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Double bass and under electrical

Double bass and under electrical

Double bass

The main function of the bassist in the jazz, as in any other musical style, is to maintain the time and to delineate the harmonic frame of the topic, to turn, generally of a walking line bass.

Of between the first jazz counterbassists, the most important was Pops Foster, easily identifiable for its skill of slap, which it kept on exhibiting till the end of the decade. Foster was, next to Steve Brown, Bill Johnson or Wellman Braud the initiator of a tradition that continued with John Kirby, Walter Page, Slam Stewart and Bob Haggart: the biggest counterbassists of the age of swing.

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