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The Jazz Bass Line Book by Mike Downes

 

The Jazz Bass Line Book is a comprehensive approach to the construction of improvised bass lines. Intended for beginners and professionals alike, the book deals with playing in "2", creating walking bass lines, 3/4 time, using a "broken feel", modal and slash-chord harmony, ballads and much more. Each chapter is full of fundamental and advanced concepts and ideas, accompanied by transcribed examples from the masters of jazz bass playing. SEE REVIEWS BELOW.

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My group with Robi Botos - keyboards, Ted Quinlan - guitars, Larnell Lewis - drums and me on bass is preparing for a new recording to follow up our 2018 JUNO win for Root Structure. Our next show is Nov. 30 at Gallery 345 in Toronto.

2014 JUNO WINNER

 

Ripple Effect, winner of the Traditional Jazz Album of the Year Juno Award in 2014, is available on itunes and at cdbaby.com!

Mike Downes - bass, Robo Botos - piano, Ethan Ardelli - drums and special guest Ted Quinlan - guitar.

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