Anyone remember those Columbia House CD clubs? I owe a lot of my musical experience to them! When I was younger, I signed up to join the club and one of the first CDs that they sent me was “Like a River” by The Yellowjackets:
This was my introduction into jazz music and the song that stuck with me the most from this record was a tune called “Dewey” which was a tribute to Miles Davis. It’s still one of my favorite songs and was an first meeting of some musicians that would later have an incredible impact on my life. I was a drummer at the time, so Will Kennedy blew my mind (as he still does!). As I got older and started to explore the bass more, I started paying more attention to the compositions and I’m now going back and re-learning all of the melodic parts to their music. I figured a great place to start would be back at “Dewey”.
Here’s a clip of me playing one of Russell Ferrante’s solo lines near the end of the song:
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