Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews
Martin Mendez has released the second album from his White Stones project. In celebration of “Dancing Into Oblivion”, he shared this exclusive with us: his top five bass influences. Some of them may surprise you!
From his time in the Bill Evans Trio, to his Bass Desires quartet, to his work with his partner Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson’s career has been full of amazing music. Now, he’s released his first solo bass album. We caught up with him to get the scoop.
The deep connection between bassists and drummers is unlike any other. But with the passing of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, it is obvious the impact he had went beyond music. Here are some tributes from some notable bassists.
British jazz bass great Peter Ind has passed away. He was 93 years old.
Welcome to No Treble’s new monthly feature, “Wonder Women: Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”. We’re kicking off Brittany Frompovich’s new series featuring the inspiring and fiery young powerhouse bassist, Mohini Dey.
Umphrey’s McGee are masters of creating atmosphere with their intro music, and now they’ve expanded on the ideas from those tracks to create a new album. We caught up with Ryan Stasik to get the scoop on that and more.
Meet Leandro Ferreira, who was originally a drummer but says that once he decided how difficult it would be to become a good musician, he decided to switch to his first love: the bass.
No matter what he’s doing, it’s clear that Mike Leon shreds. The most recent evidence is with The Absence in the form of their fifth studio album, “Coffinized”. We caught up with the bassist to get the scoop.
We’re sad to report that another icon of the electric bass has left us. ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passed away in his sleep, the band stated on their website. He was 72 years old.
Meet Timothy Seisser, a bassist from Chicago who started out on bass thanks to it being the only instrument left unchosen. He’s made the most of it in the years since, both playing and building basses.
Meet Dan Daugherty, who originally started on guitar but quickly switched to bass. Dan has had quite the musical journey and a major obstacle along the way. His is an inspiring story.
Jazz bassist Arthur “Juini” Booth has passed away after his health deteriorated following a fall at home last month. He was 73 years old.