Interviews - Page 2
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Melodoria: An Interview with Ben Flanagan
The post-hardcore supergroup Black Map struck again earlier this year with their third studio album, Melodoria, which delivers heavy riffs with memorable hooks. We caught up with Ben Flanagan to find out more.
Wonder Women: Jacqueline Pickett & Susan Hagen
We’re kicking off a special two-part interview series with two Wonder Women of the Bass, starting with Jacqueline Pickett and Susan Hagen.
Homegrown: An Interview with Ben Carr
Ben Carr, aka Carrtoons, is a bassist and producer who channels old-school vibes into modern grooves. His wildly popular Instagram provides glimpses into his sound, and the bassist has now released a new solo album, “Homegrown”. We caught up with Ben to get the scoop.