This week has been very inspiring for me. There have been some bummers too. Roy Hargrove passed unexpectedly. I didn’t know Roy, but I loved the way he played and was a big fan of his music. On the other hand, I’ve been unusually busy and have been blessed with an abundance of work. Over in London, I was hired to play on two projects, one with one of the singers from the Drifters, (Under the Boardwalk), and another for a composer of children’s music. I feel like I’m learning too and feel like I’m nine again when I do those kind of projects. I also got a smooth jazz song to play on, so I’m definitely going from one thing to another. I also got to take part in another hard rock piece from a gentleman in Syracuse NY, and this morning, something came in from a producer in Italy that reminds me of U2. It has to be done today. If that wasn’t enough, I got an offer to play a show in St Croix in December. I’ll reveal names and tracks on my website as they come to completion. I feel very fortunate about all of this and just wanted to share. Keep on your path. Dreams do come true.
Thanks to Troy and also to Mariano from Italy. 2 more excellent projects I completed this past week. Some smooth jazz, and a hard rock project. This week, I'm recording with 2 special artists from London. Watch out for @ajlsoundwave and his project with @jcoop.drum from last week too. #electricbass #recordingstudios #music #rhythmsection #bartoliniartist #ghsstrings #tsunamicables #musically #toneitup #dope #rocknroll #groove
Have a very pleasant evening and be safe, courtesy of my view from my front yard in Southern CA. #sunset #alwayssummer
I was always told the thicker the cable, the better. Not true. Before, I didn't know. Not until I tried @tsunamicables. Much better. Freaky good.#avalonpreamp #signalpath
Very rare bass solo for me. Hitting it in Yosemite with #jonathanmceuenmusic #gem_state #bartoliniartist #ghsstrings #sukopbasses #notasoloist #longhair
You never tire of the great views of the Yosemite Valley! Had some great gigs here this weekend and with a lifetime of memories ! #yosemite #jonathanmceuenmusic #bartoliniartist #sukopbasses #ghsstrings #roselanestudio #gem_state #hannamceuen
I couldn't possibly get the whole room in this shot...I'm thinking mid 1950's? East Connection Recording Studio. All Steinway pianos. Super room. I'm playing here tonight to track some rhythm section with some woodwinds for a film. Don't ask me the name...I don't know! As long as I can read the bass part, I don't have to speak the language. Just play😎! #bartoliniartist #ghsstrings #gladilearnedtoreadwell #universallanguage
Streets of Budapest