Advice from musicians from Steve Lacey (chanelling Thelonious Monk)

Just because you're not a drummer, doesn't mean that you don't have to keep
time. Pat your foot and sing the melody in your head when you play.

Stop playing all those bullshit notes. Make the drummer sound good.

Don't play the piano part, I'm playing that.Don't listen to me, I'm supposed
to be accompanying you.

Don't play everything, let some things go by. Some music is just imagined.

What you don't play can be more important than what you do play.

A note can be as small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your

Stay in shape! (When the gig comes, you have to make it.)

What should we wear tonight? Be as sharp as possible.