These are fragments of tunes previously-posted here, recorded in Raleigh, NC, with Scott Sawyer on guitar and Bobby Johnson on drums. They are in low-quality MP3 format. You can hear the organ and guitar just fine, but the drums suffer from the low-bandwidth files, which are not large. The material has been edited down to just a few interesting bits so one doesn't have to sit through a lot of junky stuff (the bulk of my performance!).
The focus here is on organ bass and comping. A good jazz organist must also be a good accompanist. These clips illustrate clearly many of the concepts mentioned in my bass tutorial, for instance, grace-notes in the left hand, and pedal-doubling. If you want to hear great soloing, buy a CD from one of the master players! And thank you for listening to my clips.
Counts for Rita
The old favorite from The Hamtech List, one more time. Flap your chicken wings.
Groove-grindin' - Save
Your Love For Me
Jack McDuff's rocker,
Swingin' - a portion of
soloing then backup on the standard, Old
Ballad - Blue
Way up tempo - Jeanine
Jeanine, the girl who put the "funk" in dysfunctional. This bit illustrates Groove Holmes' stunning approach.
Very difficult just to maintain the bass at tempo - it's in Ab minor!
Added from studio date - Frame For The Blues (Real Audio® streaming)
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