Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Tomorrow I have to play for famed guitarist Paul Jackson Jr.)

I have had a great career musically. I have played for many big name artists and I have truly enjoyed my role as a bass guitar player. The good thing is that I am still able to play and achieve  new levels. Tomorrow (and Friday) will be a new level for me. There is this big jazz artist who played on many different projects. He has even played for Michael Jackson.  For those of you who don’t know him, he is a phenomenal player by the name of Paul Jackson Jr. It will be my distinct honor to perform with him this Thursday and Friday at South here in Philadelphia (I don’t know the address but it is somewhere around 6th and Broad Street here in Philly).  This guy has great arrangements in his music, and for me this will certainly stretch my skills. It seems that most people who perform with him read charts (because his music can be very complicated to play). I don’t read music at all, so I will have to memorize everything through perfect pitch. I have listened extensively to his music and I “think” I am ready to do this. Tomorrow will tell the story. For those who are not familiar with him, this is one of the songs that we will be doing tomorrow:

As you can see, I have a lot of homework to brush up on today (and yes, I will spend a LOT of time on this). I look forward to this challenge and I look to have a fun gig. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.


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