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Songs/Jazz standards that could work with only bass & vocals, please help!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by soong, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. soong


    May 10, 2007
    Hi all.

    I've been asked to play at a dinner with only myself on 6 stringed and fretless basses, and a female vocalist.

    I was wondering, could people suggest me easy-ish & effective songs and/or jazz standards that would work with this duo setup?

    Some songs on the setlist so far include:

    I Want You Back
    Autumn Leaves
    Fly me to the Moon
    Ain't no Sunshine

    Im needing around 1 hrs worth of music.

    Thanks all
  2. AnchorHoy


    Dec 29, 2008
    New Jersey
    Twisted - the Joni Mitchell version

    Humor. Hipness. Really fun bass line with plenty of room to improvise

    Boop Shoobee! Flip City!
  3. Check out some of Nora Jones' songs, I think you will be able to find several that would work.

    Really like the bass on "Cold, Cold Heart".

    Here are some more.

    The jazz vanilla book should jog your memory - http://www.ralphpatt.com/Song.html - for the chord progression then check out the toolbar for backing tracks. Google should be able to get you the lyrics.

    Have fun.
  4. soong


    May 10, 2007
    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Keep em comin'!
  5. basste


    Oct 8, 2003
    Diana Krall - My love is.
    You can make the crowd snap their fingers :cool:
  6. soong


    May 10, 2007
    I like Cold Cold Heart a lot, thanks!
  7. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    nina simone!

    for a new song, ingred michaelson-the way
  8. I've seen someone do Cry Me A River, and it was really really good. The bass has to swap between bass playing, and chordally playing though.

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