Play something original from your heart!

Youtube is swamped with videos of bassists playing along with recordings. Most of the performances are very good, meticulously copying the original bass parts, But why? Who is this meant to impress but other bassists? I started playing professionally over 50 years ago and had what I regard as a … Continue reading

“Wave” as a blues. Reverse engineering Jobim’s classic.

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