Auditioning for a local Jazz/Rock band today, mostly originals. They're very good, but the intimidating part is the session player they are used to working with. Michael Manring was hired to play on the CD they are getting ready to release (their second). They want a resident (read: cheaper) player who still has skills, creativity, and groove to drive them forward. The ability to play the lines manring wrote for them, and their previous bass player's lines, would be good. Any advice? Wish me luck at any rate. Was kind of odd - I was straight up with them, figuring they wouldn't even have me in for an audition, but the practice near to me (usually I'm driving 45+ minutes) and they play nice, groovin' originals, and aren't afraid to throw in the covers. A twenty minute phone conversation with the leader, and he decided he wanted me to come in.