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Great Alain Caron solo on acoustic fretless bass

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by jibreel, May 12, 2010.

  1. jibreel


    Apr 12, 2005
  2. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
    This guy is just great!!!
  3. Funkturnal


    Nov 17, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    He is great. I discovered his acoustic bass guitar playing about a year ago and developed a new found respect for him.

    His ABG playing sounds pretty darn close to an upright to me, more so than any ABG I've heard. I wonder if it's the particular bass that he plays, combined with the fact that it's fretless. I also noticed that he holds his ABG vertically, almost like an upright. I wonder if this is due to the body being exceptionally big, or if this is just an "artistic choice" on his part?

    FYI, I have 2 albums of him playing ABG that are worth checking out IMO. The first is Frank Gambale's "Natural High" (with FG playing acoustic guitar). Lots of jazz standards with altered (re-written) melodies but the same changes. Also, he has a solo album called "Conversations" where he plays duets, mainly with different piano players.
  4. OldogNewTrick


    Dec 28, 2004
    Germany, EU
    Thank you, great clip. I really enjoy his intelligent playing. His perfect technique is always awe inspiring.
  5. queevil


    Aug 6, 2009

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