classical guitar and fretless bass

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  1. jasonmasters

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    Hmm, first thing I thought of was John McLaughlin Trio work with Kai Eckhardt or Jonas Hellborg. BUT all the vids I just watched showed them with double-neck fretted/fretless basses where they were favoring the frets for slap purposes. I imagine that means they were only using the fretless for slower stuff. Sowwy.

    I used to do flamenco/jazz gigs with a friend where I'd play fretless acoustic bass guitar, but the only time we tried recording the sound was terrible due to the venue (coffee shop)
     
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    Michael Manring has done a few...

    There are a few Demania tracks on YouTube; Alex DeGrassi mostly uses a steel-string guitar on that, I believe...

    There's also Groovemasters 6 (Equilibre) with David Cullen.
    http://www.amazon.com/Equilibre-David-Cullen-Michael-Manring/dp/B00005NSTY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396640002&sr=8-1&keywords=groovemasters+6

    Those two CDs are among my favorites.
    Manring is also featured on just about every Michael Hedges CD.

    IIRC, Mark Egan plays fretless on DeGrassi's "Altiplano" but that's been out of print for a long time. Still - one to watch for... (If it's not Mark Egan, it's someone else whose name I can never recall, and I'll update tonight when I can check the liner notes...)
     
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    thanks guys! Want to recommend some song names ArtechnnikA? I'll youtube em
     
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    also i guess the limited amount of recordings of this style means I should probably go forth and make an album. i find it so relaxing
     
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    just type in 'demania' - it's sufficiently unique.
    it'll pull up a nice list of choices.
    'Paint it Black' is a nice spin on a classic, IMO...

    Also - Bruce BecVar's "Arriba" has fretless bass on several of his flamenco-flavored tracks.
     
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    I love manring but i like him most when he plays with other people
     
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    Yes - verified - I finally remembered !
    Took me way too long to delve into Mark Egan but I'm glad I am, finally.

    And I just checked - there is a copy of Altiplano on Ebay for cheap.

    Glad you're enjoying Demania.
    Equilibre is also excellent - just guitar and fretless bass.
     
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    How about some flamenco? Many years ago, Carles Benavent played fretless bass guitar with Francisco Sánchez Gómez (Paco de Lucía):

     
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    The band comes in about 8 mins in. One of my favorite things I've ever found on the internet!
     

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