Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews
Joel Quarrington has been one of the world’s leading double bass players for over forty years. In this wide-ranging interview, we talk about “The Music of Don Thompson”, the pros and cons of being a principal bassist, and much more.
The Bad Plus has seen some lineup changes, but drummer Dave King and bassist Reid Anderson have been the constant. They have a new record dropping this month, so we chatted with Anderson to get the scoop on that in more.
We have sad news to report today as doom metal mainstay Dave Sherman has died of undisclosed causes. He was 55 years old.
Tunu Jumwa is a bass player and music educator based in Nairobi, Kenya. She’s the focus of this month’s installment of Brittany Frompovich’s “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass.”
Long Distance Calling has had a fruitful few years. They’ve been hard at work churning out new records each year since 2020. This year’s effort, “Eraser,” will prove to be the most diverse. We caught up with Jan Hoffmann to get the scoop.
Former Pogues bassist Darryl Hunt has died. He was 72 years old. The news was shared by the band’s Instagram account.
In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women”, we catch up with Nalani, a bassist, vocalist, and entertainer known for her versatility and showmanship. She has performed with and is mentored by some of the most legendary names in the bass world.
Bob Heathcote, who played in Suicidal Tendencies at the end of the ’80s, has died after a motorcycle accident. He was 58 years old.
Another important figure in the bass world has left us with the passing of Michael Henderson. He was 71 years old. The news was shared on his official Facebook page.
Sad news to report as Happy Mondays bassist Paul Ryder has died of undisclosed causes. He was 58 years old. The new was shared by the band on Facebook.
In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women”, we’re catching up with Suzy Starlite, bassist, musician, and songwriter. Suzy and her husband, Simon Campbell, run their own independent record label and semi-mobile studio based in Portugal.
April 22, 2022 marked the 100th anniversary of Charles Mingus's birth. The Mingus Dynasty band performed at Dizzy's Club in New York City in celebration, and we caught up with the bassists for this interview.