Originally Posted by Pollyanna
Onya Matt. Your tale is like a handbook on how to get a career going in a tight industry - work hard to keep your playing sharp, get out there, network, keep your options open, diversify ... BTW, you express yourself well in writing so there may be options in that area too.
Looking forward to your next clips!
Polly, I don't think you can do anything substantial now for the long term unless you're willing to diversify. Sure you can luck up and hook on with something good in one genre and ride that for as long as you can. But then what? Of course I have high aspirations in jazz, but I've always figured that my angle was more about going down the Carlok/Gadd path as opposed to the Blade path, although Blade's direction really resonates. But you're right, it's the toughest time in decades to start out fresh. So you look for good musicians and a strong operation and hope for the best. And if this doesn't work out, I guess you start again.