a crucial syncopated note

The day is another one dedicated to remixing rabbits. The evening is another jam at the Three Stags. A lot of people come up tonight with songs that aren’t in any of the real books. So a bit of a challenge. When someone launches into another interminable 12 bar blues again, I try the trick of throwing in a crucial syncopated note that signals that final descending chord thing. It worked last week, but this week it takes a couple of tries before they get the hint. Whoever thought that a 12 bar blues is improved by making it five times as long as nature intended?

Pah. Jazz, eh?