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Played my first improv jazz solo over a tough song!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Ubersheist, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Ubersheist

    Ubersheist

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    Every Friday night, there's a jazz jam at a local bar. I'm eager to learn, and I show up every week. As such, I've been the defacto house bass player. Last night, the jam was poppin'. Two guitarists, percussionist, trombone/flute player, drummer, keyboardist, trumpet/coronet player. Killer players, and the crowd was digging us.

    We played Girl From Ipanema, which has a bunch of very different key changes. It's certainly not the most technical song, but loads more technical then any blues song. They tossed me a solo, and I nailed it. One of the old duffers there said something like "sounds like someone's been practicing!" Felt good! Woohoo! [pats self on back]

    This was a personal hurdle. A solo over that song's changes was a big step for me, and I've always not taken one when given one on songs like those. Even at 40, I'm still jazzed (no pun intended) at pushing myself as a musician. Felt very good.
  2. BassCliff

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    Hi,

    Practice makes perfect. Nice work. :smug:

    Ventura is quite a drive for me but what's the club? I like jam nights once in a while.


    Thank you for your indulgence,

    BassCliff
  3. sizzle

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    awesome...keep it up

    i thought a duffer was someone who
    cant play but pretended to
  4. HockeyDawg

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    Awesome! That's one thing that always gave me a fright when I heard someone call for a bass solo and everybody looked at me. Solos were never my thing.
  5. StyleOverShow

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    It gets interesting when the band drops out during the solo. Congrats on the accomplishment , many more to come p
  6. sobie18

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    Good job!
  7. elgecko

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  8. Ubersheist

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    Beachcombers. It's in the Silverstrand neighborhood near the southwest side of Oxnard.
  9. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

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    That is awesome! Just more motivation for you to keep practicing!
  10. Wally Malone

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