Scott LaFaro

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GrowlerBox
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Scott LaFaro

Post by GrowlerBox » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:34 pm

Just going through my Bill Evans recordings, first time in a while. Craaazy, man. Right now listening to him and Paul Motian going at it, producing some funked-out polyrhythmic lines while Bill just sits back and lets 'em get it on.

Not much more to say just now, just thought there weren't quite enough uprighters on here!
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Re: Scott LaFaro

Post by martyforrer » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:33 pm

Jimmy Blanton was probably the first "modern" style bassist, a kid who made all the old guard sit up and take notice. But it was Scott LaFaro, another young lion, who took that modern style and added virtuosity to the mix, and paved the way for Mingus, Pettiford, Chambers, Brown et al.....

BTW: Mr PC is my all time favourite bassist.

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Re: Scott LaFaro

Post by GrowlerBox » Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:35 am

An article by John Goldsby on LaFaro:

http://www.bassplayer.com/article/game- ... 010/105411

As to a favourite bassist, I find it hard to go past Mingus; however, and it may be a mark of my superficiality, but of the greats, my favourite is whomever I'm listening to at the time. PC, Brown, Pettiford, Haden, Blanton, Holland and some of the rest of the ECM crowd (although I haven't quite worked out what I think of Barre Phillips yet!) all come to mind, and I love coming back to any of them after an absence. But for sheer lyrical virtuosity, LaFaro was something else.
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Re: Scott LaFaro

Post by foal30 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:33 pm

I struggled with Mingus, it was too dense, almost hard work
but then I got "Roots and Blues" and now I understand, if you can't feel that record your probably dead.

Chambers I like on blues tunes a lot,and also a Riverside disc with Wynton Kelly. LaFaro I've not listened too anywhere near enough
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Re: Scott LaFaro

Post by martyforrer » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:06 pm

Roots and Blues is the most accessible Mingus, some of his stuff is for advanced listeners only... way above my head :lol:

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Re: Scott LaFaro

Post by thenewguy » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:55 pm



I really like scott's playing on the booker little album

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