Ray Brown & Rockabilly – New Bass Books from Hal Leonard

Two excellent new Hal Leonard bass books have just gone to press.


Ray Brown – Legendary Jazz Bassist by Matthew Rybicki is a comprehensive tribute to this jazz master, featuring 18 transcriptions, performance notes, photos, and a foreword by Christian McBride. Songs include: Autumn in New York · Custard Puff · Days of Wine and Roses · Easy Does It · Gravy Waltz · Have You Met Miss Jones? · How High the Moon
· I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) · I’m Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People) · Killer Joe · Love Is Here to Stay · Mack the Knife · Minor Mystery · Moten Swing · Night Train · Sometimes I’m Happy · The Surrey with the Fringe on Top · Tune Up.

This Artist Transcriptions book should be in stock by the first week of February.

Written by Johnny Hatton of the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Rockabilly Bass: Slap Technique, Creating Bass Lines & the Rudiments of Rockin’ String Bass teaches all the tricks and techniques of playing. In this book/online video package, Hatton covers: the snap · the slap · hand positions · straight eighths · the double slap · the swing slap · the triple slap · slap patterns · mambo · alternate slap techniques · two-beat swing slap · and lots more! Plus, you’ll learn about jazz notation, scales and music theory.

The online video – featuring Hatton himself – is accessed at www.halleonard.com/mylibrary.

Hatton will present and play from his book in the Hal Leonard NAMM Booth (5720 in Hall B) at 2pm on Friday!

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