Art's thoughts on use of space

While Art Lillard was staying with me last month he said something that was interesting:

"Leaving enough space in your solos isn't just a good idea, it's MANDATORY. Otherwise the rhythm section can't even respond to you. When you play with a player who doesn't leave enough space then it's a fight just to find a way to play with them."

1 comment:

Jazz Man said...

Is that the truth! You have to leave space if you want to make good music statements. Short simple ideas can be very effective by doing this.