A little less than two years ago, Nate Wood agreed to do a shed and an interview with me. I was frankly surprised. His facebook message to me was something like "Love to! When's good?"
As a fellow fan of the short replies (favorite response to "do you want to do a gig xyz details?" is "YES"), I liked him immediately.
Nate then proceeded to make me look like a rank amateur. It wasn't even that he pulled way more chops. It was that he made chops seem like a cheap gimmick.
Well, payback's a bitch.
No, I'm kidding;) Nate's welcome back anytime he wants to give me another lesson in humility. But I did lift 2 licks from him. Or rather I'm pretty sure he played them. The same way Jeff Tain Watts is pretty sure Elvin played most everything that later came out in Jeff's playing, after decades of listening to Elvin. I've listened to a lot of Nate over the years, and I 89% guarantee he's played something pretty-much-like-this;)
Oh - and to make sure I give you one actual, bonafide Nate lick that Nate actually really played, I throw one in at the end.
Ready for the lesson?
PS for everybody participating in the course relaunch, thanks so much for the enthusiastic responses! A lot of people are interested in the free evaluation, so I think I'm going to offer it to the first 10 people to sign up Monday morning. If you're on the launch list I'll be back tomorrow with more details!