Stuart Hamm | The Diary of Patrick Xavier

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The Diary of Patrick Xavier

by Stuart Hamm

While on a soul searching journey on the road, I found a diary in a hotel room in Italy...it was written by a fellow traveler on the same quest. This inspired me to write a CD of solo bass music, puting our shared journey into music.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Goodbye
5:25 $1.50
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2. My Boss Drives a Mercedes, but I'm Working for Minimum Wage Plus Tips
3:37 $1.50
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3. Smoke Break
3:51 $1.50
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4. Bouna Notte Amore Mia, Ovunque Tu Sia
4:41 $1.50
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5. The City
3:36 $1.50
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6. Chopping Wood
3:57 $1.50
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7. Co Rd
5:44 $1.50
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8. The Weeping Beech
7:56 $1.50
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9. The Ballad of Billy Pilgrim
6:15 $1.50
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10. Hello
4:53 $1.50
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Through his innovative work as a solo artist and his contributions as a sideman to Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, Stuart Hamm has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past half-century. Extending the non-traditional function of the electric bass previously revolutionized by Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke in the 1970s, Hamm helped to reshape the contemporary concept of the bass guitar as an unaccompanied instrument with the utilization of polyphonic, two-handed tapping, slapping and popping techniques, chords, and harmonics. He was the first bassist to have a Signature Model Electric Bass with Fender, and has designed sounds and gear for the Hartke, Washburn, Zoom and Korg musical corporations. As one of today's leading bassists, Hamm has released six critically-acclaimed studio recordings and has enjoyed recording and touring stints with guitar icons Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Greg Howe and Frank Gambale. His long-time associations with Vai and Satriani garnered him award-winning recognition on a global scale, and as a result, Hamm has received an extensive list of accolades such as being voted "Best Jazz Bassist" and "Best Rock Bassist" multiple times in magazine polls conducted by several major print publications worldwide. As an educator, Hamm has released multiple best selling instructional courses and taught at the Berklee School of Music, Blue Bear School of Music and served as Bass Program Chair at Musicians Institute.

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