Richard Davis on why it feels so good playing bass
RUFFIN: NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT
EVER WONDER WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO PLAY THE STAND-UP BASS? 2014 NEA JAZZ MASTER RICHARD DAVIS LETS US IN ON A LITTLE SECRET.
Raunchy Rita under
Richard Davis: It feels good, because you have something that is shaped like a woman and you have something that sounds like a woman in certain registers and with the passion that you trying to get out of the instrument you are really making love to the instrument.
And the instrument responds by accepting the sound you're producing and in a sense it's making love to you.
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH RICHARD DAVIS WAS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS
Excerpt of "Raunchy Rita" composed by Frank Foster and performed by Elvin Jones, Frank Foster, and Richard Davis from the album, Heavy Sounds, used courtesy of Universal Music and by permission of Concord Music [ASCAP].