One of the stars of Tropical Brainstorm, Sal Cuevas, died a year ago in Miami. For many years part of the legendary Fania All-Stars, he added impossible bass imbellishments to Kirsty’s Latin ride.
Impossible no more? Andrew Nelson has recently finished a transcription of the original album version’s bass break in My Affair – a bass tapping solo by Sal at 3:30 in the track. Andrew’s transcription and performance of it can be found here:
Now THAT’S clever! I’d always assumed it was 2 bass lines overdubbed but now I see how it was done. As a bass player I’ll just sit back and admire true skill.