Watch the Triste online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Jazz Performance

I really like this performance because my solo develops nicely, and the trio is very locked in behind me. We had had several gigs before this live taping and I think you can feel the group chemistry that we developed over this week of shows together. I have played this composition many times so it's a comfortable vehicle for improvisation for me. It's important in your live performances to pick tunes you are comfortable with. I think it's also good to balance out a set with a combination of originals and standards so that the audience (and your fellow musicians)can be challenged by the new/unfamiliar material, and comforted by the familiar.