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Reader Spotlight: Brian Haringa
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Brian Haringa

READER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Brian Haringa, a bassist from California who got his start on bass thanks to demand, and now relies on his 1969 Fender Jazz (for 20 years and counting). Here’s his story...

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Reader Spotlight: Tom Martin
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Tom Martin

Meet Tom Martin, a bassist from California who had some great answers to our “Why I Play the Bass” and “Superpower/claim to fame” questions. Here’s his story...

End to End: An Interview with Barre Phillips
Interviews

End to End: An Interview with Barre Phillips

Barre Phillips has been playing bass for nearly all of his 84 years, and his 1968 album “Journal Violone” is credited as the first ever solo bass record. 51 years later he’s released what he says is his final solo album, “End to End.”

Reader Spotlight: Pedro Zappa
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Pedro Zappa

Last year, we shared what turned out to be a very popular video of ZYkR performing “Only Human,” with Pedro Zappa on bass. Now we get to learn more about him in this edition of Reader Spotlight.

Reader Spotlight: Pete Szaszfai
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Pete Szaszfai

Meet Pete Szaszfai, a bass player from Phoenix who got his musical start on clarinet before switching to bass. Like many of the readers in the spotlight here, Pete said: “Guitar and drums were already taken in the neighborhood band when I started, so I picked up the bass.” Here’s his story...

Stories Behind the Songs: Harvey Brooks
Stories Behind the Songs

Stories Behind the Songs: Harvey Brooks

STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS: The ’60s and ’70s were full of pivotal moments in music with albums that helped spawn new genres and reflect the quickly changing culture. Harvey Brooks played on many of them. Here are 11 of his favorite tracks, in his own words.

Reader Spotlight: Vince Pileggi
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Vince Pileggi

Meet bassist Vince Pileggi, who got his start early on thanks to his grandfather and a baritone guitar. He was drawn to the lower strings, which set him on the path to bass. Here’s his story.

Reader Spotlight: Federico Pecoraro
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Federico Pecoraro

Meet Federico Pecoraro, a busy bassist living in Brussels who once played drums in support of his bass playing dad before switching to bass himself.

Reader Spotlight: Noemi Sarah Costanzino
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Noemi Sarah Costanzino

READER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Noemi Sarah Costanzino, a bassist and vocalist from Italy who says, “I just want to play and sing my songs and everyone sings them with me!” Here’s her story...

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton: What I Look For In A Bass Player
Interviews

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton: What I Look For In A Bass Player

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton has released his solo album, “Anesthetic.” Mark has performed with a number of impressive bassists in his career, including on this record. We caught up with him to get the scoop on the album, what he looks for in a bass player, and more.