DEAR MICHAEL I'm bass player from Poland. Usually I play jazz, gospel and similar, but latelly we have began play something like "european" jazz, connection jazz and classical music... what is my problem? We play without drum (only with bass, piano, classical guitar, violin and vocal - highest kind of sopran), and I must FORGET ABOUT GROOVE!!! I don't know what I should to listen, how practice -I don't know anything. I always played slap, walking, staccato and similar. I play now with classical musicians, and they want to hear not bass guitar but BASS - e.g. something like left hand of pianist, double bass sections in orchestrations etc. Mayby you have a sugestion for my? records, artists, trancriptions, books, web sites. Steve Swallow sad that best school for bassists are Bach's transcriptions, because HE was able to connect melodic, harmony and rhytm. I'm going to draw this tradition.