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Walking Vs Grooving

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Kobaia, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. walking

    7 vote(s)
  2. grooving

    12 vote(s)
  1. Kobaia


    Oct 29, 2005
    San Diego, CA
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    when it comes to jazz would you rather walk or groove?
  2. Groove. Obviously I like both, but a good groove appeals to me more.
  3. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Who says walking isn't grooving???
  4. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Groove. It's all about chicks shaking their tatas.
  5. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I agree with Pacman, a good walk should groove hard!
  6. Deacon_Blues


    Feb 11, 2007

    No vote from me.
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Yup - walking is often the best and deepest groove - some of the greatest moments in (recorded) Jazz are when a walking line comes in - as in "So What" - when Miles's solo starts and Mr. PC starts up that walking groove - similarly on "Stolen Moments" - after the head, when the solos start!

    Lots more of course - but those are probably best-known...?

    In a set I like to do a bit of both and that's the nice thing about playing Jazz - you nearly always get variety and balance in a set - so you might play some tunes that have a fast walking line, a bluesy, slow grooving walking line, a funky tune, a slow Bossa, a fast Samba or Cuban Son - odd-time signature grooves etc. etc. :)
  8. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Walking is just a type of groove.
  9. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
    Are you asking what kind of jazz we like better?

    Straight-ahead vs. Soul Jazz
  10. Ripper


    Aug 16, 2005
    i like to groove rather than walk usually, but i haven't done much where a walk fits. im learning a song now with a nice walk, but its tough for me since im not used to it

    but whatever fits is definitely best
  11. middlebit


    Sep 10, 2005
    So do I. The poll is invalid.
  12. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I walk on stage, THEN groove.
  13. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
  14. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    I also agree with Pacman.

    Some of the hardest grooves i've been a part of have been when i've been walkin a line.
  15. Strongest groove I've ever heard has been a fellow by the name of Gary Wilkins walking like he was born to it. Anyone who's been to Bass Up this year or last year knows what I'm talking about.

    Walking and grooving are definitely not mutually exclusive (except when I play :().
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