I have been advised that I would be well served by listening to Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans.
I’m supposed to be listening for the space between notes … what is played and what is left unplayed.
As opposed to my natural inclination to fidget and fill every bar with activity and movement.
I’ve been told that I have trouble leaving the rests alone.
Even though I know full well that one the greatest axioms is: Just do your best, and God will do the rest.
So I’m going to be deliberate in giving myself a little more room to breathe.
And more conscious to appreciate both the full and the empty.