Does anyone here do any playing in trios/duos that have no chordal instrument? I've seen a bass/sax/drums setup a couple times and it sounded great. It had a really interesting, really full sound considering there was no pianist banging out 10 note voicings, etc. I've talked to a sax player and drummer about doing this in a duo setup and trio setup (me and sax, me sax and drums) with a variety of tunes. So far, we've been thinking: Au Privave Billies Bounce Blues for Alice Body and Soul My One and Only Love Stella By Starlight I also come from a background of BG playing (including a lot of chordal and solo stuff) and have been playing guitar for about half as long as I've played the slab, so I also want to try playing it and guitar on a few of the tunes. I know most of the fellas over here only play upright, so I guess this particular aspect is focused more on Chris Fitz, or anyone else who has a background in a chordal instrument. Any advice from your own experiences with these settings? I've asked both John Geggie and Mike Perlin (who have both had experience with bass/sax/drums trios) and they said that you *really* have to know the song. Other than that, is there any more advice y'all can give?