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New Fretless MP3 from the Munki

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mike Flynn, Aug 20, 2004.


  1. Hi folks,

    I hope you've all been having a good summer - I went to jazz school (Jamey Abersold's week long course in London) and it was very good, plus I finally got myself a new PC which means I can start making some decent-sounding home recrodings. As I'm still breaking my new fretless 5 in I am still a little cautious about playing it out live but I am working on getting my s*** together - and here's a little noodle I recorded a couple of days ago. It's based on the a section from a gary Willis tune called \Speak' (on a Tribal Tech record) - there are definitely a couple of annoying bum notes, but in the main it sounds pretty good - apologies for some of the less inspired, speedy, runs - this is me in practice mode, I'm working on better phrasing but hey - I hope you like some of it (this is not another Wooten-workout!)

    <b><a href=http://www.munkio.com/music/Victor/Speak_fretless_)solo.mp3>Speak - Fretless Solo</a></b>

    BTW *Lots of bass features coming soon for TB - Bona live footage and Matt Garrison interview - keep checking the front page!*
     
  2. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Good stuff Munki, really dig the tone, and the song as well :)

    BTW, what kind of bass?
     
  3. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    It's his custom 5 string mahogony fretless.
     
  4. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    The tone of the "lead" bass reminds me of Marcus Miller's fretless work on his The Sun Don't Lie album; the backing part reminds me of Wooten (although not one of his "workout" parts). Anyhow, it all fits together very nicely. When's the Munki album due out :D

    Wulf
     
  5. Thanks Wulf - you're right about the Marcus thing - it hadn't really occurred to me until you mentioned it. Regarding the album - it's coming! I am thinking of getting something together and either selling CDs or downloads from Munkio.com, either way TB will know about it first...

    This is the bass BTW...

    <img src=http://www.munkio.com/jeffchapman/basses/fretless_good_shot_450.jpg>
     
  6. nuclearrabbit17

    nuclearrabbit17 Guest

    May 20, 2004
    I cant tell the difference between u and Jaco. To me that would be an insult but im sure to u its a compliment.
     
  7. nuclearrabbit17

    nuclearrabbit17 Guest

    May 20, 2004
    might i also add that that is a beautiful bass. Im jealous.
     
  8. I'm not sure if that is a compliment or not, I guess I'll take it as one - my primary influence on fretless is Gary Willis but I'm still trailing his incredible musicianship - I do love Jaco though - and it's the big problem when you pick up a fretless - because we all have to deal with the language that he invented - I hope it doesn't sound too derogatory when I do it, I'm being as sincere as I can be when I play.

    Cheers and peace

    Mike