Riverside – John Webber
A stop-time swinger with a classic hard-bop sound. The eight-measure phrases never resolve to the tonic, which is reserved for the coda.
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- Recording: Jimmy Cobb - Only For The Pure Of Heart
- Recorded on: January 10, 1998
- Label: Fable/Lightyear (54264-2)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Guitar - Peter Bernstein
- Piano - Richard Wyands
- Bass - John Webber
- Drums - Jimmy Cobb
The bridge starts in A♭. The eighth measure of the C section has F in the melody harmonized with E♭7, which is extended for four measures with a drum solo fill before the solos—though the solo form has only one measure of E♭7 at the end. There is a coda that holds the E♭7 for two measures and continues holding two-measure chords descending in half steps to C, finally resolving to F.
born on August 5, 1965
John Webber continues the tradition of strong bass players, hailing from the Midwest with his strong but relaxed and melodic style. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, John grew up in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, Illinois, where he took up electric bass at age 10; by 15, he was playing contra bass. During his time in Chicago, he steadily built a reputation as one of the strongest young bass players on the scene and worked paid gigs as early as high school with musicians like Jodie Christian and Von Freeman. Read more...