When Will the Blues Leave (Charnett Moffett bassline)

Back in March I posted the Branford Marsalis solo on “When Will the Blues Leave” from Kenny Kirkland’s eponymous album.  I also transcribed Charnett Moffett’s bass accompaniment, but never got around to putting it up on the blog.  Kenny leaves a lot of space in his comping for sax and bass to take the song to harmonically new places, and Branford takes advantage by spending a good amount of time in ambiguous diminished territory, but Charnett plays a pretty straight blues in F, offering occasional chromatic digressions to heighten tension.

When Will the Blues Leave (CMoffett bassline)

When Will the Blues Leave (CMoffett bassline)

Here are both solo and bassline together, for reference:

When Will the Blues Leave (solo and bassline concert)

 

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