The conductor of the orchestra in which I’m helping out sent me another piece via email – and this time it’s a real fun one as it seems. And with about 100 years of age I guess you might call it ‘oldie but goldie’. If you look up the title on Youtube and select three, it can be as interesting as this:
Jazz Manouche example:
2. Older, more to the original ‘Foxtrot’ or ‘Charleston’ style:
3. Much slower, but swinging real hard on this Jazz Standard:
As you see, the possibilities on songs like this one are endless – although with my electric bass I can’t of course get anywhere near to what Ray Brown did here…
Really lookin’ forward to playin’ on that one 😀 What a nice idea! 😀
We haven’t done this in a while, so today I asked our talented daughter to take my photo together with my bass. I set up one of the studio strobes and a grey background for this, then borrowed Zuleikha’s piano bench, and we had a bit of fun with my camera. I liked this one, especially after converting it to black & white:
A bit of a fake double bass posture, but that was part of the fun 🙂
As always, thanks for reading, and for viewing. And thanks again to our small one for being so kind to take her old dad’s picture again.
I played on that awesome track from Rick aka ‘acousticeg’ and also included it into my latest album (see the blog post before/below this one). And since then I received two more adds already, since the piece was still left wide open by us. So here they are, in case you’re interested:
Thank, or rather merci to our friends, these are so nice 🙂 And thanks to you for your interest, and for reading and listening.
Short but irresistibly sweet piece by YuuLi, a relatively new member in Wikiloops whose first upload was a 9/8, and whose singing reminded me of other great artists like Joni Mitchell – so I wanted to play with that incredibly talented young woman since she joined us. And today I could finally try a few low notes on one of her tracks (originally an a capella of hers, no less!):
And that nice nylon guitar is also played by a relatively new member, also from France, who calls himself ‘Al-Fadista’. So here’s the list of musicians so far:
Thanks to my friends for all the fun, and thanks to you for reading, and for listening.
So after 3 internet outages during the last week, and one first rehearsal of the orchestra where I’m helping out for an injured bass player we now seem to have a stable connection again (knock on wood!), and I could log in to Wikiloops again, and download some songs to play on.
Haven’t done much with Rick aka ‘acousticeg’ since quite some time – if I remember correctly since my first album in the beginning of 2018¹. So I was glad to find an awesome new template of his, and couldn’t resist to adding some low end to it:
List of musicians so far – just him and melike here:
I’ve tried to keep his nice triplet feel in this one, and to also support his flagiolet tones with some from my fretless bass. Hope you like it as much as I did while playing on it.
As always, thanks for reading, and for listening. And thanks also to Rick for the fun I had.
¹Wrong – I did “Beneath the Waves” as another collaboration with him in November, even as a video collab. So this is our third one together after the intial “The way that she moves” with Shi from March 2018 🙂
Our fellow Wikiloops musician kimbo has set up a countdown timer for the next Wikiloops members’ meeting in August – seems that everyone who has attended one of these just can’t wait until the next one. And at least for me, that’s entirely true. So click the image below to go to kimbo’s realtime countdown page:
As I also wrote on the ‘loops, I wasn’t entirely happy with my previous upload and remix of Erwan’s sweet little music box theme – so I decided to spend a bit more time with it. So here it is again, with a different take on my bass: