Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews
In this month’s episode of “Wonder Women - Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”, Brittany Frompovich checks in with Liza Carbe. Liza is a multi-faceted musician whose career includes composing for TV and film and extensive work as a touring musician.
Multi-instrumentalist and music educator Anthony Muthurajah has released a truly impressive new album of original fusion compositions. Vuyani Wakaba caught up Anthony to get the scoop.
Another jazz legend has left us. George Mraz, who played with everyone from Chet Baker to John Abercrombie, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 77 years old.
Roger Newell has passed away following an aortic aneurysm. He was 73 years old. Newell was best known for his work with Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who shared memories of the bassist on his website.
Soul music legend Melvin Dunlap has passed away at the age of 76. The news was shared by his son, Lamont, on Facebook.
Jazz bassist Baron Browne, who performed with Vital Information and Jean Luc Ponty, has passed away. He was 66 years old. Ponty remembered Browne on his Facebook page.
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.