With the drummer, the bass is locking into the beat that establishes and drives the groove. With the bass notes, you're locking into the chord that is shared by the lead and supporting o instruments, in most cases a key note of the chord. And all this is changing at a rate determined by the tempo and in a direction determined by the tune and the improvisations of the lead instrument. The bass player is very conscious of the togetherness of the group and how much everyone is on the same page and constantly striving to make it better. What an experience in sharing the experience of making something joyful happen!
More Articles in Community Articles
37 Years of Jazz on Monday Nights
Mark Harvey and His Legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Open 44th Season at Scullers Jazz Club Boston
Doing Time "Right Now" with Trumpeter Winston Byrd
Mayimba Jazz Presents TONY MORENO’S SHORT STORIES, Feat. Mommaas, Horton, Pilc, Okegwo. 55 Bar CD Release Event on 10/8.
Free Nelson MandoomJazz Ups the Ante on The Organ Grinder - Third RareNoise Release Slams with Expanded Vision and Authority
Enjoying Wayne Tucker