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In Memoriam: Eugene Wright
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Eugene Wright

Another giant of the bass has left us. Eugene Wright, whose playing anchored the great Dave Brubeck Quartet, passed away on December 30, 2020. He was 97 years old.

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In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2020
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2020

As 2020 finally draws to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the members of the bass community we lost this year. From rock pioneers to funk icons to visionary luthiers, their work helped to define the shape of music.

In Memoriam: Jason Slater
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Jason Slater

Jason Slater, who helped form Third Eye Blind, has passed away from liver failure. He was 49 years old. His daughter Alyssa confirmed the news.

In Memoriam: Sean Malone
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Sean Malone

Cynic bassist Sean Malone has passed away at the age of 50. A cause of death has not been revealed. The news was broken by Cynic vocalist Paul Masvidal on his Facebook page.

In Memoriam: Ron Mathewson
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Ron Mathewson

British jazz bassist Ron Mathewson has passed away after contracting COVID-19. He 76 years old. The news was shared on social media and on LondonJazzNews.com, where Dave Holland paid tribute to him.

Reluctant Hero: An Interview with Troy Sanders
Interviews

Reluctant Hero: An Interview with Troy Sanders

The idea of a metal all-star group can be hard to pull off. However, Killer Be Killed has once again proven just how perfect it can be with their second album, “Reluctant Hero”. We caught up with Troy Sanders to get the scoop on that and more.

In Memoriam: Bones Hillman
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bones Hillman

It’s another hard day for the bass world. Midnight Oil bassist Bones Hillman has passed away after a fight with cancer. He was 62 years old. The news was announced by the band’s Facebook page.

Reader Spotlight: Jordan Hepburn
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Jordan Hepburn

Meet Jordan Hepburn, a bassist from Scotland, who originally started on guitar before making the switch to bass. Later, he took a break from music but returned with a bang, recording solo bass pieces, traditional Scottish music, and more. Here’s his story...

Curation, Pt. 4: An Interview with Dave Schools
Interviews

Curation, Pt. 4: An Interview with Dave Schools

So far we’ve talked with a label owner, an engineer/producer, and the main bassist. In part four of our examination of Pacific Range’s “High Upon the Mountain” on Curation Records focuses on the man guiding the session: Dave Schools.

In Memoriam: Patrick Charton
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Patrick Charton

It’s another sad day in the world of bass. French double bass luthier Patrick Charton has passed away after suffering a stroke. He was 66 years old.

Curation, Pt. 3: An Interview with Cameron Wehrle
Interviews

Curation, Pt. 3: An Interview with Cameron Wehrle

So far we’ve talked with a label owner and an engineer/producer. But in part three of our examination of Pacific Range’s “High Upon the Mountain” on Curation Records comes to the central bassist in the whole story: Cameron Wehrle.

In Memoriam: Gordon Haskell
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Gordon Haskell

Former King Crimson bassist and singer Gordon Haskell has passed away from cancer. He was 74 years old.