I started my music career as a bass player – working in bands, playing sessions, giving bass lessons in my private studio, and teaching at San Francisco State University. Here’s a selection of my bass playing.
Here are two tracks I recorded with no overdubs, punches, or edits.
Babaluwaiye– An intricate chordal slapping solo originally played by Kai Eckhardt on the 1988 Vital Information album Fiafiaga.
Unquity Road – My solo bass arrangement of this song from the 1976 Pat Metheny trio album Bright Size Life that featured Jaco Pastorius on bass and Bob Moses on drums.
AS A SIDEMAN
Excerpts from a few of the songs I’ve recorded as a band member or as a hired studio musician. These include both fretted and fretless tracks in a wide variety of genres.
(To clearly hear the bass, I recommend good quality earbuds, headphones, or speakers –
NOT the unfortunate speakers in your smartphone, tablet, or laptop!!)
A samba groove with Brazilian singer Liza Silva
From the CD Rooted by roots rocker Bill Meyer