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Melodic bowing solos to practice

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by Les Fret, Oct 18, 2012.


  1. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    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.
     
  2. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    John Goldsby rec'd a particular album to me a while back here on TB.

    Arni Egilsson - Basses Loaded
     
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  4. Chris Symer

    Chris Symer

    Dec 13, 2009
    Seattle,Wa.
    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.
     
  5. And he doesn't use an amp here.
     
  6. "LIKE"




    "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

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    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

    Chris Symer

    Dec 13, 2009
    Seattle,Wa.
    Don't limit your searching to YouTube? The Michael Moore recording is worth finding where ever you can.
     
  9. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    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.
     
  10. mtto

    mtto Supporting Member

    May 25, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    There's a Gene Bertoncini album of bossa nova tunes with Michael Moore. Probably not on YouTube, but really great bowing.
     
  11. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    Thanks. Which Christian Mc Bride recordings/songs are worth checking out for melodic bowing?
     
  12. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    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.
     
  13. InfoPope

    InfoPope

    Jul 18, 2010
    Swedish 'New tango orquesta' playing 'Mute'. Tweak sound but brilliant expression IMO
     
  14. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    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.
     
  15. 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."
     
  16. Ross Kratter

    Ross Kratter Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    New York, NY
    John Clayton also takes some beautiful arco solos, definitely worth checking out.
     
  17. chicagodoubler

    chicagodoubler Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2007
    Chicago, that toddling town
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, Genz Benz
  18. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    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.
     
  19. Fuqua don't bow, but he speaks the truth. Trumpet solos can be good too.
     
  20. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Don't bow well, but I do play arco....
     
  21. I'm reminded of the lesser Clint Eastwood quote! :D:bag::cool:

    BTW, me also!
     



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