So I’m a big fan of this guy Bryan Beller, bass player for Mike Keneally. Bryan has just recently moved to Nashville, and in looking for work has set up a transcription service. Send him a tune and he’ll transcribe it. When I read this in his email newsletter, I immediately thought, “hmm, bass player offering transcriptions…I should commission a transcription of John Patitucci’s “Scophile,” one of the knottiest melodies in the known jazz-rock universe.
I keep reading the rest of his newsletter, and as I scroll to the bottom he says he’ll have a column in the next issue of Bass Player magazine wherein he will transcribe the melody to John Patitucci’s “Scophile.”
Now, kids, that’s just freaky. And because you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the song in question:
John Patitucci – Scophile (right click to save as..)
And for those who might care, here’s the column in question, Bryan Beller’s Woodshed at BassPlayer.com.
1.) Or “head” as the jazzers call it.