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  • The Language of Bass: An Interview with Anthony Crawford

    The Language of Bass: An Interview with Anthony Crawford

    As genres morph and blend into each other, it has been increasingly important for bassists to be able to cover a variety of styles. Many get a style knowledge that is either an inch wide and a mile deep or a mile wide and an inch deep. Anthony Crawford’s knowledge is a mile wide and... »

  • Anthony Crawford: Jazz vs Hiphop

    Anthony Crawford: Jazz vs Hiphop

    Bassist Anthony Crawford shared this on his Facebook page and it immediately caught my attention. He recorded it as a demo for his Mirura MB-2 bass, and the song is just as stunning as the bass. The story behind the music is incredible, too. “This is a song from my last album, Urban Jazz/My Story,”... »

  • BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

    BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

    The internet is a wonderful thing. Gregor Fris from BasstheWorld.com put together this epic bass jam with 29 bassists from all over the world for a stunning display of the instrument’s diversity. The bassists in order of appearance are Federico Malaman, Lars Lehmann, Trip Wamsley, Or Lubianiker, Hyunmo Kim (aka “hjfreaks”), Ralf Gauck, Zander Zon,... »

  • Vahagn Stepanyan with Anthony Crawford: Give More

    Vahagn Stepanyan with Anthony Crawford: Give More

    Vahagn Stepanyan emailed me a couple of videos of music from his debut album, Moonlight. And this one grooves, thanks in large part to bassist Anthony Crawford, who makes it happen along with drummer Weerachat Premananda Jr. The guitarist in the video is Felipe Praino. Enjoy! »

  • Anthony Crawford: Bass Solo on Virgil Donati’s “Eleven”

    Anthony Crawford: Bass Solo on Virgil Donati’s “Eleven”

    Anthony Crawford sent us this video of a rehearsal with drummer Virgil Donati for their upcoming European tour. This is his bass solo from Donati’s tune, “Eleven.” Good luck keeping up with it! »

  • Anthony Crawford Releases “Urban Jazz – My Story”

    Anthony Crawford Releases “Urban Jazz – My Story”

    Anthony Crawford has released Urban Jazz – My Story, his second album as a leader. The effort follows up on 2010’s Urban Jazz and continues his style of combining hip hop, pop, and jazz. My Story takes a more lyrical approach and features a stacked list of personnel that includes Frank McComb, Dave Weckl, Eric... »

  • Anthony Crawford: What

    Anthony Crawford: What

    Check out this awesome solo bass performance by Anthony Crawford. Recorded while on tour with Allan Holdsworth and Virgil Donati in Opole, Poland, Crawford takes the crowd for a ride with his tune “What” from his album Urban Jazz. »

  • Anthony Crawford: Solo from Bass Bash 2012

    Anthony Crawford: Solo from Bass Bash 2012

    The Bass Bash is an annual concert coinciding with NAMM, and it’s a great hang to meet bassists and listen to some killing music. Here’s a great clip from the first night of the event of Anthony Crawford’s solo while his band played “Whatever It Is” by Soulive. His band is rounded out by Ron... »

  • Anthony Crawford Releases Urban Jazz

    Anthony Crawford Releases Urban Jazz

    Jazz bassist Anthony Crawford has released his debut CD, Urban Jazz, on Hydro 6 Records. The 11-track album is exactly what the title implies: a cool hybrid of Jazz, hip-hop, pop, funk, and smooth listening. The opening track and lead single, “Windy Days,” is a great R&B flavored tune with a bass melody that lets... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Anthony Crawford

    Reader Spotlight: Anthony Crawford

    Meet Anthony Crawford, our player in the spotlight for November 10th, 2009. Bio: Born June 29th, 1981, Anthony Crawford was raised in a family of talented musicians. His father, funk and rock drummer Hubert (H bomb) Crawford has played with notable greats like James Brown, Mothers Finest, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, The Bar-Kays,... »