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  • Birthday 24/07/1963

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  1. You are welcome. Some of them have been lying around for years and I have posted them in case they may be of use to others. Seems a waste otherwise
  2. Paul Chambers' bass solo on the Curtis Fuller version of 'Seeing Red' - starts around 4:51 Seeing Red.pdf
  3. I have just posted my transcription of Geddy Lee's bass part for Show Don't Tell off their Presto CD in my transcription archive thread. My little tribute to Peart.
  4. Benny Reitveld on Santana's 'Smooth' Benny Reitveld - Smooth.pdf
  5. Ben Allison's version of We've Only Just Begun. The video is a live version whilst the transcription is off the recording. It's a really interesting approach. Only Just Begun.pdf
  6. Jeff Andrews on Mike Stern's 'Sunnyside' Sunnyside - Jeff Andrews.pdf
  7. Geddy Lee's bass part on 'Show Don't Tell' from the Presto CD Show Don't Tell - Rush.pdf
  8. I use them for reading practice so I consciously don't learn them.
  9. I recall someone saying that Prog is the only popular music that does not originate in dance. Which is why a lot of us gravitate to it.
  10. As well as being before a Squire fan, my favourite bass sound is Martin Brierley on Greenslade 'Time and Tide' which is a Ric. The gritty bass referred to throughout this thread is the problem. I think the nuanced differences some of you reference goes over my head as, I would argue, the idea that other fusion players not sounding like Jaco does people who don't listen to a lot of those kinds of music. Beggs is a gritty growler, Jon Poole of Lifesigns. What set this off is the recording I did recently with a Prog band and the suggestion made during those sessions that the toppy growl was great because it 'cuts through' (the assumption being that cutting through was important. I always considered Geddy Lee to be a Squire disciple, even to this day.
  11. Don't get me wrong. I love Chris Squire. I just don't want to be him 😃
  12. It may be my imagination but every band I see, live or on video seem to with have a Rickenbacker or SOUND like they have a Rickenbacker. Maybe Progressive Rock has stopped Progressing (Chapman Sticks are another frequent offender - The Levin Factor!)
  13. Wow. Another blast from the past.
  14. My passion for Jazz is taking a knock lately for reasons that are to do with the dearth of meaningful playing opportunities where I live and the disconnect between the amount of time you need to spend keeping your chops together and the amount of work you get. Anyway, I have been revisiting an old friend in the form of Prog Rock and started looking at what's new out there and I am enjoying checking out stuff I have missed over recent years. Whilst there are a lot of interesting things out there to take stock of, one of the things that I am finding a little tedious is the over-reliance on Chris Squire-esque bass playing whether it is the ownership of a Rickenbacker 4001 or just the purloining of Squire's rattly, crunchy sound. One of the attractions of Prog originally was the diversity. It seems like a lot of the New Prog is arguably derivative but, whereas no-one steals from Steve Howe, Alex Lifeson, Peter Banks, Steve Hackett or Bill Bruford, Alan White, Phil Collins etc, every other bass player wants to be Chris Squire. Is it me or am I just seeing ghosts?
  15. Shakti meets Chick Corea's Electric Band
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