This is the bass part for the head of “Something Less”. This tune, perhaps like many of mine, is very bass heavy, hence the largely-written part. Also, the rhythm of the chord changes stays pretty consistent throughout the solos, so while note choices for the bassist free up, the rhythm is still informed from the melody.
The bar of 3 near the end arrived out of necessity. What I mean by that is that the composition came about organically, and then when I wrote it down I realized I had dropped a beat somewhere. But that’s how the melody worked, so I had to write it in somewhere. In previous versions of this chart the bar of 3 was in different places, and it’s interesting to see how it’s movement can effect how it sounds. It probably makes the most sense where it is right now, but it by no means is supposed to be there.