I was recently sent two tracks by a New Orleans percussion ensemble. I was asked to add my Takamine electric acoustic fretless bass. I am sharing these raw tracks as a sample of the sound of this bass. Thanks for listening!
This video shows a fast ,cheap and simple way to block f-holes using bicycle handlebar grip foam. On my Takamine TB 10 acoustic electric bass I am able to get about 50% more volume before feedback starts when amplified.
An article about the 1957 Fender Precision bass that I owned from 1976 – 2004. I played it many sessions including gold records with Marianne Faithfull and Elkie Brooks. Also countless live shows including tours and TV with Laura Branigan, Stan Webb, Dr John and others. I am glad that … Continue reading
Esto es para los músicos que trabajan y los ingenieros de sonido. muchas de estas palabras no son fáciles de encontrar en los diccionarios. Por favor, aportar o proponer las adiciones o correcciones. ¡Gracias Espanol – Ingles a tono = in tune acento m. = accent acople, acoples m = … Continue reading
This is for working musicians and sound engineers. many of these words are not easy to find in dictionaries. Please contribute or suggest any additions or corrections . accent = acento m. accidental = alteración f. amplifier = amplificador m. bar = compas m bar line = barra, linea divisoria … Continue reading
Part One This is intended as a method of soloing over “Wave” by approaching it as a jazz blues instead of as a series of unrelated chords! For any instrument, not just bass! I played Jobim’s “Wave” many times before I realised that the A section is a jazz blues … Continue reading
I bought this bass in 2013. We share the same birthday April 24. The odds against this are 365 – 1! Here is the info from the Fodera site. What makes this Fodera bass particularly unique is that it is one of just several “Essence” basses that we built using … Continue reading
Sam Mitchell “The Art of Bottleneck Guitar” Guitar Artistry 1997, recorded 1978 Kicking Mule A compilation of two Sam Mitchell albums, featuring Charlie Musselwhite. Sam is one of the best acoustic and electric bottleneck players I have ever heard. Also a mean blues mandolin player. For a while we … Continue reading
This jazz rock album received a 5 star review in Downbeat magazine when it was released. The band toured the US in 1970 playing at Fillmore East & Fillmore West. At Fillmore West we shared the bill with Boz Scaggs, The Steve Miller Band and Janis Joplin’s reunion with … Continue reading
Laura Branigan -Live Concert Video This video was recorded at Lake Tahoe. It includes my old friend Virgil Weber ( Climax, Donna Summer) as Musical Director.
I worked on Joan’s 2nd album “Back to The Night” on A&M records. Produced by Pete Gage, it was not a commercial success but it is a highly original and interesting album. Joan is a unique writer with a distinctive voice
This is a compilation of some of the UK’s finest acoustic guitarists from the Transatlantic catalogue. I played with Isaac Guillory and drummer Tony Hicks on this CD. The tracks were originally released on an album called “Guitar Workshop”. Tony and I did a lot of live work with Isaac … Continue reading
Dr John “The Sun,Moon & Herbs” 2002 Wounded Bird Records. 1971 Atlantic Records I was fortunate to be a part of Dr John’s London sessions for “The Sun. Moon & Herbs” Atlantic album. This was originally meant to be a triple album. I played an acoustic bass guitar from … Continue reading
1976 – Elkie Brooks – “Two Days Away” One of my favourite albums. Working with producers Lieber & Stoller was a privilege and a pleasure. Ditto for Trevor Morais, one of my favourite drummers This album included “Pearl’s A Singer” and “Sunshine After The Rain” which were major UK hits. … Continue reading
“The Harmonica According To Charlie Musselwhite”. This is a CD reissue of an album recorded for Kicking Mule and produced by Stefan Grossman in 1977.Guitarist Sammy Mitchell, drummer Jeff Rich and myself were booked for 3 days to record basic tracks. Charlie’s tracks were done in a day and a … Continue reading
Arthur was always fun to work with. Drummer Charlie Charles , percussionist Eddie Edwards and vocalist Aliki Ashman from Casablanca also played on the album. This album has been reissued as a CD in Europe .I don’t think the CD was released. I think it escaped and went into hiding, … Continue reading
Marianne Faithfull “Broken English” Island 1979 This 1979 album has sold millions to date and is gold & platinum in a few countries. The band, consisting of Barry Reynolds, Joe Mavety, Terry Stannard & myself, had considerable musical input on this album. Marianne was kind enough to give us writing … Continue reading