Johnny Winter / Hey, Where's Your Brother?

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I-IV-V blues has been the bane of many a bass player, however when a guitar icon sets that time-tested format in the swingin’ hands of Jeff Ganz, no two tracks sound remotely alike. This veteran cat – whom you can watch in Season Deux of Know Your Bass Player on Film in your spare time– runs the voodoo down with smooth chord substitutions, modal passages, inventive voice leading, varying tones / techniques on electric and upright, and rhythmic reworkings that really inspire the legendary slinger and his song akin to his 70s rock star heyday. For those of you who pine that bass blues is a snooze, spin this slab and let Ganz take you to blooze school.

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Jeff Ganz courtesy of www.JeffGanz.com

Jeff Ganz courtesy of www.JeffGanz.com


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