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

If you listen and observe closely, you can tell that there is great chemistry between me and the wonderful drummer Akira Tana that is evinced by his very apt response to my reading of the melody. His first snare hit after my statement of the melody has ended just crackles with energy. His use of sticks on the side of the drums creates a great mood without over-powering the beginning of my solo he leaves room for me to develop my solo in an uncluttered way. This is the mark of a great drummer familiar with both the musical material as well as my particular playing style. It's so important to find musicians you "click" with and I am lucky to have Akira as part of my regular working "band".