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Blog by Jeff [Nov. 28th, 2007|07:51 pm]
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As I write this, I'm listening to a live version of "A Love Supreme" recorded at the 1965 Antibes Jazz Festival. According to AllMusic, this was the only time that Coltrane and his band played it in concert. Needless to say, the playing is phenomenal. So good in fact, I'm having a very difficult time thinking about the task at hand: writing this blog.

Things are very quiet right now and we're all enjoying a bit of rest before we head back to Europe early next year. There really isn't much to report, so I'd just to say thank you to everyone who has come out and supported us over the last 7 or 8 months. There are so many great memories swimming in my head right now that I know it will take me years before I can sort through them all. To have been given the opportunity to grow both as a musician and as a person is something that I will cherish and value for a long time.

To return Coltrane for second: Even if I practice 24-hours a day for the rest of my life I will never come close to being to able to play like Coltrane, Davis, Malmsteen, or Van Halen. However, I don't find that discouraging at all. Besides notes, phrasing, technique, or anything else you might glean from these players, what I try to take away from them is their complete devotion and dedication to their instruments and to their music. I've barely been home a week and I'm already looking forward to playing with the band again.

See you in Europe,

Jeff
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