Re: best way to drop a band memeber?
One you have decided to do this, be professional and straightforward. Don't wait until the next practice. Call a meeting and get it done. Let the person know why and you all are in unison. "you are not working out for us and we are going to carry on."
Max Roach did it, Elvin Jones did it, but Roy Haynes didit and didit and didit.