Bass instrument at sessions?
I have been wondering for some time now if anyone out there has had any experience(s) at sessions with bass instruments…..Be it an acoustic bass guitar, electric or upright bass. (double bass, doghouse, whatever you like to call it.) Also, what are your thoughts on it regarding it’s place in ITM. Or to some, diddly music🙂
There are a couple of reasons for my curiosity. One, I have a friend who plays bass (electric and acoustic) whom I would like to get involved in this type of music. I have mentioned it from time to time, and he shows some interest, but I’m not sure he and his instrument would be welcome at a session. So, I don’t know if I should encourage him.
I experienced a session once where an electric bassist sat in, and I liked what it added.
I’ve also experienced sessions, one involving a viola da gamba, and another involving a cello. These two instruments especially, I felt, really added to each session….but am I alone here?
So, how do others feel about these types of instruments in sessions?