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Wonder Women: Kristen Pfaff

Wonder Women: Kristen Pfaff

For this edition of Wonder Women, Brittany Frompovich is going back to the early ’90s. Brittany focuses on the life, work, and passing of Kristen Pfaff, who was the bassist for Janitor Joe and Hole.

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Bass & Bars: An Interview with Brady Watt

Bass & Bars: An Interview with Brady Watt

Brady Watt has been blowing up the hip hop world by breaking it down. His popular “Bass & Bars” series features him laying down iconic bass lines with the artists that made them popular. We caught up with him to get the scoop.

Wonder Women: Inez Wyrick

Wonder Women: Inez Wyrick

Brittany Frompovich connected with Inez Wyrick on Myspace. Later, she met Inez, also known as “Bass Mom.” Sadly, Inez passed away in late 2021, but today, Brittany is telling Inez’s story for “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass.”

Bass Principles: An Interview With Joel Quarrington

Bass Principles: An Interview With Joel Quarrington

Joel Quarrington has been one of the world’s leading double bass players for over forty years. In this wide-ranging interview, we talk about “The Music of Don Thompson”, the pros and cons of being a principal bassist, and much more.

The Bad Plus: An Interview with Reid Anderson

The Bad Plus: An Interview with Reid Anderson

The Bad Plus has seen some lineup changes, but drummer Dave King and bassist Reid Anderson have been the constant. They have a new record dropping this month, so we chatted with Anderson to get the scoop on that in more.

Wonder Women: Tunu Jumwa

Wonder Women: Tunu Jumwa

Tunu Jumwa is a bass player and music educator based in Nairobi, Kenya. She’s the focus of this month’s installment of Brittany Frompovich’s “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass.”

Eraser: An Interview with Jan Hoffmann

Eraser: An Interview with Jan Hoffmann

Long Distance Calling has had a fruitful few years. They’ve been hard at work churning out new records each year since 2020. This year’s effort, “Eraser,” will prove to be the most diverse. We caught up with Jan Hoffmann to get the scoop.

Wonder Women: Nalani

Wonder Women: Nalani

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women”, we catch up with Nalani, a bassist, vocalist, and entertainer known for her versatility and showmanship. She has performed with and is mentored by some of the most legendary names in the bass world.

Wonder Women: Suzy Starlite

Wonder Women: Suzy Starlite

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women”, we’re catching up with Suzy Starlite, bassist, musician, and songwriter. Suzy and her husband, Simon Campbell, run their own independent record label and semi-mobile studio based in Portugal.

Mingus At 100

Mingus At 100

April 22, 2022 marked the 100th anniversary of Charles Mingus's birth. The Mingus Dynasty band performed at Dizzy's Club in New York City in celebration, and we caught up with the bassists for this interview.

Wonder Women: Susan Hagen

Wonder Women: Susan Hagen

We’re wrapping up our special two-part feature with two Wonder Women of the Bass, Jacqueline Pickett (last month’s feature) and now Susan Hagen. Susan discusses her backstory, her current projects, and her new book.

Just Like That: An Interview with James “Hutch” Hutchinson

Just Like That: An Interview with James “Hutch” Hutchinson

Bonnie Raitt recently released her 21st studio album, entitled “Just Like That…” The album features longtime bassist and session legend James “Hutch” Hutchinson. We caught up with Hutch to get the scoop.