Bunny Brunel and Stanley Clarke make their presence know on all of the songs on Bass Ball. The two virtuosos (Bunny and Stanley) have very distinctive playing and soloing styles, making it easy to guess who's playing what on the album. In the liner notes, "Bass Ball" carefully outlines each bass player's part. However, If you know your bass players, you'll no trouble identifying these iconic players.
Bunny Brunel is best-known as a virtuosic electric bassist who is featured in high-quality fusion settings. This particular recording is quite a bit different for Brunel is heard exclusively on acoustic bass, performing advanced jazz standards including pieces by Wayne Shorter, Steve Swallow, and Herbie Hancock along with two of the bassist's originals, "Stella by Starlight," Charlie Parker's "Relaxin' at Camarillo," and "Someday My Prince Will Come." Guitarist Mike Stern has plenty of solos, pianist Billy Childs gets in his spots, and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta is fine in support, but Brunel clearly controls the music. On the concluding "Twelve Bars for Leberstraum," Chick Corea guests on piano.
Legendary fusion bassist Bunny Brunel has done it again with his newest release Invent Your Future. Featuring Jazz Fusion notables Patric Moraz to Virgil Donati to Patrice Rushen, and many more, Brunel wows us with his virtuoso bass playing, imaginative arrangements, and exciting compositions by both him and Chick Corea. This masterful creator also shares his own spotlight by featuring a song by Jaco Pastorius, as well as other thoughtful yet famous song collaborators. Invent Your Future promises lucky listeners a fantastical, radical ride; and an unbelievable listening experience!
Instruction and exercises for fretless bass including proper right and left hand technique, pitch and vibrato, sliding technique, including 30 minutes of exercises that can be done over and over again.
Instruction and exercises for fretless bass including proper right and left hand technique, pitch and vibrato, sliding technique, including 30 minutes of exercises that can be done over and over again. Special comment, 1 hour, 16x9 widescreen. NTSC all region.
When CHICK COREA watched BERNARD BUNNY BRUNEL play one night at an upscale London jazz club in 1978, Bunny was unaware of the ultimate significance Corea would play in his future success as a bassist. A few weeks after that visit to London, Chick called Bunny on the telephone and asked him to pack up and join him on a world wide tour. Bunny quickly accepted and went on to record the classics "Tap Step" and "Secret Agent" with the legendary jazz fusionist.