Posts filed under ‘6-string bass’

Polaris

This is my cover of “Polaris”, which was a 1963 instrumental rock song released by the Boys, a British group. It was released only in the UK and Australia.

It is similar in many ways to the 1962 mega-hit, “Telstar”, and its title referred to what was at the time an advanced nuclear submarine.

In the original, the lead is performed on a 6-string bass. I am using a baritone guitar, and have transposed the song up a whole step.

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May 9, 2019 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

Mainstream

“Mainstream” is an original “smooth jazz” tune. I recently came across the original lead sheet I made for this, and got a bit of a shock. I wrote this FORTY F***ING YEARS AGO!!!. The genre classification “smooth jazz” hadn’t even emerged yet in 1979, even though George Benson pretty much set the table for it with his “Breezin” LP. It was derisively called “Fuzak” back then.

April 13, 2019 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

The Lady in my Life

This is my cover of “The Lady in my Life”, written by Rod Temperton, which was first released as a track on Michael Jackson’s album “Thriller” in 1982. It was one of only two tracks on the album to NOT be released as a single. However, countless other artists have covered it.

April 12, 2019 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

Hot Wings Blues

“Hot Wings Blues” is an original jazz/funk/fusion track. The bass line was inspired by Jaco’s work in “The Chicken”.

April 28, 2018 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

You Must Be

“You Must Be” is an experiment. Having just finished it, I’m not sure how I think it turned out. Perhaps you can let me know what you think.

The track is something of a mashup of several of my major influences: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion, 80’s Pop Ballads, and Hank Marvin with the Shadows.

April 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

One World One Word

“One World One Word” is an original, instrumental smooth-jazz ballad. For many years, smooth jazz and fusion were the main styles in which I worked.  If you visit my artist page at CD Baby, you can see some of the albums I released over the years. You might also try my artist page on Spotify.

 

October 8, 2017 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

Ten Weeks

“Ten Weeks” is an original jazz-rock-funk fusion track.

September 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm 1 comment

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