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David

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I'm fascinated by the process of putting together a live setlist, especially when the band contains four 'frontmen' like Asia does. One particular aspect is the solo spot. Do the band members have a say in what each person should/should not do?

For example, Steve seems to be sticking to 'Clap' on this leg. Would it be considered out of order for someone in the band to suggest, 'Hey Steve, why not mix it up a bit, throw in 'Sketches In The Sun' or 'Masquerade' or something?' (OK this is maybe now just wishful thinking on my part! ) Does that sort of discussion take place all the time, or is everyone just left to pretty much do their own thing?

Basically, Johan, if you feel like inserting a twenty minute jazz bass odyssey, will anyone stop you?


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No.

David

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Well then, there's hope!

Just don't try it in front of a festival audience, would be my advice.
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Hah!  In response to the last post--"ASIA Mark II"!    

I wish Steve would do "Mood For A Day" instead. 

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Personally, I would love to see "Sketches in the Sun" from the diminutive one.

As for the jazz odyssey, the good news is that Asia will never, ever run the risk of being billed second to a puppet show.  However, I do sometimes worry that Carl may be the victim of spontaneous human combustion.

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