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Andy Fraser’s solo on Mr Big from the Free Live album; not technically difficult, but superb build and note choice.

 

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Generally speaking I don't like bass solos. And this track is not exactly a "solo" anyway...

 

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This version of Mr Big is by far the best      This was on the 'Free Story' album

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Intonation slightly out up at the dusty end      :shok:

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1 hour ago, bassaussie said:

Robert Palmer's cover of "Early in the Morning". The bass is amazing all the way through the song, then there's this blistering solo that comes from nowhere! It's around 3:20.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZyD_b3xSzI

And this guy does a great job of breaking it all down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pQHRInI8pY

 

Ooh yeah, I‘d forgotten about that. I used to listen to that album all the time. What a crackin‘ solo.

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Willie Weeks on Donny Hathaway's Voices Inside is a favourite, as is Dexter Redding playing The Awakening.

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Glenn Cornick's solo on Bouree is great. Very tasteful, with some interesting chordal work. Glenn knew his stuff.

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7 minutes ago, Meddle said:

Glenn Cornick's solo on Bouree is great. Very tasteful, with some interesting chordal work. Glenn knew his stuff.

Excellent suggestion... I think I'll go and listen to it right now.

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Agreed - i have a JT album with that track. I also sold Glen a bass neck he bid on that i listed on Scambay

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All American Alien Boy by Ian Hunter, maybe 60 seconds in.

That's the young and unknown Jaco Pastorius more-or-less announcing his arrival.

I bloody hate everything about Jaco and his music, except that solo.

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This is a new one for me. 'Sunrise' from Paul Kantner's 'Blows Against the Empire' album. Grace Slick is on vocals, but the structure of the track is driven by Jack Casady laying down some proto drone metal. I love Casady's playing anyway, but his control of feedback here, as a means of building and releasing tension, is masterful.

 

 

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Then you might appreciate this from the master Casady (let it build up; it's worth it...)...

 

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Jaco - 'Havona' on 'Heavy Weather' (see parallel Fretless album thread)

Chris Squire - 'Does It Really Happen?' on 'Drama'

Jimmy Johnson - 'Pud Wud' on Allan Holdsworth's 'Sand'

Still very fond of Stanley Clarke - 'School Days'.

More recently, virtually anything by Hadrien Feraud.

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Oh and let's throw Jeff Berlin a bone: 'Water on the Brain' from Allan Holdsworth's 'Road Games'

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I like all the usual (and unusual) Bass solos from over the decades; Jaco, Patitucci and the rest of them etc. Slow/fast there is usually something to keep me interested. Just too many to list really.

 

 

 

 

 

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