| Vibes Teller Penn - 8/16/01
I turned into a jazz cat and
it's bleeding into the show. The new bit, Honor System,
has me playing an upright bass solo written by my bass
teacher, and Doctor Stockdale. I love it. But, I'm good
buddies with the best vibes player I ever heard (is that
saying anything?) and we play all the time, so that sound
is in my head. Teller and I decided to change the end of
Honor System from piano to vibes. The Doctor was all over
it and wrote a piece with Chris to end Honor System on
vibes. We bought a big old Musser and Chris started
working with Teller. They were a good team and in just a
few days, Teller stopped making chowder. He sounded great.
Last night, we threw it in.
I played the piece as badly as I ever have,
just to make sure Teller didn't have a chance. He did
great and it really helped the bit. It's just great. It's
going to really swing. Now, the pre-show will be changed
to bass and vibes. Penn & Teller, the musical. Man,
Teller learned that fast.