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Frail Things in Sharp Places: An Interview with John Ferrara

Frail Things in Sharp Places: An Interview with John Ferrara

John Ferrara has released a stunning new duo album with percussionist Seth Moutal entitled Frail Things in Sharp Places. The bassist, who many know for his band Consider the Source, seems to get every last ounce of music out of his instrument over the 11-song collection. Although his extensive playing techniques are extremely impressive, it is obvious that they are...

Diluvium: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer

Diluvium: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer

For some of us bassists, adding a fifth string is a stumbling block. That’s why it’s jaw-dropping to see and hear someone like Linus Klausenitzer, who tackles the insane music in Obscura with a six-string fretless. The German technical death metal band is not the kind of group that rests on their musical laurels, and the bassist wouldn’t have it...

Nolabass: An Interview with James Singleton

Nolabass: An Interview with James Singleton

New Orleans is a city steeped in tradition, but a big part of their culture is constant evolution. That may be why James Singleton is one of the busiest bassists in town. He’s been a mainstay of the scene for over four decades by playing a myriad of styles with tons of music legends: John Scofield, Ellis Marsalis, Stanton Moore,...

Two Bass Hit: An Interview with Jeff Pinkus and Steven McDonald

Two Bass Hit: An Interview with Jeff Pinkus and Steven McDonald

The Melvins have followed up last year’s double album, A Walk with Love & Death, with a double bass album. features both Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus laying down the low end on original tunes plus some outstanding covers. The album title is a riff on the name of a record by the Butthole Surfers, with whom Pinkus was a...

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Beast of the Bass: An Interview with Jeff Pilson

Beast of the Bass: An Interview with Jeff Pilson

The original lineup of Dokken reunited in 2016 for a string of dates in Japan. Recordings from that tour are being released this month as Return To The East Live 2016. The members include Don Dokken, George Lynch, Mick Brown, and the great Jeff Pilson on bass. Pilson’s hard rock history is well documented. Besides being in Dokken, he laid...

A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore

A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore

We’ve showcased Tony Senatore‚Äôs incredible 12-string playing before, but that’s not all there is to the bassist. He’s spent the better part of 38 years working in the New York scene including sessions in the city’s top studios. Working as a session player requires a high degree of versatility, but that’s no problem considering his background. Senatore was first taught...

Ortus: An Interview with Jon von Boehm

Ortus: An Interview with Jon von Boehm

Bassist Jon von Boehm has returned with his sophomore solo album, entitled . As opposed to his self-titled debut that featured a large cast of musicians, the new release focuses on the bassist’s unique compositions in a trio format with Michael Green on drums and John Gallo on guitar with guest spots by vocalist Jesse Rose Brassfield and bass guru...

Bass To Infinity: An Interview with Buster Williams

Bass To Infinity: An Interview with Buster Williams

With nearly six decades in the business, Buster Williams has just about seen it all. He’s worked with some of the world’s best instrumentalists (Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, and Gene Ammons to name a few) and the world’s best vocalists (Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Dakota Staton, and Carmen McRae, to name a few). As you can imagine, he’s...

The Perfect Setup: An Interview with Jason Brown

The Perfect Setup: An Interview with Jason Brown

A proper setup on your bass can make a world of difference in the way it responds to your playing. That’s why it’s so important to have gurus like Jason Brown around to figure out exactly what every bass needs. Brown is not only a luthier that specializes in the double bass, he’s a seasoned player that has three decades...

Dawn of the Dregs: An Interview With Andy West

Dawn of the Dregs: An Interview With Andy West

Last year one of the biggest surprises for music lovers was the announcement that the original members of the Dixie Dregs would be reuniting for a tour. That lineup includes guitarist Steve Morse, violinist Allen Sloan, drummer Rod Morgenstein, keyboardist Steve Davidowski, and – of course – bassist Andy West. West co-founded the band with Morse, who now spends much...