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Johan Hansén-Larson: One Tasty Bass Solo

Bassist Johan Hansén-Larson sent us this video, which has a neat story behind it, not to mention one of the most unique camera views we’ve seen.

Johan shared, “this is my solo from the Roy Hargrove song Strasbourgh – St Denis, from a gig I did last spring here in Stockholm. In the beginning of the video you can see me talking to the pianist… because this [part of the song is] the last theme. The horn section had forgotten about the bass solo, and I was so bummed out. I decided to take matters into my own hands and told the drummer and pianist to keep playing after the end. Bass players need our time in the spotlight as well.”

Indeed we do. Thanks for taking a stand Johan, and not letting those treble makers get away with anything.

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