InTheBassment
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Saxophone, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Accordion.

ABOUT

I have several musical projects/bands going on these days.

1) Funky rock/soul/old-school r&b group: WE ARE SEEKING EITHER A NEW GUITARIST OR NEW KEYBOARDIST....and a DRUMMER as well... either M or F...
The Covid Layoff really chipped away at us, as I am sure it has a lot of bands.

We have a solid repertoire, and are gig connected; were on a nice little roll right when everything closed down a year ago.
GOOD musicians, not weekend warriors.

2) Also co-lead a Jazz/Lounge/Torch Song quartet/quintet; Jazz standards, ballads, bossas and some Spanish language and rock tunes arranged as Jazz numbers....we are gigging a lot, actually...
....our drummer/percussionist and guitar chair sorta rotate depending upon gig/practice availability....we wouldn't mind finding someone to fill either of those chairs on a more committed basis.
Again, this group gets a LOT of work.

3) The fun never stops, eh ? My other project idea is to form an acoustic group which performs a mix of pop/rock/traditional latin/Spanish language tunes. NOT a rock or electric band, more of an acoustic trio or quartet...chill, classy. I would like to start with finding a SINGER for that.

Me ? Personally, I am interested in playing with folks who are into Jazz, or groove-oriented sorta music - NOT easy to find these types out here in the High Desert, lemme tell ya'.
So, whatever instrument you may play, or sing...if you like that sorta music, hit me up (see email below).

I am open to being part of other folks' projects as well.

I have been a bassist for over 40 years, both Upright and Electric. Gig experience with various groups in San Francisco, New England, and Portland. Have played in groups here which have gigged in Paso, Cruces, and TorC...

Jazz (straight ahead) and Jazz Fusion player, also experienced in Soul, Lounge, R&B, Afro-Caribbean, Blues, Latin, Salsa, Reggae, Ska, World, etc....

(FYI, if you POST YOUR E-MAIL OR TEL# on your profile, makes it easier, cheaper, and faster for folks to reach you ;) )

Please direct contact me: aranobilis at earth link dot net ...or text (503) 995-3307

Screen name:
InTheBassment
Member since:
May 03 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Too many to name......grew up on Crusaders, Weather Report, SpyroGyra, Jeff Lorber, Grover, Tower of Power, Ronnie Laws, David Sanborn, Gil Scott Heron and most of the straight-ahead masters.....

Regarding more pop stuff....also always have dug and played good amount of: Stevie, Bill Withers, EWF, Chaka, Sade, Neville Bros., Marvin, Little Feat, Deneice Williams, Anita Baker, Traffic/Steve Winwood, Isley Bros., Kid Creole, Joan Armatrading, Joe Jackson, Joe Cocker, Roxy Music, etc....even Devo (yes, really).

....Corinne Bailey Rae, Wilco, Morphine, Ben Harper, John Butler Trio, Solange, Jill Scott, Us3...

LATIN/SPANISH Language stuff...Jarabe de Palo, Mana, Los Lobos, Orishas, Celia Cruz, Caifanes, Buena Vista Social Club, La Franela, No Te Va a Gustar, Julieta Venegas, Diana Burco, Iraida Noriega, Magos Herrera, the traditional 'Son' bands of Cuba, etc...

It's ALL about the GROOVE....that's my wheelhouse...

so if you are into groove-oriented stuff, hit me up....

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Seriously ???? Does it matter what kind of axe you play ?

If you can play a 2x4 strung with shoelaces and nails, and make it sound good, you're there.