This week I'm excited to bring you another long-requested lesson. Actually, it fulfills two frequent requests: first, people asking for a lesson on how to play with a jazz bassist. Second, people asking for any footage at all of me playing with real musicians.
Who better to oblige me than one of my musical heroes? Remember that Tigran album Chris Paprota and I talked about last month? yea. Sammy played on that. Know who subs for Kaveh Rastegar in Kneebody? (Besides Nate Wood when Mark Guiliana plays drums.) Sammy.
Sammy's also one of the most down-to-earth people I've ever met, and I'm proud to call him a homie. I'm definitely getting the better part of that deal.
Anyway, Sammy was nice enough to swing by the Studio and record some takes with me. We approached it like a mini-group-clinic. We talked through some concepts, then turned on the cameras. What follows is How to Play with a Jazz Bassist.
For the comments, what questions does this lesson answer, and what other questions does it raise? We obviously took a 10,000-foot view.