July 8th, 2011
Very pleased about tonight’s session with my pal Tony Green, an upright bass player who plays with accuracy, grittiness and grace. He was given the perhaps unenviable task of playing the bass guitar part of a cover version of a hugely successful and widely adored song, which I am going to simply refer to as
‘Mystery Song’ for now.
The original bass line is played by one of the world’s most extraordinary musicians, a man who plays pretty much every instrument with such technical and emotional clarity that Tony was slightly perspiring throughout the session. Luckily for me, he managed to play the line with just the balance of respect for the original, but difference in tone that I had hoped for.