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Acoustic Jazz Waltz, “Memories mistreat me”, sad but true…

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  Jazz ballad, waltz time. Fully acoustic performance: Drums (brushed) Upright Bass Acoustic guitar (Martin J15 steel string) Accordina (Marcel Dreux custom) Acoustic piano. + String orchestra (11 violins, 4 violas, 4 cello) (from EWQL libraries) Recorded in Lanus, Argentina (2015) and Paris France (2016-2017) Photo by Eutah Mizushima

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Sin Ain’t what it used to be (fretless bass recitativo)

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Instrumental, melodic fretless bass (my good old Sekine custom, circa 1985). Solo fretless bass take, doubled with a moog synth and sparse synth pad on the background. Delay, panner and reverbs as only FX here. Simple “recitativo” melody, no solos, no big development other that the repeated coda/cadenza. Performed by DD, Paris, France, July 2017. […]

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Nightwatch series: Part 1 The Walk Through

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Several fretted and fretless electric basses by d.d, basically harmonics and volume pedal “synth-pad” like harmonies treatments: reverb, tremolos, granulate, volume pedal, phaser. photo: Nightwatch series / copyright (c) Sabine Pigalle http://sabinepigalle.com/ music recorded march 2017 at the pleasure dome. Recorded fro DD’s ongoing series Film Noir/NightWatch: a collection of nightly, mysterious and dark bass […]

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The Old Country – bass solo

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An idea for those who want to break with the supporting/rhythm section role of the bass guitar (albeit occasionally) to play alone, or play chordal and melodic songs This is quite easy to learn (particular on a 5 string) “The Old Country” by Nat Adderley and Curtis Lewis. Very easy solo bass rendition. Besides the […]

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Romeo and Juliet “Love Theme” (Nino Rota) easy solo bass rendition.

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Romeo & Juliette “Love Theme” originally titled  “What Is a Youth?” (re-titled “A Time For Us” for a later hit-single version by Henri Mancini in 1969) From Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet score, composed by Nino Rota One of the most classic and memorable romantic themes of any film, naive but beautiful. I play just […]

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50 Snapshots is completed and online

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This year 2016 I created a “catalogue” of my instruments and sonic possibilities as a multi-instrumentalist. For that purpose I recorded  several short snippets with each and every instrument I own and play, performed solo or accompanied by other instruments, but one instrument at the time clearly in the spotlight. The full set is available […]

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Two new bass recordings with my Drake Custom

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Mostly quiet, ambient, solo bass performances, with some additional FX . Reocrded in Paris November 2015.

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Two solo bass tracks (with “DiazCustom5″ Drake Bass)

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Unaccompanied bass guitar. Yes, it is sad. Recorded July 14th 2015 in Paris. First solo electric bass performance using my Drake Diaz-Custom5 electric bass. Here the second one: solo bass and real time treatments:  

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