Having only occasionally played with professional vocalists I vividly remember one rather imposing woman say (to me) "A little advice if I may, laddie, get out of the way of the soloist". How embarrassment ....
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That's the way to do it ..... He introduces her and then gives her the full spotlight, even to the point of playing TO her. Some beautiful playing by Chris but it was clearly her moment. I like how the walking bass comes way out front in the mix when Botti starts playing ..... Very cool.
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I wonder what Maynard would have told her?
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Maynard would not have told her anything. He was a master at listening and opening doors.
I think she can stand on her own 2 feet though:
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I suppose it all depends on whether or not you want the singer to come back. The next time one certain lady jumps up on stage, grabs a mic and requests "Blue Moon" I'm very tempted to "accidentally" play "Blue Room" instead. I mean, it might be different if she would put something in the tip jar.
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