Member since May 2000
- Aug 5, 2005
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That’s why I prefer to be right of the band so that I can see the leader over my music stand to my left, over high hats. I’m next to the ‘bones, in front of the trumpets, with the bass to my immediate right and keyboard next. Typical Basie big band set up.The leader of the last band I was in was adamant about the bass drum facing the audience squarely, but he was always off to my right which made things harder.
I couldn't get it across to him that I had to twist around to see any cues that might happen.