Thanks for the replies. I totally agree with what has been said. I usually actually do play out quite a bit, but for whatever reason I seem to back away from the mics here. I think some of it is myself being timid on stage as well.. sort of afraid of people here(at university) hearing me play. The recording from the first concert was even worse with regard to hearing me. I've been working on my rhythm in solos for the past few months, before I came to school I took lessons for a few months from a keyboard player on improv and that helped quite a bit, you should have heard how bad it was a year ago . I'll work on getting heard better in the future.