Ok. So - a bit of a different take. I was working on this tune for a real fun gig here at home, and this bassline blew me away. It is musically perfect. It has the little lick/fill at the beginning - and the way there’s that hitch-stutter, and the way that it locks with the drums… the walks up, the walks down - what octave it’s played in…
It’s no Jaco, or Victor. Those guys are like 12 course, gourmet meals. It’s unbelievable. It’s incredible… and few can attain the genius. This bassline is like an absolutely perfectly cooked meal by your grandmother. It is simple, but to make something simple so perfect - so groovy - so free of any non-ideal notes… it is - to me - magical and wonderful.
So. This was a bassline I didn’t know about, and wouldn’t have cared about if it came on the radio… but because it had to be played for a gig, I worked on it, and fell in love… and it was dreamy to learn.