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Reader Spotlight: Jason Everett

Jason Everett

Meet Jason Everett, a multi-instrumentalist who plays some pretty interesting basses. He also describes his music as “odd-metered, ethnically-inspired, groove oriented, and eclectic” – and we think the combo is fantastic.

Jason is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…

Bio:

Jason Everett (aka Mister E) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer who plays a variety of stringed and percussive instruments including his custom Conklin seven-string fretless bass guitar and an electric sitar of his own design. Jason is an endorsed artist for Bartolini Pickups, Kalium Strings and Conklin Guitars who will be releasing, the Om Bass: Jason Everett Signature Model August 2016.

Location:

Vashon Island, WA USA

Day gig:

Fireman/EMT

Years experience:

35 years

Bands & Gigs:

I have been working with some of India’s most prominent musicians on a four-movent epic composition and video called Moksha: The Elimination of All Duality due for release in early 2016. Included on this recording are V. Selvaganesh (Shakti), Fareed Haque, Suhail Yusef Kahn, Vishal Nagar, Ujwal Nagar, and Neyvili Radhakrishnan. In addition to my solo work, I am currently playing with Bay Area world fusion groups, Ancient Future and Facing East music.

Gear:

  • Seven-string Conklin Fretless bass (new OM Bass: Jason Everett Signature Model in hand, but not officially released yet)
  • Seven-string Conklin Fretless bass (modified Conklin GT7)
  • Piccolo Sitar Bass (modified Rickenbacker 4001)
  • Kalium Strings
  • Markbass Big Bang Amp head
  • Markbass 210 Traveler
  • Presonus Studio Live 16.4.2

Why I play the bass:

I fell in love with the groove laid down by Donald Duck Dunn in the Blues Brothers.

My bass superpower/claim to fame:

I’m not sure how to answer this… I don’t really super powers. However, my compositional style is odd-metered, ethnically-inspired, groove oriented, and eclectic. I am probably best known for the video where I transcribed a crazy Indian vocal solo on my fretless.

My influences:

(in relative chronological order):

Amadaeus Mozart, George Fredric Handel, Gustav Holst, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Geddy Lee, Saguaro HS Band Teacher Ron Dickson, Bootsy Collins, Rick James, Cordell “Boogie” Mosson, Danny Wilson, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Chic Corea, Kim Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Matthew Monfort, Eddy Gomez, Charnet Moffet, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jack Dejohnette, John McGlaughlin, Zakir Hussein, Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, L. Shankar, Paco deLucia, Carles Benavente, Trilok Gurtu, Kai Eckard, George Brooks…

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