Felix Pastorius Suits up with the Yellowjackets
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
HIS NAME PRECEDES HIM, AS DOES HIS LANKY 6'6" frame, featuring Avatar-like fingers that enable him to cleanly sound a C on the B, A, and C strings of his Fodera 6 in one swooping downstroke.
Future Progressive: Liam Wilson, Evan Brewer & Adam "Nolly" Getgood
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
DISCUSS THE TONES, TECHNIQUES, AND SURVIVAL TACTICS OF EXTREME MODERN METAL
Nick Beggs: Prog & Proud
7/25/2013 1:19:00 PM
“WHEN STEVEN FIRST MIXED THE RECORD, I thought the bass was too quiet,” says Nick Beggs, recalling the final stages of his work on Porcupine Tree mastermind Steven Wilson’s new progressive rock opus, The Raven That Refused to Sing.
Down Low in NOLA: Scenes from the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
7/25/2013 1:18:00 PM
THE BASS STORY OF THIS YEAR’S NEW ORLEANS Jazz & Heritage Festival came from some unexpected places, a few familiar faces, plus one usual Suspect in a relatively new situation.
Todd Smallie: Country Ghetto
7/25/2013 1:04:00 PM
FROM HIS 15-YEAR TENURE AS A 6-STRING jazz/blues accompanist/soloist with the Derek Trucks Band to his duty as an R&B groove machine with JJ Grey & Mofro, Todd Smallie relies on his Atlanta Institute of Music education to navigate circumstances with subtlety and nuance.
Deck d'Arcy" Going for Broke
7/25/2013 12:56:00 PM
WHEN DECK D’ARCY AND HIS BANDMATES in Phoenix set out to create their 5th studio album, Bankrupt!, they were hoping to write and record everything within a three-month span.
Song King: On His New CD, Will Lee Gives the Melody Some Love
7/25/2013 11:59:00 AM
SINCE HIS ARRIVAL ON THE ISLE OF MANHATTAN in 1971, by way of his native San Antonio and the University of Miami, Will Lee’s professional life has been all about songs.
Hanging Around: Jean Jacques Burnel & the Stranglers Return with Giants
7/25/2013 11:21:00 AM
FROM THE MENACING BASS STABS THAT KICK off “Another Camden Afternoon” to the crunchy pickstyle grit that closes “15 Steps,” the latest album from the Stranglers, Giants, removes any doubt that the band’s fortified brew of punk rock, new wave, reggae, melodic pop remains as fresh today as when it was first uncorked in 1974.
Outtakes: August 2013
7/25/2013 9:02:00 AM
Over the past 20-plus years with BASS PLAYER, Art Director and photographer Paul Haggard has accumulated a shelf full of broken cameras and some dusty memories.
Reid Perry: Neo-Nashvillian Nose
7/2/2013 9:24:00 AM
IN THE MASHED-UP, MIXED-UP WORLD OF contemporary country music, you’re nowadays just as likely to see inked-up heshers slinging Les Pauls as you are to see buttoned-up gents sporting Stetsons and a smile.
Roscoe Beck: Words and Music with Leonard Cohen
7/1/2013 4:09:00 PM
IT’S ONE OF THE MORE SURREAL SCENES IN the live music spectrum: 20,000 fans are packed into New York’s Madison Square Garden for a late-winter Leonard Cohen concert, yet the arena is as hushed as a jazz club, as the crowd clings to Cohen’s every lamenting lyric.
Damien "Dee" Bone: Goin' Mobile
7/1/2013 2:23:00 PM
DAMIEN “DEE” BONE IS A MAN ON THE MOVE. BOUNCING all over the stage with the Weeks, his scissors-like fingerstyle work creates perpetual motion.
Ted Dwane: Babel On
7/1/2013 2:21:00 PM
BELA FLECK LIBERATED THE BANJO FROM HILLBILLY stigma when he—with the assistance of a Wooten or two—proved its potential as an apparatus of art on par with anything played on the world’s finest Strads and Steinways.
Geezer Butler: The Wizard Returns
7/1/2013 1:30:00 PM
In the world of hard rock and metal bass, you’d be hard pressed to find a player who doesn’t regard Geezer Butler as a giant of the genre.
Behind Blue Eyes: Kyle Eastwood Brings His Unique Perspective to "The View from Here"
7/1/2013 12:18:00 PM
THERE’S MUCH TO READ INTO THE TITLE OF KYLE Eastwood’s latest CD, The View From Here.
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John Goldsby's Jazz Concepts - What Goes Down, Must Come Up
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