Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews
Cleveland Eaton, who played with jazz greats from Ella Fitzgerald to Count Basie, has passed away after a months-long illness. He was 80 years old.
Even in the middle of a pandemic, Victor Wooten is not sitting idle. We caught up with Vic this week to talk about his webinars, new book and merch site, Wooten Woods, how he’s faring during this time, and a whole lot more.
Sad news to share today: luthier Steve Helgeson of Moonstone Guitars has passed away after a long bout with cancer. Bass legend Leland Sklar shared the news on his Facebook page.
Euphonic Audio is a bass amp company that focuses on creating pristine amplification in compact packages. We had a great conversation with Larry Ullman, whose work as a pro bassist was the spark to shift EA into bass gear.
Steve Priest, who co-founded the glam rock band Sweet, has passed away at the age of 72. The news was shared by his bandmate Andy Scott on social media.
Sad news to report: former 7Seconds bassist Josef Bansuelo has passed away from cancer. He was 63 years old. The news was confirmed by his former bandmate, Kevin Seconds, on Facebook.
We lost one of the original bassists of rock and roll this week with the passing of Al Rex. He was 91 years old.
From the first notes of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit’s new album “Reunions”, it’s clear it is a deep experience. In this interview, we talk with bassist Jimbo Hart on how he gets that perfect old school tone, growing up in Muscle Shoals, and more.
Tim Fletcher took some time to chat to nineteen-year-old Polish bassist Juliaplaysgroove, and she talks about her inspirations, her famous fans, and her aims for the future.
John McKenzie, who played with a wide range of artists, has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 64 years old. Record producer John Reynolds shared the news on social media.
Lettuce is dropping its new album, “Resonate”, on May 8th, and we caught up with Erick “Jesus” Coomes a couple of weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic. He gave us the scoop on dealing with the quarantine, the album, and what it was like working with Dr. Dre.
We’re sad to report the passing of another legendary musician. Jazz and avant-garde bassist Henry Grimes has passed away of COVID-19 complications. He was 84 years old.