Cecil McBee

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by Monte, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. "First Song of the Day" is a fav of mine by Mcbee. Ill try and look up the band he's with on that one. Theres an old tune that he's a member too,.that i first hears eons ago on Eric in the Evening,.and its epic cool bass,.and im itching to find it.
    He's playing with some legendary cats,.and the line is a bit more riff based,.but soooo cool. Reminds me of a Chick Corea era sort of vibe. Im looking for suggestions on how to find that tune.
    Im about ready to call Eric himself :)
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  2. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    My first hearing of CM, (and KJ, and JD'J.)
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  3. Here are the two I mentioned earlier:


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  4. vilshofen


    Dec 27, 2007
    This thread deserves to be two miles long. My contribution:
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    Dec 27, 2007
    OK, one more, maybe pump some air into this thread . . .

  6. Michael Karn

    Michael Karn

    Apr 16, 2014
    He was on the Jazz Cruise with the Cookers, I got to talk to him for a few minutes and he was very nice and very willing to talk about the bass and bass playing
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  7. This popped up in my suggested on YT. Charles Lloyd quartet (CL, Keith,Cecil and Jack). Thought I would share.

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  8. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    Cecil could write, too....Song of Her is his composition.
    Anybody want to take a shot (with me) at the Harmony, here? Such a beautifully constructed tune and bassline ( - esp. in the first 5 bars of the A section - stacked, descending, Perfect Fifths in a kind of Ostinato figure...in a "not very comfortable region of the neck..." IMFO.)
    This song was a local DJ's background tune for a late-nite jazz (radio) show when I was a young punk. FYI.
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  9. Michael Karn

    Michael Karn

    Apr 16, 2014
    Here’s a Cecil tune I’ve always liked since I got this record in 1981

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