Earth Day I spent on stage in Valencia at Forest Camp with Chuck Vicuña and the Igoroots band. I think we caught an authentic slice of that on Youtube, playing "Hagpat":
At first listen, the flute can almost not be heard, But it was fine in the monitors which means that the band members could hear it and I hear it in its absence.
From my perspective: it is influencing the others and being influenced by their energy.* In this way it affects the other musicians and the sounds we play. This was truly interplanetary jamming.
Now listening back to the full 1:20 minute recording of the concert. Insane. The quality is much better, still can't hear my flute well. Hm... but audience members said they could. That is enough.
I understand why certain musicians would record a lot... Jimi, Jerry, Prince... listening back gives you new ideas for future flows.
*For an example of the influencing, see around 3:35, toward the end of the guitar solo, an intermittent beep-beep begins. That is me on the percussive end of the flute. And the djimbe picks up on that and pretty soon we are in tandem, evolving the beat. This leads to a steady, quick lipped rhythm that allows me to play with the lead singer, who is stomping and drumming and shaking his dreads. These guys all come from the same tribe up toward Baguio, the Igo. The work down in Dumaguete as successful professionals. Reminds me of my cousins in Raleigh in a way, the original Jazz Bros +1.