I played with a pianist who did dinner music such as standards, pop, jazzy versions of rock tunes, and Latin feel tunes. It was difficult because he just was not giving up using his left hand to play some bass lines, roots, and the rhythm/pulse seemed off at times. I was working hard to follow his timing, vs. just taking command of the timing. When I play with a quartet,trio, and a bass/guitar duo, I easily get the pulse going. With this I was walking on eggshells trying to adjust to his playing. So, I was thinking about what makes a good duo gig. Are there some pianists that are great to play with, and why? What makes this different from quartet, trio playing? Obviously cannot compete with piano bass lines, for starters. Could live with roots at times. I suspect that he is so used to doing solo gigs that hid style is more I lead, you follow.