#40815  by hotasaPistol
 Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:38 pm
Can someone please explain this to me....I have read others here using this phrase
thanks
Pistol :-?

 #40819  by weirimpressed
 Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:45 pm
never heard it before... comping....

 #40827  by Tennessee Jedi
 Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:19 pm
To play the rhythm of the song?
To play chords over a given structure ?
Like it would be Bob COMPING away during Rider while Jerry solos....
To back another musician while they are soloing?
I think its more a jazz term... :smile:

 #40995  by mttourpro
 Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:15 am
It's simply an abreviation for "accompanying", which as TJedi said,is of course to play over changes while someone takes a solo. It is definitely a jazz term and there's clearly a lot to be said about how one goes about doing this exactly.

I always try to enhance the soloist's playing somehow. Sometimes it's hard to do that and not interfere, stewp-on or detract from the solo. Of course, Bob did this in his own initimatable way.
Once in a great while, Bob would kind of hijack a solo from Jerry...not too often but occasionally.

Some of my favorite comping is from Brent on Jerry solos in Samson, Fire, Shakedown....just about everything for that matter.

 #41048  by weirimpressed
 Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:46 pm
ill remember that, thanks for the definition