were daily invaluable lessons.
Supporting Bob requires an alternative set of listening tools and posture.
The story is equivalent to a riff or the hook. Bob also sings unlike anyone else, with the exception of the imitators.
His phrasing and rhythmical wisdom is underrated in my humble opinion.
Both professors are capable of having your hair stand up in distinctive ways.