Wilbur Ware, double bass

Listen to Wilbur Ware (Wikipedia DE and EN), who according to JazzStandards.com “… virtually steals the show, however, with perhaps his most influential work on the bass.” in this piece of Sonny Rollins:

Here’s a transcription I found:

You’re welcome.

P.S.: here are two more versions of the same song I love. One is from 1979, the other one from 2014:


P.P.S.: here’s a first recording from 1929 from Nat Shilkret and Franklyn Baur, as intended for the operetta “The New Moon” (which was the the name of a ship) by Sigmund Romberg (music), and Oscar Hammerstein (lyrics). Although the label says “Foxtrot”, the rhythm is played and intended to be like the one from an Argentinian tango:


“Softly, as in a morning sunrise
The light of love comes stealing
Into a new born day
Flaming with all the glow of sunrise
A burning kiss is sealing
The vow that all betray
For the passions that thrill love
And lift you high to heaven
Are the passions that kill love
And let you fall to hell
So ends the story
Softly, as in an evening sunset
The light that gave you glory
Will take it all away”

What a nice and bittersweet song.

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