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  1. 'Don't Call Me Baby' by Madison Avenue. Can't find any credits that list a bass player so assume it is a synth/sample. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/dont-call-me-baby-madison-avenue/
  2. I have done 93 transcriptions since January. Target is 200.
  3. I have been doing a few more gigs and rehearsals and have been busier more recently so haven't been as prolific as I have been previously. I have done 16 in May, though, so can't really complain.
  4. The website has had 2000 hits in less than four days.....
  5. 'Juice' by LIzzo. Essentially four bars long and two of them are the same 🤣 Internet search names no bass player so probably a synth again. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/juice-lizzo/
  6. 'The Best Things In Life Are Free' by Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross. I suspect it is not a bass player but some sort of sample or synth. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/the-best-things-in-life-are-free-janet-jackson-and-luther-vandross/
  7. I have three to post today. I have a dep gig next week with a function band and needed to prepare some charts. Nothing overly complicated but stuff I couldn't find anywhere else. This is a functional bass part for the tune 'This Is How We Do It' by Montell Jordan. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/this-is-how-we-do-it-montell-jordan/
  8. A head chart from the album, 'Gettin' To It' by Christian McBride, this is the head a the first couple of arranged choruses for the tune 'In A Hurry'. I like the way McBride's melody trips over itself during the initial intro to the head. Clever stuff. The tune is basically a 12 bar in G. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/in-a-hurry-christian-mcbride/
  9. An old favourite of mine, this is the complete transcription of John Giblin's bass part to the tune 'Rhesus Perplexus' from the 1979 album, 'Product'. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/rhesus-perplexus-brand-x/
  10. I play with a different band pretty much every time I do a gig. It's the nature of the beast with Jazz. The most bands I was with at one time was 9 in the 1990s in Cardiff. Great days.
  11. A little thing from William Parker's 'Wood Flute Songs' anthology (live recordings from 2006-2012), this is the complete (2:00 or so) bass part for the tone 'Corn Meal Dance'. Easy to read and easy to play but lovely all the same. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/corn-meal-dance-william-parker/
  12. I am really proud of this one. Anthony Jackson's complete bass part for the tune 'Butter (Tribute To Quentin Jackson)' from the 1984 album 'French Toast'. It would appear that this was Michel Camilo's first recording as a leader and what a start. The recording features stunning arrangements and marks the start of a 20-year relationship between Camilo and bassist Jackson. The transcription is incredibly sophisticated but worth spending time on as it has some glorious moments. In case anyone is interested, Quentin Jackson was a trombone player with Duke Ellington. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/butter-tribute-to-quentin-jackson-french-toast/
  13. I went looking for this one yesterday as I was sure that I had done it before but I couldn't find any sign of it anywhere so can only assume I have never actually transcribed it. This is the head only dots for the tune 'Bait Tone Blues' from the 1996 Mike Stern album, 'Between The Lines'. The bass, played by Jeff Andrews on the record, plays the head alongside guitarist Stern. It's a chopsy little b***er so is likely to take some time to internalise. It is written 8va otherwise it's a ledger line nightmare. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/bait-tone-blues-mike-stern/
  14. I have often wondered whether more people than we would like to admit have an Oppositional Defiance Disorder and don't like what everyone else likes simply because everyone else likes it. The more popular an artist is, the more a certain section of the community don't like them.
  15. A request that came in through the website, this is a complete transcription of the Larry Sims bass part to the tune 'Peacemaker' from the 1976 Loggins and Messina album, 'Native Sons'. https://bilbosbassbites.co.uk/peacemaker-loggins-and-messina/
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