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This is something that I've been kicking around since 1987-88. It stared out as just me fiddling around on my bass, working on some more melodic bass parts when I struck on the opening riff. My best friend at the time Trish heard it and said she liked it and asked me that if I ever made it into a song, make it her song. So, over the years, I worked on doing just that.

It's a bit different in that it's a piece for two basses. The "bass" line has stayed pretty much the same over the years, but the melody "bass line" has changed over and over again. This is more like what I did originally. At least I think it is. That was 20 or so years ago, so I could be wrong. This is a shorter version of the tune, really just omitting some repeating parts that weren't really necessary. I actually recorded the tracks maybe a year or so ago and I quickly discovered that it's kind of hard to satisfactorily mix two bass lines, even when they're playing in different octaves. This mix ain't perfect, but it's as good as I'm going to get it.

As for the song, to me, it's a perfect musical representation of my friend. It's dark, moody and somewhat brooding, but it has a beauty and lightness about it. I haven't seen my friend on almost 20 years and she's never heard the completed work, but, maybe somehow, somewhere, she'll come across it one day and finally get to hear her song.
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davisamerica said 3354 days ago (June 16th, 2010)
we can explore this in July??? ...cos i think we need to
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Feter said 3354 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
Trish's Song
I like it ...its nice to think of two bass
singing ..kind of progressive to me ...nice
work my friend ..thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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MarkHolbrook said 3353 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
I love the finger noises and the sound you got... Man outstanding! I think you need to find her and email her a link to this. Looking forward to a killer jam on this in July!
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jdholliday said 3353 days ago (June 17th, 2010)
very cool!
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Vic Holman said 3352 days ago (June 18th, 2010)
dualing basses
very cool Joseph, i really like the overall feel that this invokes.
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bud said 3351 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Great atmosphere
and inventive use of the bass. Love the finger noises and all. Excellent.
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jiguma said 3350 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
Double bass eh ;)
Gotta love a song with 2 basses. Nice harmonic stuff going on here Joseph. I remember seeing a trio once at a local jazz festival that was made up of three bass players - nothing else. I guess your band training comes out in the arrangement here.
Cool post.

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Char said 3350 days ago (June 20th, 2010)
I sure
hope Trish was patient. Sounds like it would've fit into the soundtrack for Fist Full of Dollars.
Lovely tune. :)
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lengold said 3350 days ago (June 21st, 2010)
Beautifully atmospheric
and lovely musicianship.

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paddler said 3345 days ago (June 25th, 2010)
Great harmonies - maybe she'll hear it one day.RG
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sloparts said 3338 days ago (July 3rd, 2010)
Nice structure,
and some very cool Bass work Joseph. This has something that, as Jack said, is worth exploring. Very nice playing my friend. Normally don't think of a Bass as a lead instrument, but in this case it really works well.

Beautifully done my friend,

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bronco said 3332 days ago (July 8th, 2010)
Cool One
Sounds like Cassidy from Hot Tuna and the Airplane. Killer tone, mysterious and deep.
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JoeCNY said 3259 days ago (September 19th, 2010)
Reminds me of early Free
Somehow this reminds me of something off the second Free album. Gives me that kind of a feeling. Very nice! Andy Fraser, baby !
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