There's a point when I'm improvising/soloing when I start seeing the notes as if they were written out on paper, only in 3D and color. The further ahead I'm seeing what I'm going to play, the better the experience is. There have been times when I'm starting a 16 or 32 bar solo where I'm already seeing the end. Being that tied in to the source...it's like a current flowing through you, completely controlled and uncontrollable at the same time.
If that's not when I'm most alive, it's Top 3 for sure.
it's strange, but i know almost exactly how you feel.
whenever I get a 32-bar drum solo, i see it from start to end before i've even started it, and the further i look, the better it gets.
drumming makes me feel like the most powerful person in the fucking world!
hugo, what do you play?