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Intermediate Member
Username: karl

Post Number: 137
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Friday, July 18, 2008 - 8:35 am:   Edit Post

Some good footage of probably my favourite bassist, Armand Sabal-Lecco, giving it some on a large bodied Alembic:

Funny, from the CD of this concert, I knew it was unmistakably an Alembic, but I always assumed it was the wine-red stained small-bodied one I'd seen him pictured with a few times. Didn't know he had one of the large bodied ones, too!

But there again, when the occasion is Paul Simon's concert in Central Park, then you can probably afford more than just the one Alembic . . .!


Username: davehouck

Post Number: 6811
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, July 18, 2008 - 3:35 pm:   Edit Post

Wow!! Great vid; thanks!!
Intermediate Member
Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 174
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 7:51 am:   Edit Post

Love it
Username: dlbydgtl

Post Number: 23
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 9:39 am:   Edit Post

What a groove...
Senior Member
Username: white_cloud

Post Number: 474
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post

Its really great, I always thought Armand was predominently a fretless player but he sure bangs out the groove on that fretted series!

Senior Member
Username: bigbadbill

Post Number: 458
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 - 5:35 am:   Edit Post

John, I think you may be thinking of Bakithi Kumalo, the guy who played on Graceland.
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 1599
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 1:09 am:   Edit Post

A great picture of Armand with a series bass.

Intermediate Member
Username: karl

Post Number: 161
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2009 - 3:06 pm:   Edit Post

What a great photo! Thanks for posting that, Jazzyvee

Advanced Member
Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 221
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 6:13 am:   Edit Post

Oh, the video has been removed...
Username: eugene

Post Number: 30
Registered: 8-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 8:00 pm:   Edit Post

Nice strap too.
Username: eos35mm

Post Number: 51
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 7:34 pm:   Edit Post

For those who didn't think the Baby Alembic can Thump THINK again. Vids are a bit out of sync but you'll get the message:

The sounds of Short Scale S2
You can call me Al:

If you can find this version: Paul Simon Live in Central Park, you'll hear the fastest Thumping not "double thumbing", Thumping I think anyone has done and it's done on guess what a Baby Alembic.

The sounds of the Long Scale S1
Advanced Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 392
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 9:45 pm:   Edit Post

I like both vids , thanks !
What a great band, it seems to me that Paul Simon gives his Musicians room for self expression as well .

Armand sounds great ! Both Bass's have their own character but I can really hear the timbal difference on the long scale .

(Message edited by sonicus on September 22, 2009)

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