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November 4, 2014

Michael Mudcat Ward has been supplying the thump for New England-based blues artists Sugar Ray & the Bluetones since 1978, and has become on...

November 4, 2014

In the beginning, there was an intro. A Bass Player played an introduction and set the mood for an entire song.

October 1, 2014

WHAT ARE THE OPTIMAL CONDITIONS FOR RECORDING A HIT JAZZ–POP crossover album?

September 10, 2014

I teach a lot.

September 10, 2014

A COVER VERSION OF A SONG SOMETIMES BECOMES THE DEFINITIVE version.

August 13, 2014

“WE’D LIKE YOU TO MEET A FRIEND OF OURS WHO GOES BY THE NAME of Killer Joe.

July 23, 2014

if you don't take care of your hands, you may not be able to play at all.

July 22, 2014

IN MY NEVER-ENDING SEARCH FOR BLUES bass performances that break the mold, it was only a matter of time until I returned to the work of Jack...

July 22, 2014

IN MY LAST TWO WOODSHED COLUMNS, WE LOOKED AT TYPICAL LINES that a studio bassist should be able to sight-read.

July 21, 2014

For Rickey Minor and his clinic guests at last November’s Bass Player LIVE!, Nathan East and “Ready” Freddie Washington, high-profile plucki...

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