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Alex Spradling: John Coltrane’s “Countdown” Solo on Double Bass

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, somebody like Alex Spradling comes along and blows your mind. The bassist tackles saxophone legend John Coltrane’s lightning fast solo from “Countdown” on his double bass.

Spradling’s economy of motion makes the blazing lines come off as a fluid stream of notes as his left hand glides over the strings.