By Brian Fox on
7/6/2012 9:41 AM
Boston will be the epicenter of a significant rumble in September when the “New Face of Bass” at Berklee officially debuts, led by a visage quite familiar to readers of Bass Player and attendees of Bass Player LIVE! Steve Bailey has succeeded Rich Appleman as the Chairman of the Bass Department at the renowned Beantown institution. He arrives along with John Patitucci, who will be in residence at the school one week per month. Bailey actually begins his tenure in June, learning the ropes from assistant chair John Repucci during the summer semester.
It will be an insane summer and fall for the fretless bass force, who is already on the road with Victor Wooten’s new septet in support of Victor’s upcoming simultaneous release of two CDs: Words and Tones, a vocal album, and Sword and Stone, an instrumental disc. Steve has been spending hours daily practicing trombone, an instrument...