Music.. Food for the Soul

My other passion….messing around on the bass……

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Rick Shaw

Rick Shaw
Grammy winner and Bassist Extraordinaire

 Bassist extraordinaire

Rick is the bassist for Johnny Mathis and Gordon Goodwin‘s Big Phat Band. He’s a phenomenal musician.

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I love all types of music, but being bass oriented I tend to lean towards jazz, pop or anything with a groovy beat or walking bass line to it. Below are some clips of me playing the covers of some of my favorite artists and composers. This is just a hobby for me, so I’m allowed to screw up. A special thank you to Rick Shaw and Kris Berg for their musical and instructional contributions.

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Big Swing Face (William O Potts, arr Rich Sigler)

Little Big Gumbo ( Victor Lopez)

Back in the Basement (Brett Zvacet)

Alianza (Erik Morales)

Bernie’s tune(Bernie Miller, arr Dave Wolpe)

Nothing Personal (Cover, Micheal Brecker)

Chirimbolo ( Victor Lopez)

Boz ( Jeff Jarvis)

Jeannine (Duke Pearson)

Squiggly (Kris Berg)

Johnny come lately(Billy Strayhorn, arr Eric Morales)

Amazing Grace (arr Dave Rivello)

Gonna Fly now , theme from the movie Rocky (Bill Conti, Ayn Robbins, Carol Connors, arr Victor Lopez)

La Suerte De Los Tontos Victor Lopez

Believe ( Paul Clark)

Confide in me (Manhattan Transfer)

Easy (Al Jarreau)

School of thought (Kris Berg)

Armandos Big Band (Allen Wittig)

Pecking Order ( Kris Berg)

El Macho Muchado(Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw )

Electric blues old fashioned melody(Hair sound track,Galt MacDermot;Tom Pierson)

Kelsier (Stockton Helbing, arr Kris Berg)

Games (Kris Berg)

Nothing could be hotter than that Manhattan Transfer, Armstrong)

I’m OK, You’re OK ( Kris Berg)

Aquarius (Galt MacDermot;Gerome Ragni; James Rado)

Winter wonderland(Babyface)

My Favorite things (Barry Manilow)

Fuego en el Fuego ( Eros Ramozzzotti)

My old friend ( Al Jarreau)

A Few Good Men ( Gordon Goodwin)

Our Love (AL Jarreau)

Absolutely Awesome (Lennie Niehaus)

Limestreet Blues ( Phillip Braham, arr Less Hooper)

R U Chicken ( Kris Berg Jazz)

I love you (Cole Porter)

Good Morning Starshine (Galt MacDermot; Gerome Ragni,James Rado )

Time Management ( Kris Berg)

Beata Solitudine (Eros Ramozzotti)

Four Brothers ( Manhattan Transfer)

Teach me tonight( Al Jarreau)

Yo Sin Ti (Eros Ramozzotti)

The Chicken ( Kris Berg Jazz)

Just in Time( Jule Stein, arr by Roy Phillippe)

Yesterdays(Kris Berg Jazz)

Talk is Cheap( Kris Berg)

Jazz Police ( Gordon Goodwin)

Masquerade ( Cover)

My Ship(Gershwin)

I just called to say, I love you (Stevie Wonder, Nathan Watts bass)

Till there was you ( bass tribute) Paul Mc Cartney,Meredith Willson

And your bird can sing ( Beatles)

Cresent City Stomp( Dave Brubeck, arr Kris Berg)

Closer to your love ( bass cover) Al Jarreau ( Al Jarreau)

Take the A train( Duke Ellington)

Take the A train ( Baylock version)

Give it one (Maynard Ferguson) arr, Alan Blaylock

Stompin on a Riff (David Berger)

Hit the Bricks (Gordon Goodwin)

Hook, Line and Swinger ( Rob Vuono)

Aint nothing like the real thing. Original backing track ( Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Bass line by James Jamerson/Bob Babbit)

No Spring Chicken ( Kris Berg Jazz)

On Green Dolphin Street ( Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw, Oscar Peterson)

Bill’s Thrills ( Lars Halle)

Horn of Puente(Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw on Bass)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing ( arr, Gordon Goodwin)

Beata Solitudine ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Narnian Dance ( Kris Berg)

One block off easy street ( bass tribute) Kris Berg

Lulu’s left town ( Mark Taylor)

Christmas is just around the corner ( bass tribute) Barry Manilow

I was made to love her ( Bass tribute) James Jamerson, Stevie Wonder

Ive got my love to keep me warm ( Barry Manilow)

Winter Wonderland ( Felix Bernard, arr Jack Cooper)

If I can Dream, Barry Manilow ( cover)

Non E Amore (Eros Ramazzotti)

Bambino Nel Tempo (Eros Ramazzotti)

Yo Tennenbaum ( arr by Gordon Goodwin,Rick Shaw on Bass)

Sing Sing Sing ( Louis Prima, arr. Gordon Goodwin)

Jitterbug Waltz ( Thomas Waller, arr Eric Richards)

High Maintenance (Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw on Bass)

My friend the couch ( Craig Skeffington)

Povo (Freddie Hubbard, Eric Morales)

La Almeja Pequena ( Gordon Goodwin)

Stars and Stripes ( John Phillip Sousa, Arr by Wycliffe Gordon)

A Chili Pepper Christmas (arr Doug Beach, George Shutack)

Jingle Bells( Barry Manilow duet with Expose)

Don’t put it down ( Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado)

Morning Dance ( Spyro Gyra, )

Pah Dah Pah Dah ( Kris Berg Jazz)

Hit the Ground Running( Gordon Goodwin, Phat Band)

Rio ( Keith Jones)

Peaceful Thunder (Louis Bellson, Dave Black arr. George Stone)

Yu Ming (rare live studio mix with Lee Sklar on bass)

Baby has a fast car( Paul Clark)

Go Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (arr,Gordon Goodwin, Big Phat Band)

Azul Sin Par ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Y en el Este Una Luz Cover ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Backrow Politics (Gordon Goodwin, Rick Shaw on Bass)

El aguila y el condor ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Uragano Meri ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Nomadi d’ amore ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Solarita (Eros Ramazzotti)

Tu Sei ( Eros Ramazzotti)

Buona Vita ( Eros Ramazzotti, Nathan East on Bass)

Lei Pero ( Eros Ramazzotti, Nathan East on Bass)

Martha My Dear ( The Beatles)

Your Mother Should know ( The Beatles)

What Goes On ( The Beatles)

Questions 67&68 ( Chicago, Peter Cetera on Bass)

13 old days ( Chicago)

(Click here for Christmas tunes)

For more background info on my interest in music, check out this post I wrote last year.

Btw, Winston is no longer allowed in my Music room. Not because I’m trying to keep my practice space as hypoallergenic as possible, but because a carpet covered speaker cabinet makes the perfect scratching post for a cat. He’s torn the crap out of it.

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