I played a trio gig with David Ellington (piano) and Mike Beshara (bass) for the brunch at Venkman's on Sunday. There was quite a crowd in front of us, which made for a boisterous first set, but once they cleared out it was a little easier to hear ourselves on stage.
I always enjoy taking a stab at Dave's stuff because he lately has favored odd meter tunes, which are very challenging for me to solo fluidly over. It's also fun just to watch Dave's hands while he plays--he makes it all look so easy and relaxed. I feel like my own keyboard playing will never reach that point.