Copyright 2017 - Gregory Harper                                                                                                                        All photographs & logo design by Derren Lee Poole

December 12, 2019

John ‘Rhino’ Edwards has had a varied career to say the least but is perhaps best known for being the longest-serving bass player in UK rock band ‘Status Quo’ after joining full-time in 1986.  He has also worked with Peter Green, Cliff Richard (on Dave Clark’s ‘Time’),...

September 24, 2019

I've recently been rediscovering the music I listened to as a teenager and, love them or hate them, Level 42 always feature in that list for me (thanks Scott!).  Mark King's basslines are engaging and the funk-pop grooves still float my boat.  Revisiting the music that...

January 21, 2019

I've been away for quite a while!  I'm still out and about playing, teaching and recording but I've neglected my blog for many months!  Is there anything you'd like to see here?  Let me know!

This is a great track from Wooten's debut album 'A Show of Hand...

September 1, 2017

John Edwards is possibly the bassist that has had most effect on my own playing - his quirky use of the upper register for his rock style and his super funky Stanley Clarke like lines for the Judie Tzuke records in the 70s & 80s have been a source of real inspiration f...

June 12, 2017

Jaco Pastorius was a big fan of practising turnaround lines (they tend to round off a chorus of jazz or blues) and making up lines that imposed extended chords on simple harmony so I thought I’d have a go at putting one of my own together.  Practice this in all 12 keys...

June 5, 2017

This week, I started working through some ideas for jazz improvisation with VERY BASIC ii V I arpeggio-based lines and I have posted three of them here.

May 29, 2017

I’ve been shedding a lot of blues recently and I’ve been exploring new ways of playing over a ‘jazz 12′.  I recorded one of my practice sessions and found this chorus that I played and so I transcribed it to analyse and pick apart my new approach…

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