Recently Cortinas-Haesemayer-Walker-Weibel gave affirmative answer to
Bass' 1972 question on NK-groups for algebras of essentially finite type
over large fields of characteristic 0. Here we give an alternative short
proof of this result for algebras of finite type over such fields. Our
approach is based on classical techniques in higher K-theory of rings and
a direct K_i-analogue of an old observation of Murthy-Pedrini, dating back
from the same 1972.