This piece above also features some really nice exchanges between the bass player and the drummer. Going naked also means being a good listener; notice how they play off each other. The very fact too that Molly uses only a bass and drums to back her up in this song is another good example of nakedness. She's up there without a pianist (or guitarist) which creates a kind of empty space for clarity and connection. The sound is full and fat, but it's all her. Remarkable.
Previous posts on issues related to presentation and what we can learn from jazz.
• Moving to higher ground: Lessons from the art of jazz (part I)
• Structure & spontaneity: Lessons from the art of jazz (part II)
• Zen, jazz, & creativity: Lessons from the art of jazz (part III)
• Jazz and the art of connecting
• More lessons from jazz
• Jazz and simplifying complication
• Steve Jobs' presentation style...and all that jazz