Episode Three – Toro Mata

Episode Three – Toro Mata

Toro Mata is a traditional Afro-Peruvian piece.  I was constantly coming up with new ideas, for the arrangement.  This one might help, with some explaining. Intro Many live performances of Peruvian music begin with a guitar cadenza.  I used that influence, to play the...
Episode Two – Nardis

Episode Two – Nardis

With my newest bass a months old, I decided to take time to focus on my slap technique.  I wanted to challenge myself to play a jazz tune all slap.  In my practice sessions, I also slapped the improvised solo.  But this take, that was my favorite, had me slapping the...
Episode One – Stand By Me

Episode One – Stand By Me

Here’s the first episode and the first recording on my new fretless bass.  I wanted to create a project, that would give me a focus for practicing on the new bass.  The more I got into it, I also found other goals.  I started listening to the improvisations of...