Here’s another video of me playing with that Hal Crook play along. I’m not even sure if this play along is still being published. It’s called “Creative Comping for Improvisation”. I haven’t seen it since the early 90’s. It is such a ball to jam to because the comping is not traditional at all. There are some really cool alterations, substitutions and out of the ordinary comping on it that really are cool to play with. I use to play duo with a great keyboard player for years and this reminds me of those times. The tricky part with soloing over these types of play alongs is trying to compensate when a chord is played that catches you off guard. All of a sudden you have to change you lines or ideas in the moment to compensate which makes it much more exciting and fun to play to……….
Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for over 30 years. He is the author of many best selling jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site Neffmusic.com.