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Transcribed: Doug Watkins – Cattin’

This is the next solo from “The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley.” Bassist Doug Watkins takes a 1-chorus solo on Cattin’, a 12-bar blues in Bb. This is the first bass solo I’ve ever transcribed. This is basically a chorus of walking bass, but it was interesting for me to see how often Doug Watkins’ first note on a chord change would be on something other than the root. This isn’t something really radical, but if you don’t know about it, you don’t know. I didn’t know.

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