Examples of palm muting in walking bass?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Jim Kalbach, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Jim Kalbach

    Jim Kalbach

    Aug 14, 2016
    Anyone know of good examples of palm muting in jazz walking bass?

    Teymur Phell gives a great example on Mike Stern's recent album Trip. Check out "B Train":

    This is a contrafact for "Take The A Train." In the first choruses, Teymur walks with muting. Then he opens up for the sax solo (right after Mike's solo). The effect adds a sense of orchestration to the small group, with the regular walking contrasting the muted walking in the first half of the tune.

    I don't know of other examples and would love to hear if you know of any.

  2. Will Lee on Donald Fagen's Nightfly, Walk Between the Raindrops.
  3. Jim Kalbach

    Jim Kalbach

    Aug 14, 2016
    ...which apparently Will Lee got from Rocco Prestia, of Tower of Power fame:
    Stories Behind the Songs: Will Lee
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  4. jsbarber


    Jun 7, 2005
    San Diego
    Anthony Jackson uses this technique on occasion. Since A Train is mentioned above, have a listen to this rendition...

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  5. Jim Kalbach

    Jim Kalbach

    Aug 14, 2016
  6. sean_on_bass

    sean_on_bass Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    Well done, he had me second guessing whether he was playing an upright bass.
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