Melodic bowing solos to practice

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  1. Les Fret

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    I am looking for some nice jazz/fusion bowing solos to practice/transcribe. Not fast bebop solos but more 'melodic'/'singing' stuff like Eddie Gomez' Caprice or some of the more melodic Christian Mc Bride bowing solos. I also have John Goldsby's jazz bowing book.

    So anyone has some nice tunes to practice? Possibly with a youtube link to the recording.
     
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    John Goldsby rec'd a particular album to me a while back here on TB.

    Arni Egilsson - Basses Loaded
     
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    I am pretty fond of the Michael Moore/Bill Charlap duo recording Live at Maybeck Recital Hall. They play beautifully together and there is a lot of melodic arco playing from Mr. Moore.
     
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    And he doesn't use an amp here.
     
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    "Little Girl I'll Miss You" from Dave Holland's One's All just came on my IPod. Starts off with a nice melodic arco solo.
     
  7. Les Fret

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    thanks for the input so far.

    Very nice one! This was the only recording of the above suggestions I could find on youtube.
    Any more ideas?
     
  8. Chris Symer

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    Don't limit your searching to YouTube? The Michael Moore recording is worth finding where ever you can.
     
  9. Les Fret

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    You are right. But I can't buy every cd that is suggested here. Youtube is a good way to hear some parts of it. If I really like it I will try to find it.
     
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    There's a Gene Bertoncini album of bossa nova tunes with Michael Moore. Probably not on YouTube, but really great bowing.
     
  11. Les Fret

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    Thanks. Which Christian Mc Bride recordings/songs are worth checking out for melodic bowing?
     
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    The recording Bridges with Gene Bertoncini has some magnificent arco work by Michael Moore. I think it's only available on vinyl but one that's well worth tracking down.
     
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    Swedish 'New tango orquesta' playing 'Mute'. Tweak sound but brilliant expression IMO
     
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    Not for nothing, but why limit yourself to bass solos? Trying to match the phraseology, timbre and nuance of a great tenor solo will do much to deepen your arco abilities.
     
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    I'll retell the story of an early lesson with Michael Moore. At the end of my solo, Michael said something like "That was fine, except that you sounded like a bass player."
     
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    John Clayton also takes some beautiful arco solos, definitely worth checking out.
     
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    Yeah, I have to +1 re: Slam Stewart. Working through one of his solos and he's got some pretty cool lines and ideas. You can hear him developing the story and working through it. I will def be studying more of his stuff.
     
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    Fuqua don't bow, but he speaks the truth. Trumpet solos can be good too.
     
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    Don't bow well, but I do play arco....
     
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    I'm reminded of the lesser Clint Eastwood quote! :D:bag::cool:

    BTW, me also!
     

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