[Dixielandjazz] Bass Solos

Patrick Cooke patcooke at cox.net
Fri Jul 23 09:43:41 PDT 2004

Tom says:

>Bass Players are like the other Non- musicians<

Non-musicians??  Come on Tom, there has to be somebody in the band who knows
the chords besides the piano player.
   Pat Cooke

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TCASHWIGG at aol.com>
To: <rebecca.e.thompson at verizon.net>; <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 11:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Bass Solos

> In a message dated 7/23/04 5:45:11 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> rebecca.e.thompson at verizon.net writes:
> > Which leads me to ask the question.  Why are bass players given a solo?
> > it just for their ego?  Or just a way to give the other players a rest?
> > Seems no one really appreciates them...
> >
> > I LOVE the bass line when played with other players.  BUT solo?  Very
> > seldom.
> >
> > Rebecca Thompson
> > Flower Mound, TX
> >
> >
> In the hands of a great Bass Player entertainer a Solo can be awesome and
> very entertaining, provided it si short and hot, especially if he /she has
> styles, face grimaces, and body language that speaks as they attack the
> Works particularly well witht he upright Slap Bass players, some of them
> Rock a Billy Bands are quite entertaining, and very visual and exciting to
> audiences.
> You get out of this show business  more or less what you put into it.
> However I can assure you that the rest of the musicians in the band
> do appreciate the good Bass player more than they will usually admit, at
> in his presence, :))
> Bass Players are like the other Non- musicians Drummers  and Rodney
> Dangerfield
> "They Get No Respect"
> Cheers,
> Tom Wiggins
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