I play in a smooth jazz quartet (Guitar, Bass, Drums and Sax). The guitar player (BL) is off on holiday for 3 weeks and suggests that the rest get together while he's gone. I'm not looking to get out of anything, mind you but, I don't see much point to this? The BL arranges songs because, he's the main instrument for rythm and lead most of the time with the sax trown in for good measure. I just don't see a value to me laying down the bass line with the drummer keeping a beat and we wait for when the sax comes in to play some sort of line and then stops and leaves the bass and drums to play out the rest of the song? I can practice this stuff on my own. I feel that rehearsal is for the whole band to "put it together", not to practice. Agree? Disagree? Thoughts? Tell me.