Every Friday night, there's a jazz jam at a local bar. I'm eager to learn, and I show up every week. As such, I've been the defacto house bass player. Last night, the jam was poppin'. Two guitarists, percussionist, trombone/flute player, drummer, keyboardist, trumpet/coronet player. Killer players, and the crowd was digging us. We played Girl From Ipanema, which has a bunch of very different key changes. It's certainly not the most technical song, but loads more technical then any blues song. They tossed me a solo, and I nailed it. One of the old duffers there said something like "sounds like someone's been practicing!" Felt good! Woohoo! [pats self on back] This was a personal hurdle. A solo over that song's changes was a big step for me, and I've always not taken one when given one on songs like those. Even at 40, I'm still jazzed (no pun intended) at pushing myself as a musician. Felt very good.