Blear – Jon Burr

Though this song's tempo is quite fast, the sparse melodic and harmonic rhythms make it seem much slower. The bass line is largely more active than the melody; dynamics and phrasing are very important to make this song work.

Jon Burr

born on May 22, 1953

Renowned bassist Jon Burr is a mainstay in the New York scene. At the age of 16 Charles Mingus asked him to sit in on bass at the Village Vanguard and Jon has steadily risen in the jazz world since then. He has worked alongside many of the jazz giants while cultivating his own unique sound. His early discography shows us that he hit the ground running upon arrival in the Big Apple, and includes recordings with Buddy Rich and Chet Baker. Read more...

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