Monthly Archives: April 2018

Proto Cosmos

Fans of Tony Williams’ electric bands are probably familiar with this tune by pianist Alan Pasqua.  I’ve covered the song with different bands over the years, but no one seems to have the same sheet music for a seemingly simple tune.

One of the problems is the bass seems to play a dissonant F and C natural while the melody outlines F#m.  At first I wondered if Tony Newton’s bass was a little out of tune, but the problem doesn’t persist during the solo sections, and to make things worse, I think he plays F and C# at the end.  In any case, I wrote a bass chart (as I hear it) for reference.

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Proto Cosmos bass