Here’s an instrumental interlude.
This is one of my favorite standards and a good one for a cello/bass melody. Cello melody. Cello mellow. Cellomelody.
Uh … anyway, the melody is pizzicato on the cello (thank you Ray Brown). The arco upright bass states the melody at the end, layered with … other stuff.
This here cello thing has successfully frustrated me. Maybe that’s because I’ve been listening to a few different Yo Yo Ma recordings while I’m still struggling with fundamentals. Like vibrato without shaking the whole instrument, which causes inconsistent/shaky bowing. That type of thing. Intonation, of course. (I fix my intonation in Melodyne. It is very necessary.)
But my bowing on the upright bass is semi-serviceable now. Kind of funny how that works. I love that sound. All I need now is technique, i.e. ‘to practice’.