Upright bass solo by Christian McBride-10/03/08
performed with the Christian McBride band Distributed by Tubemogul.
The Jazz Standard "I Love You" played by Larry and Bill. Larry Adair teaches guitar in Portland Oregon.
Camera by Larry Adair II
"In his book Cole Porter: A Biography, Charles Schwartz tells the story of how I Love You, introduced in the 1944 Broadway show Mexican Hayride, was written by Porter on a bet with actor Monty Woolley. While Mexican Hayride was still in its formative stage, Woolley had challenged Cole to write a hit number titled I Love You, in which that banal phrase would be repeated again and again. Woolley felt that even Coles gift with words and music would not be enough to surmount such a handicap and backed up that opinion with a small wager. Rising to the challenge (and at this point, Cole may have needed Woolleys goading to bring out the best in him), Cole came up with a languid refrain whose lyrics begin:
I love you,
Hums the April breeze.
I love you,
Echo the hills.
I love you,
The golden dawn agrees
As once more she sees daffodils.
As sung by big-voiced Wilbur Evans in the show, I Love You quickly caught on, enabling Cole to win the wager while adding still another number--the only one in Mexican Hayride to become popular--to his long list of hit songs.
Rhythm changes in Bb - Chromatic approach from below
example taken from
Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines book II
Rhythm Changes in 12 keys.
The following video is provided to assist the bassist to familiarize themselves with some of the rhythmic phrases used in the jazz walking bass vocabulary.
The example is a walking bass line over Rhythm changes in the key of Bb and is taken from Part 2 of Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines Book II - Rhythm changes in 12 keys Bass Clef edition.
Listen to the track and follow the sheet music, this will enable the bassist to accelerate the learning curve and incorporate the jazz rhythmic language into their playing.
It is also an excellent way to transfer the knowledge of playing by ear to the task of learning to read music which can open many doors for the professional musician.
Enjoy the video.
More updates to follow.
What a Difference a Day Made, by Bill and Larry. Jazz Standard. This once was a popular tune and played on the airwaves in another era....an era where melody, romance, improvisation, and musicianship were important. The blending of styles happens in this tune and it has become a standard. Larry teaches guitar in Portland Oregon.
Upright bassist and vocalist Miles Mosley performs live at Korn Studios in Hollywood! More information at www.milesmosley****
The new video clip of Adam Ben Ezra - The Busker - Directed by Guy Dayan *******guydayan**** & recorded in Guy Vaingertan's Studio. Enjoy! :)
Old video, but some still might find it interesting. A video demonstration of some different playing positions for Guitar Hero. Included are positions such as "flat," "upright bass," "cross arm," and more, all done during a single song (You Got Another Thing Comin' - Hard)! Finished with a five star review.More info: *******tinyurl****/jff95
Tropical theme here as we are doing St Thomas, Larry Adair on Guitar, Bill Coones on Upright Bass. Larry teaches guitar in Portland Oregon.
Larry Adair II camera
Bluegrass Gospel At It's Best!, Turn The Other Cheek and When All Thy Names Are One sung by Jolliff Band. Bill Jolliff on Banjo, Jake (Jacob Henry) Jolliff on Mandolin, Louanne Fugal on Upright Bass, Steve Blanchard on Guitar, Strolling Down Memory Lane, Billy & Willie Pollard's Country Gospel TV Program, *******billyandwillie.tripod****
Sharon Farber recruited a handful of wonderful musicians to record the music for a movie soundtrack. Hen House was pleased to do its very first soundtrack recording. Sharon Farber conducted and played keyboards. She was accompanied by longtime friends, David Lockertz on bass, Roy Friedman on keyboards and David Kontesz on drums. Ivishai Cohen played trumpet, Milton Nelson played keyboards and John Sullivan played upright bass. Look out for this project in a theater near you.
Hen House Studios is a record label and documentary film company in Venice, California. First made famous by their unique concept to record musicians for free in exchange for the right to film them, Hen House has grown to a premiere, web based multi media company featuring music videos, CDs, DVDs, and podcasts all produced by the studio.
Hear the Music and See the Stories.
The prestigious L.A. Music Awards have been dialed in to Peach from the beginning, naming her Blues Artist of the Year in 2001 and followed it up with an Award of Excellence in 2002.
The Real Thing is a historical record with an unmitigated who's-who of blues and jazz players produced by Marty Grebb (The Band, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James).
Pech duets with Taj Mahal on the title track, backed by Reggie McBride (Tony Bennett, Keb' Mo') on upright bass; The Band's Garth Hudson (keys, sax, accordion); James Gadson (The Temptations, Beck) and Gary Mallaber (Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen) on drums; Peach's own drummer Maria Martinez (Barry White); sax player Cece Rubin (Diana Ross, Guns n' Roses); Paul Barrére (Little Feat), Jon Woodhead (Leon Russell), and Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac) all on slide; guitarist Amos Garrett (Stevie Wonder, Maria Muldaur); and horn arrangement by Lee Thornburg (The Tonight Show Band, Tower of Power).
"They're songs that I dug up by local songwriters that I thought were incredibly great pieces of music," explains the former U of Denver voice major, whose accompanist was Condoleezza Rice, "It's all pretty sexy music, but it's also really real." She found her voice, and here's to everyone else discovering it too.
Hen House Studios is a record label and documentary film company located in Venice, California. First made famous by their unique concept in which they recorded musicians for free in exchange for the right to film them, Hen House has grown to a premiere, web based multi media company. Their site features countless music videos, CDs, DVDs, and podcasts all produced by the studio. Hen House has also produced a TV show "Hen House Studios Live" which is syndicated nationally. "Hear the music and see the stories."
A chilling, surrealistic poem describing walking into a night ambush in the Vietnam jungle, with authentic pictures of Sarge in the boonies. Sarge is backed up by upright bass played with a bow.
My life story in a very short "beat poetry" poem backed up by upright bass.
The Classic Jazz Standard Autumn Leaves.
Here we have Larry Adair on guitar, Bill Coones upright bass, Bob Moskal Sax, Rob McKendrick on drums. Recorded in a live and kicking session of the Dead Composers Quartet in Portland Oregon.
Band is for hire, contact: rcoones102msn****
Cameraman - Larry Adair II
MaMa Marias restaurant and lounge 5234 Southeast Powell Boulevard Portland, Oregon where we perform
A literal tribute to the swedish pop sensation "Ace of Bass" using 5 acoustic upright basses.
Paul on upright bass and vocal doing the Elvis tune 'Heartbreak Hotel'.
A clip from 'Chaos & Creation At Abbey Road'.