The bass provides musical foundation
for string and winds, prime springboard for rhythm
that propels the vector of instruments
to follow, build, dance with elegance.
Without good bass other players are lost.
The bass player is an unsung hero
who shoulders the base of a pyramid,
allowing others to sing unfettered.
A bass player is the soul of a band,
the psychologist of an orchestra.
Cool bass has unexpected energy,
dynamism beyond explanation,
the kernelled conundrum in a question.
Is not bass always asking questions?
Is it not asking you to dance for joy?
And does it not ask you sometimes to weep?
Bass can be a sad cave-sound resounding….
Don’t we all blink twice at a bass player
lugging his instrument at an airport?
Without bass our intellect cannot fly….