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Solo bass stuff

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by Michael Glynn, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Michael Glynn

    Michael Glynn

    Feb 25, 2004
    Some folks seemed to enjoy a little clip I put in another thread, so I thought I'd put down a few more solo bass tracks for you guys. I always enjoy trying to find ways to make solo bass sound interesting. I recorded them all this morning except All the Things You Are, which is a few years old.

    Autumn Leaves

    Bye Bye Blackbird
    All The Things You Are

    Let me know what you think.

  2. drasticDUB

    drasticDUB Guest

    Mar 13, 2008
    awesome! thanks for sharing these with us!
  3. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
    Commercial FREE!
    Now THAT'S what DB is all about!



  4. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    you should call it,... "Autumn leaves Paris",... i loved the feeling it gave. i felt like a young girl in the city of Paris in the early 60's!!!
    btw,.. i'm a guy. (go figure)

    EDIT: okay, just finished the list and i have to say,... "All the Things You Are", takes the cake! (thanks for sharing)
  5. Chris Symer

    Chris Symer

    Dec 13, 2009
    Sounds great Michael! Let me know next time you're back in Seattle, it would be great to hang a bit.
  6. Michael Glynn

    Michael Glynn

    Feb 25, 2004
    Thanks Chris. I'll definitely let you know when I'm heading back up. I'll start thinking in fifths ahead of time in case I play your bass again!
  7. sgomez9


    May 6, 2010
    Great!!! Thanks Michael
  8. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

    Jun 14, 2004
  9. I heard the first go-round on that earlier thread, Michael.
    Again, the double stops are great, ideas are great.....but I think your commitment to the time on all the clips is one of the strongest points in your solo work.
    EDIT: Ray lives in S.K.J.
  10. I was going to record some solo bass stuff until I heard you. Great stuff!

  11. Michael Glynn

    Michael Glynn

    Feb 25, 2004
    Thanks everyone. I find trying to make musically interesting solo bass pieces is a great way to find some of my deficiencies. If you have any problems with your sound, time, ideas, feel, or whatever, it becomes blatantly clear.

    Also, playing solo pieces forces me to think a little more clearly about how to structure my music. With the normal "I'll walk behind everyone else and then take my one chorus" way of playing, I can get away with playing whatever. But playing solo I have to really think about where I am going and structure the piece to form a satisfying musical whole.

    Thanks. As we all know, good time will get you more gigs than good double stops. Trying to get a good feel and have a good internal metronome is something I constantly strive for. Ray, for example, was a great soloist, but I don't think that's what got him his gigs either.
  12. Blake Bass

    Blake Bass Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2006
    Montgomery, Texas
    Really nice playing ..hope you don't mind if I steal some of your ideas on All The Things You Are and SKJ..it's been awhile since I have been inspired to transcribe.
  13. Michael Glynn

    Michael Glynn

    Feb 25, 2004
    I recorded a few more tunes this morning while practicing.

    solo bass

    I'll Remember April (sans melody), Time After Time, and a little blues thing. Hope you like them.

    edit: threw in a version of Invitation as well.
  14. msw


    Aug 21, 2003
    Spectacular playing. All three are really great. I particularly like the fact that there is some strong bebop roots coupled with more modern intervals and rhythms. All of it is so clear and the time is so strong. I can't leave out mentioning the double stops, beautiful!
  15. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    **** you.
  16. +1. Hard.

  17. Michael Glynn

    Michael Glynn

    Feb 25, 2004
    Thanks, I come from a bebop background, and it's still my first love in jazz, but I love some of the more modern stuff and I've been working on trying to combine the different approaches in my playing without it sounding like I have a split personality.
  18. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Sounds pretty seamless to me. I don't hear any "trying"in there at all, just music.
  19. Joshua

    Joshua WJWJr Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    Good grief - if y'all will excuse me I gotta go practice...

    (Very musical playing!)

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