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The Low-Down with Nick Tipping

Honouring the bass players and composers who have given us the best riffs ever, from Handel to Queen

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Bass really is base for jazz-bassist Nick Tipping. Nick lays down music from the bottom up with great bass players from Ray Brown to Edgar Meyer and composers who gave us great riffs from Handel to Queen (and yes, everything in between). You’ll hear monster virtuosos of the deep, foot-stomping bass lines, and Russian basses who set the floor to shaking.

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The Low-Down Part 1: Great Bass Lines

HANDEL: Allegro ma non troppo from the Concerto a Due Cori No. 2, HWV 333 - Tafelmusik Baroque Orch/Jean Lamon (Sony Classical 63073)

BRENNAN, WAITS, WAITS: Come on Up to the House - Sarah Jarosz (SUGAR HILL 914049)

METHENY: So May It Secretly Begin - Pat Metheny Group (Geffen Records 24145)

ANON: La Perra Mora - Rolf Lislevand Ensemble (ECM #2088)

RACHMANINOV: Praise the Lord, O my soul from the All-night Vigil - Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Paul Hillier (Harmonia Mundi #907384)

TRINITY ROOTS: Beautiful People - Trinity Roots (TRINITY ROOTS 610069)

SAMPSON, BLACK: For Today - Netherworld Dancing Toys (VIRGIN
VSNZ 102)

ALTMAN: All or Nothing at All - Kurt Rosenwinkel (gtr), Avishai Cohen (bass), Jorge Rossy (drums) (Fresh Sound New Talent #016)

The Low-Down Part 2: Great Bass Players

ELLINGTON: Night Train - Oscar Peterson Trio (VERVE 821724)

Esbjörn Svensson Trio: Elevation of Love - E.S.T. / Esbjörn Svensson Trio (EST #436)

MINGUS: Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - Charles Mingus (Atlantic #7567813362)

Green, Heyman, Sour: Cuerpo y Alma (Body & Soul)  - Esperanza Spalding (HEADS UP hucd 3140)

MAYER: Come When I Call - John Mayer,  (Columbia #8869722665)

Johnny Mandel / Paul Francis Webster: The Shadow of Your Smile - Eddie Harris (sax), Ron Carter (Bass), Cedar Walton (pno), Billy Higgins (drums) (Rhino #8122715152)

The Low-Down Part 2: Great Bass Players

ELLINGTON: Night Train - Oscar Peterson Trio (VERVE 821724)

Esbjörn Svensson Trio: Elevation of Love - E.S.T. / Esbjörn Svensson Trio (EST #436)

MINGUS: Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - Charles Mingus (Atlantic #7567813362)

Green, Heyman, Sour: Cuerpo y Alma (Body & Soul)  - Esperanza Spalding (HEADS UP hucd 3140)

MAYER: Come When I Call - John Mayer,  (Columbia #8869722665)

Johnny Mandel / Paul Francis Webster: The Shadow of Your Smile - Eddie Harris (sax), Ron Carter (Bass), Cedar Walton (pno), Billy Higgins (drums) (Rhino #8122715152)

The Low-Down Part 4: Monsters of the Deep

MEYER: Concert duo, The Prequel - Joshua Bell (vln), Edgar Meyer (bass) (Sony
SK 60864)

WOOTEN: Amazing Grace - Victor Wooten (bass) (Hudson Music)

ELLINGTON: Solitude - Ron Carter (bass), Christian McBride (bass), Don Byron (cl), Geri Allen (pno), Victor Lewis (drums) (VERVE 529554)

PASTORIUS: Portrait of Tracy - Jaco Pastorius (bass) (SONY 772009)

BROMBERG: Blue Bossa - Brian Bromberg (KING 488)

Clapton/Jennings: Tears in Heaven - Jeff Berlin (bass) (Denon 18043)

MAUNICK/CRAMPTON: Jacob’s Ladder - Incognito (Verve 5280002)

GARCIA-FONS: Berimbas - Renaud Garcia-Fons Trio (Justin Time / Enja #JENJ 3325)

The Low-Down Part 5: Great Riffs

SCARBOROUGH/WITHERS: Lovely Day - Bill Withers (COLUMBIA 986647)

SHABALALA/SIMON: Diamonds on the Soles - Paul Simon (SONY 919841)

YOUNG: Stella by Starlight - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (Pladecompagniet 481362-2)

WONDER: I Wish - Stevie Wonder (Motown 530029)

HOLLAND: Prime Directive - Dave Holland Quintet (ECM 1865 038 505)

DEACON: Another one bites the dust – Queen (ELEKTRA964513)

DOBBYN & HERBS: Slice of Heaven - Dave Dobbyn & Herbs (CBS450468)

BELL/JONES: Every day will be a holiday - Holly Cole Trio (Blue Note 7811982)