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Donna Lee head and solo

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by CButterfield, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Here's a video I just did of the head and Parker's solo from Donna Lee

    Donna Lee - YouTube
  2. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Yeah, Craig!
  3. Very nice! That's some expressive soloing right there.
  4. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2006
    Founder - Discover Double Bass
    Amazing! Such inspiring playing Craig. Thanks so much for sharing this.
  5. MusicDad

    MusicDad Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Well done!
    My favorite part was how easy you made it look. You are so relaxed as you play!
  6. Incredible ear and technique, really makes me want to hit the shed (not that I'd even come close).

    What really struck me about this was how physically relaxed you are when playing this incredibly complex music. Is that something you're conciously striving for?
  7. Thanks for the comments guys. To answer Mike yes I definitely make it a point to play as relaxed as possible at all times. I also try to make every motion as efficient as possible. I figure the bass is hard enough to get around on without making our lives unnecessarily difficult by introducing extraneous motion!
  8. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Wow, thanks for posting that. Very inspiring indeed.
  9. Really nice playing. Thanks for posting this.
  10. Joshua

    Joshua WJWJr Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    Great playing!
  11. whoa - nice!
  12. NDBass


    Jan 22, 2012
    Brooklyn, New York
    Wow. Just wow. I'm really trying to learn Donna Lee like that myself.
  13. Emilym80


    Sep 15, 2011
    Woah! That was insane! Almost crazy enough to make me want to pick up that awful upright I have sitting in the corner... maybe I'll just stick to electric for now :D orchestra will not go well this year at all :meh: but crazy stuff!
  14. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Beautiful work!
  15. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Same here.
  16. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Well shredded. Although, though you nailed, I saw your bass face straining. Nobody plays this piece easily. Damn though, well played sir
  17. rprowse


    Dec 17, 2005
    Wellington NZ
    Yes, great playing!
  18. Art Araya

    Art Araya

    May 29, 2006
    Palm Coast, FL
    wow! that's tough on electric with fingers. doing it on upright with a bow? wow, man.

    dude, you make this look so effortless!
  19. CButterfield, very impressive! Beautiful tone and phrasing. Thanks very much for sharing that.
  20. Remarkable!!!! Thank you!

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