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  • Great Is Our Sin: An Interview with Brett Bamberger

    Great Is Our Sin: An Interview with Brett Bamberger

    When I had the pleasure of working on a Profiles in Tone interview with metal legend Alex Webster, he sent me a few examples of his favorite bass tones in metal. If I can trust anyone’s ear for metal bass, it’s Alex’s. One clip that particularly caught my ear was a video of a band... »

  • Collectables: An Interview with Todd Coolman

    Collectables: An Interview with Todd Coolman

    Veteran bassist and educator Todd Coolman has worked with a who’s who of the jazz world. His resumé includes work with Horace Silver, Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Tommy Flanagan, Ahmad Jamal, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, and James Moody (with whom he won Grammy), among others. In working with these incredible bandleaders,... »

  • Entheos: An Interview with Evan Brewer

    Entheos: An Interview with Evan Brewer

    After dropping their Primal EP last year, Entheos is returning with their full-length release The Infinite Nothing on April 1st. The band – comprised of singer Chaney Crabb, guitarist Malcolm Pugh, drummer Navene Koperweis and bass wizard Evan Brewer – have spent the year refining their sound in the studio and on the road. Brewer’s... »

  • Back To The Funkture: An Interview With Alissia Benveniste

    Back To The Funkture: An Interview With Alissia Benveniste

    Alissia Benveniste has been turning heads with her fresh take on classic funk for a few years, starting with a viral hit of the video for her song “Let It Out”, but now she’s stepped it up by releasing her debut EP. Back to the Funkture is a six-song, feel-good album tied together by catchy... »

  • Giving Notes: An Interview with Rufus Philpot

    Giving Notes: An Interview with Rufus Philpot

    Rufus Philpot is a bassist that has perspective. Born in London, he cut his teeth in England before taking his career to New York City and all the adventures that entails. A move to L.A. several years ago has further cemented him into an in-demand musical director and session player. Along the way he’s seen... »

  • Let Me Get By: An Interview with Tim Lefebvre

    Let Me Get By: An Interview with Tim Lefebvre

    Tim Lefebvre has a knack for bringing his voice to any musical situation, and it’s a skill that has brought him tons of incredible opportunities. He’s played with the world’s top artists from Elvis Costello to Donald Fagen to Wayne Krantz and more. He’s played in the house band for Saturday Night Live and a... »

  • Funky Kung Fu: An Interview with Chris DeAngelis

    Funky Kung Fu: An Interview with Chris DeAngelis

    As music progresses, genres have been blurring into wonderful collages of inspiration. One band that helps prove that point is Kung Fu, a band describes their songs as a “70’s funk-fusion meets modern dance party.” That party is anchored by monster bassist Chris DeAngelis. DeAngelis simultaneously draws from jazz, funk, hip-hop, and rock to create... »

  • From Pros to Newbies: 10 Bassists Share Advice for Up and Coming Musicians

    From Pros to Newbies: 10 Bassists Share Advice for Up and Coming Musicians

    The bass is an incredible instrument. It’s never too late to start playing and there’s always something to learn for those who have already started. But sometimes we hit ruts in our growth that will wear us down. That’s why we’ve compiled advice for up-and-comers from ten of the world’s foremost bassists across a variety... »

  • Mr. Divine: An Interview With Nate Brenner

    Mr. Divine: An Interview With Nate Brenner

    As a member of the eclectic band Tune-Yards, Nate Brenner spent much of the past few years touring the world in a blur of tour busses, hotels, and planes. The experiences helped to shape the music in the bassist’s own project called Naytronix, culminating in the new release, . Trained in jazz at Oberlin Conservatory,... »

  • I Worship Chaos: An Interview with Henkka Blacksmith

    I Worship Chaos: An Interview with Henkka Blacksmith

    This year has been one of change for Finnish death metal outfit Children of Bodom. The band announced the departure of longtime guitarist Roope Latvala in May, leaving the group as a four-piece configuration. Their new album (due October 2nd) will be their first record created as a quartet, but their sound is just as... »