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long bass solos (64 bars+)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Ajak, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Ajak


    Mar 31, 2012
    Bern, Switzerland
    Hello again TB!

    For the summer exam we have to transcribe and play 64 bars of a solo. I'm having quite a hard time finding bass solos that are that long and don't require a high c-string to be played. Can you help me out on this?
    To give you an idea of the style I'm looking for: last summer I played Pedro Aznar's Solo on Insensatez (How Insensitive) and now I looked into Gary Willi's solo on It's Only Music but there's a part I'd need a high c-string for (I'm playing a 5-string in standard tuning).

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks
  2. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Does it have to have been played on bass originally? If not, there are probably a million saxophone solos, or trumpet solos, or trombone solos that would work.
  3. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    John Entwistle. 5:15. Good luck :p
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  4. Kmrumedy


    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    I just transcribed this. It is pretty tough and has all the criteria you are searching if you enjoy very melodic jazz solos.

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  5. trothwell


    Apr 9, 2008
    You might look at some of the Abraham Laboriel / Jazz Ministry music from the Baked Potato (search YouTube)... lots of extended bass solos there.

    Dave Holland's album "Emerald Tears" is nothing but solo bass.
  6. Michael4bass


    Aug 20, 2011
    Florence, MS
    You might check out some of Jeff Berlin's CDs, he always has some long solos on them. Or if you really want a long solo, work out Chris Squire's live version of "The Fish".

    Bassically, Michael
  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...I would think this is 64+ bars-
  8. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    OK.I don't know if these examples are 64 bars{ I don't count the bars when listening to a piece)
    But Gary Willis is known for doing long solos.
    And he plays a five string fretless.So no C string.

    Two Tribal Tech tunes immediately come to mind.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2015

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