Posts filed under ‘6-string bass’

Blues Mantra

“Blues Mantra” is an original jazz/rock fusion tune. A few years ago, jazz/rock fusion was the genre where I spent almost all of my time. My surf-rock & oldies projects kind of took over more recently. Today, the urge to revisit the jazz/rock thing was very strong. Never one to ignore such urges, this composition and recording emerged in just a couple of hours.

It’s basically a fairly traditional minor key 12-bar blues, but this might not be apparent at first given the feel and some of the harmonic extensions.


May 24, 2017 at 6:22 pm Leave a comment

Some Years Past


This is an original, smooth jazz tune new this summer. The title was the result of me thinking about my advancing age, so I put together a montage of photos of me with family and guitars that starts pretty far back and goes through the past year. They’re not in any particular order. I like this tune pretty well — it has a nice, relaxing feel.


August 17, 2016 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

Two Years Past

Here is a new, original smooth jazz tune — which seemed a good excuse for a bunch of pictures of Lacey, our 11-year-old coon hound mix.

July 4, 2016 at 8:25 am Leave a comment

Rear View Mirror # 14: Kommotion

“Kommotion” is a song written by Duane Eddy and Lee Hazlewood and performed by Eddy. The song reached #13 on the UK Singles Chart and #78 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960. The song appeared on his 1960 album, $1,000,000.00 Worth of Twang.

Duane Eddy used a Danelectro 6-string bass on his recording. I used a 6-string bass on mine as well.

June 19, 2016 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

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