Last month, we looked at some famous bass intros from the early years of R&B, but there are many more gems to be found.
Why practice patterns when the ultimate goal is to make music, not spit out a bunch of memorized licks? How much technique is enough? The an...
This month, let’s look at some great moments in R&B—made great simply because they are intros where all you hear is bass!
Let’s face it: You’re a pattern-seeking machine.
After our recent R&B vacation in Miami, let’s once again search the genre for early bass lines that eschewed the familiar walking patterns o...
Spies, mathematicians, pro football quarterbacks, chess grandmasters, and bass players are brilliant at recognizing patterns.
This month, we’re heading back to Miami for more fun in the sun and soul-shaking grooves.
Red Mitchell’s search for identity inspired him to create an immediately recognizable sound.
Studying the great American art form of R&B, I often find inspiration from traveling to different parts of the country and digging into the ...
Red Mitchell told me that jazz was a “search for your own identity.”
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