Playing classic Swedish pop on the Ubass!

Hi again! I just got home from two great gigs. This weekend I’ve been playing concerts featuring music by Ted and Kenneth Gärdestad. Ted has been one of the most celebrared Swedish pop artists and has even been said to be the best Swedish artist of the 20th century! These concerts features his music andFortsätt läsa ”Playing classic Swedish pop on the Ubass!”

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Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 16 ‘Remix-mode’!

Hi! Here’s some info on a remix I did recently. I used my UBass and Rob Allen basses and the ‘stems’ from Christopher Willis album ‘Tiger Flower Circle Sun’. Chris has been an inspiration for me in the ‘live-looping-genre’! So it was great to work with some of his sounds in this remix competition. IFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 16 ‘Remix-mode’!”

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Jammin with my Kala UBass | 15 and UBass Lesson 6 | Song/Style Lesson: Reggae

Hi there! Time for a new song lesson! Lets try some reggae bass. It seems like a perfect genre for the nice ‘subby’ low end you can get out of a UBass. To get the best possible sound you really need good amplification. Check out my previous post with some amplification tips. I choose oneFortsätt läsa ”Jammin with my Kala UBass | 15 and UBass Lesson 6 | Song/Style Lesson: Reggae”

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Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 14 ”When You Wish Upon A Star”

Hi! This time my UBass has to wait until mid song to appear (and be heard)! This is our version of a great arrangement of the Disney classic ”When you wish upon a star” (from the movie Pinocchio) that Swedish jazz guitarist Ulf Wakenius and Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren did on the CD ”Christmas withFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 14 ”When You Wish Upon A Star””

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Jammin with my Kala UBass | 13 Playing jazz standards with Björnmo-Sjöquist Duo

Hi! Happy New Year! My first post in 2012! This is from a jazz gig I had last year with Björnmo-Sjöquist Duo Daniel and I have been playing in different bands/groups and projects throughout the years and you’ve seen Daniel in a couple of ‘Jammin’ videos already. I think he is really great both as aFortsätt läsa ”Jammin with my Kala UBass | 13 Playing jazz standards with Björnmo-Sjöquist Duo”

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Transcription to Jammin’ with my UBass | 4

Hi! Back in Sweden again. Have been visiting India the past 3 weeks! I got a request to do a transcription of one of my early Jammin’…videos. It’s a jazzy blues improv. The drums is played by Morgan Ågren from the Toontrack Jazz EZX. Since I only had my iPad with me on my travelsFortsätt läsa ”Transcription to Jammin’ with my UBass | 4”

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My UBass on Swedish TV!

Hi! Last Sunday I played with the group ”Barnjazz – jazz för barn” (featured in a previous post) at the city library, like we’ve been doing about 4 times a year since 2008. But this time Swedish TV (SVT1) decided to do a short tv spot for the evening news. The below clip (in Swedish)Fortsätt läsa ”My UBass on Swedish TV!”

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Jammin’ with my Kala Ubass | 12 and Ubass Lesson 4 | Style/song-lesson 2 – The Stevie Wonder song ‘As’

Hi! OK. Time for a new UBass Song/Style Lesson! This time it’s the song I was transcribing a while back. Read about it in one of my previous posts. The song is Stevie Wonders classic soul tune ‘As’ with a bass part by Nathan Watts. I transcribed the ‘album edit’ version and try to stayFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with my Kala Ubass | 12 and Ubass Lesson 4 | Style/song-lesson 2 – The Stevie Wonder song ‘As’”

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Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 11 ”Irony” (Beady Belle cover) + UBass Lesson 3 | Song Lesson

New video! Read more about this video in my previous post. The sheet music displayed in the video is transcribed from the original recording. Irony (Beady Belle) If you have a Spotify.com account click the link above. If not you can preview or buy the song on iTunes. As you’ll probably hear I’m not trueFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 11 ”Irony” (Beady Belle cover) + UBass Lesson 3 | Song Lesson”

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New gig with my UBass!

Yesterday I had a gig with my Kala UBass (and a few other basses…) at the Blå Måndag (Blue Monday) concert series hosted by Länsteatern (the County Theatre Company). The concept is: Meet the musicians and rehearse for a couple of hours (From 1pm-5 pm) Then make some music at the 8 o’clock! This timeFortsätt läsa ”New gig with my UBass!”

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