Giants of Bass – Rocco Prestia

'Is This Hip?' is a challenging track that was written to represent Rocco Prestia’s bass work with Tower of Power, with a particular focus on their material from the early seventies. The line features many common elements of his playing style, such as continuous sixteenth note grooves, the use of chord tones, the use of double chromatic approach notes and the use of syncopation. The line also features a heavily muted bass tone, which was achieved on the recording using a device called the Bass Mute.

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