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May 7, 2015

Last month, we checked out a pair of eight-bar forms that pop up Frequently in the blues idiom under the titles “trouble in mind” and “key t...

May 7, 2015

Sassy sings the clever gershwin lyric, “what a kick, how i buzz.

April 15, 2015

This column has examined a wide cross-section of blues styles and players over the past four years, with the one constant element being the ...

April 15, 2015

Many bassists play “any ol’ go-to-hell note,” as New Orleans legend Pops Foster famously said.

April 14, 2015

Roy Vogt Walks You Through Bass Player's Transcription On How To Play "Mountain Lion" By Future User

March 18, 2015

So much of what we bass players love about popular music is our instrument’s unique ability to shape a song’s mood and character.

March 18, 2015

This month, we take another look at Jack Bruce’s work with the supergroup Cream, this time from the 2005 reunion concerts at the Royal Alber...

March 17, 2015

What’s the difference between a scale and a mode, and does it matter? The answer is two-fold.

March 6, 2015

With the passing of jack bruce, The world has lost a great voice, an artist and musician Whose work shaped the lives of several generations....

March 6, 2015

In may 1957, paul chambers went into columbia records’ 30TH Street Studio to lay down new tracks with his employer at the time, trumpeter Mi...

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