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I don't really have a lot to say about this, but I thought it'd be interesting to talk about comping in different situations, with a piano player/ other chord instruments, etc.
The great pianist Benny Green told me after a show that he liked my comping and that not a lot of people know when to lay out. First off, he's an incredible musicians and a very nice person, and it was really humbling to talk with him through-out the week at the camp i went to.
I'm really trying to really listen when I play and compliment what other guys are playing, instead of worry about hitting every chord change. Sometimes I feel like the soloist is already playing lines that don't need any comping at all, so i just lay out. I was playing with a piano player and guitarist at the show Benny Green was at.