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Bass Solos en Clave by Gerardo Colon Ortiz

Bass Solos en Clave… Gerardo Colon Ortiz strikes again. Two months ago, we received Bass The Chord, and he’s back already with his latest title: Bass Solos en Clave.

Bass Solos en Clave is an eBook, comprised of the title itself as a pdf and the songs are mp3s, so anybody purchasing basically get’s immediate access to the title (no shipping costs/wait).

Gerardo and I put the description (below) together – and I think that better summarizes what it’s about (and includes) better than anything I could add here.

As a player, and fan of Gerardo’s work for several years – this is right in line with his previous titles. I’ve yet to find one of his titles that I haven’t learned something from – with most having helped towards a better understanding of Latin rhythms. This one continues in that tradition, but additionally gives some great soloing examples over some classic (standard) chord progressions – so it speaks on both fronts. Gerardo is a great musician, teacher and person. It shows in his teaching methods and this one delivers just as good as all of the others.


Bass Solos en Clave was born as a result of the mixture of Caribbean rhythms and the American jazz. When we combine the jazz repertoire with the Latin rhythms, we combine them with the clave and we create a salsa blues, a Latin jazz, a clave jazz or what ever you want to call it, and this combination creates an energetic, flavored and contagious fusion that makes you vibrate from head to toe with the rhythms in clave and the improvisation.

Bass Solos en Clave takes 10 classic Jazz standards, and provides a solo to each, giving an excellent example of a solo played through the changes of that arrangement, applied to a clave rhythm. Written in standard notation and TAB. Audio tracks are in MP3 format. Each MP3 has the Bass on the left channel and accompaniment is on the right, so if you want to play along, just pan it to the right and have no bass. 29 pages.

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