Pete Lee Live @ The Manchester Jazz Festival. Part 1: “Writer’s Block”

Pete Lee Live @ The Manchester Jazz Festival. Part 1: "Writer's Block"

This coming Friday 9th Feb, we're playing at St James' Church Islington at 7:30pm.10 Piece band including strings. Entrance is FREE!

Posted by Pete Lee Music on Monday, 5 February 2018

This Friday 9th Feb I’ll be playing with Pete Lee at St James’ Church Islington. Free entry!

We’ll be performing as a 10 piece band – here’s a video from MJF last summer to show what it’ll be like…

James Sayer at The Jam House (Birmingham) on 08/02/18

James Sayer at The Water Rats (London) on 07/02/18

Aretha Franklin – ‘Get It Right’ bass playalong

I uploaded this playalong video last week. I had a huge amount of fun transcribing and recording this one. The album of the same name is produced by (and mostly written by) Luther Vandross, with bass duties performed by Marcus Miller. An instantly recognisable 80s soul combo!

As soon as I heard this tune a couple of years ago, I knew I had to have a go at it. However, I encountered a stumbling block when I first sat down to figure it out, as the recording isn’t tuned to the standard 440Hz. Marcus Miller plays it tuned down 1/2 step as well, but the two factors combine to make the resultant pitch somewhere in between. I found I was closest to the original tuning when setting my tuner to 448Hz, then tuning down 1/2 step.

Hope this one’s as fun for you as it was for me to make!


Check out my other playalongs here