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  • John Ferrara: Opening

    John Ferrara: Opening

    When I was in college, one of my best friends turned me onto the composer Philip Glass and I was hooked. His minimalist style entranced me with its use of repeated themes and overlapping rhythms. It seemed mind-bending to be performed on the piano, which is why my jaw hit the floor when John Ferrara... »

  • Consider The Source Announces Spring Tour Dates

    Consider The Source Announces Spring Tour Dates

    Consider the Source has announced they’ll be bringing their brand of sci-fi Middle Eastern fusion across the U.S. on a massive spring tour. The trio, anchored by bass guru John Ferrara, will be pregaming with a date at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York before heading to the Ardmore Music Hall in Pennsylvania... »

  • John Ferrara: Ben Franklin’s Hair

    John Ferrara: Ben Franklin’s Hair

    Consider the Source bassist John Ferrara has just released his second solo song, entitled “Ben Franklin’s Hair.” What does the title have to do with the incredible two-handed tapping melody? Not much. “I don’t know why I named it that, don’t think about it too much,” Ferrara admits. “The song was inspired by Romance era... »

  • John Ferrara and Seth Moutal: Mouth Say Tongue

    John Ferrara and Seth Moutal: Mouth Say Tongue

    Bassist John Ferrara and percussionist Seth Moutal have released their second composition, and it’s mesmerizing. “This one is an original composition with me tapping polyrhythms and doing auxiliary percussion with my feet, and Seth playing a hand drum and aux percussion with his feet,” Ferrara shares. While that sounds complicated, it’s a natural and great... »

  • John Ferrara: Song For Ramida

    John Ferrara: Song For Ramida

    John Ferrara has been wowing us with his killer bass playing in his trio Consider the Source, but now he’s stepping out with a new solo project. The first piece available is “Song for Ramida,” named for his god daughter. “It’s my first solo venture outside of Consider the Source,” he explains. “My main interest... »

  • Consider The Source: Many Words of Disapproval

    Consider The Source: Many Words of Disapproval

    Consider the Source have just released a dramatic new music video for their song “Many Words of Disapproval,” and it’s killer. The song features a rolling, tapped bass line from John Ferrara in 5/8. The song comes from their album, World War Trio, Part II + III. »

  • Consider the Source: Reckoner

    Consider the Source: Reckoner

    Besides rocking out their own brand of sci-fi/Middle Eastern/fusion music, Consider the Source has been performing some incredible sets of Radiohead songs. Here’s a great clip of the trio tackling “Reckoner” from In Rainbows. Bassist John Ferrara lays down a lot of the ground work with arpeggiated chords on his five-string plus a heavy bass... »

  • Consider The Source Release Free Album, Announce Spring Tour

    Consider The Source Release Free Album, Announce Spring Tour

    Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band Consider the Source is celebrating their 10th anniversary in style this year. The band, who have just returned from a two-week trek of India, are releasing a free compilation album spanning their career. Past is Prologue: 2005-2015 includes tracks from each of their studio albums as well as a bonus... »

  • Consider the Source: God Only Knows

    Consider the Source: God Only Knows

    This is the Beach Boys like you’ve never heard them. Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band Consider the Source sat down with videographer Jody Miller to document their quirky yet infectious rendition of “God Only Knows.” Bassist John Ferrara handles bass and melody with two-handed tapping while double-neck guitarist Gabriel Marin and drummer Jeff Mann perfectly... »

  • Double Album Completes Consider the Source’s “World War Trio”

    Double Album Completes Consider the Source’s “World War Trio”

    It’s not often you encounter sci-fi Middle Eastern fusion music, but when you do, it’s probably being played by Consider the Source. The band has released parts two and three of its crowdfunded World War Trio as a double album that clocks in at more than two hours long. (Part One of the trio was... »