Here’s the first track of Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record album. It’s been one of my late discoveries, especially because just recently, with spotify, I had access to a good quality recording that I could hear better the bass. I absolutely love this album of Rick Wakeman and the fantastic work that Alan and Chris didContinue reading “Statue of Justice”
Our friend Simon Gilman has kindly shared with us a transcription of my bass cover of Turn Of The Century, which I have presented previously in 2014, and presented additional info in this post. You may download it, in pdf format, here. Many thanks to Simon for another excellent contribution for the analysis of the worksContinue reading “Turn Of The Century transcription”
Here is the video I have made to celebrate the 72nd birthday of Chris Squire. It’s “And You and I” and I have tried to go through the various possible overdubs in the recording, while also adding some of the live features, such as the inclusion of bass pedals.
Last week I had the honour of featuring in one of Kevin Mulryne’s interviews celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Yes Music Podcast. Some topics discussed were my interest in Bulgarian Folklore Music, start of my online bass lessons project and, of course, Yes Music and Chris Squire. http://mulryne.com/yesmusicpodcast/ymp-5th-anniversary-part-2-with-miguel-falcao/
Bass: Rickenbacker 4001 CS Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel) Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI) Effects: T-RackS Signal path: Bass→BDDI→PC→T-RackS
Turn Of The Century – Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Yessongs of all, and again, with one of the most fascinating basslines by Chris Squire. Many peculiarities about it as well. Chris played a Gibson Triumph bass, which is a short scale bass. The tone is quite different from the usual, more discrete andContinue reading “Turn Of The Century”
For professional reasons I have had little time to make a brand new clip, so I recycled an old bassline recording of mine. November is coming – Happy 40th birthday “Fragile”!!