Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews
We lost one of the original bassists of rock and roll this week with the passing of Al Rex. He was 91 years old.
From the first notes of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit’s new album “Reunions”, it’s clear it is a deep experience. In this interview, we talk with bassist Jimbo Hart on how he gets that perfect old school tone, growing up in Muscle Shoals, and more.
Tim Fletcher took some time to chat to nineteen-year-old Polish bassist Juliaplaysgroove, and she talks about her inspirations, her famous fans, and her aims for the future.
John McKenzie, who played with a wide range of artists, has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 64 years old. Record producer John Reynolds shared the news on social media.
Lettuce is dropping its new album, “Resonate”, on May 8th, and we caught up with Erick “Jesus” Coomes a couple of weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic. He gave us the scoop on dealing with the quarantine, the album, and what it was like working with Dr. Dre.
We’re sad to report the passing of another legendary musician. Jazz and avant-garde bassist Henry Grimes has passed away of COVID-19 complications. He was 84 years old.
Matthew Seligman, who worked with artists like David Bowie and Thomas Dolby, has passed away from COVID-19. He was 64 years old. Dolby relayed the news through Seligman’s friend Kevin Armstrong on Facebook.
Joshua Crumbly began his musical life at a very young age thanks to his family. It wasn’t long before his talents were noticed by two bass greats: Victor Bailey and Reggie Hamilton. We caught up with Crumbly to get the scoop on his debut album and more.
More sad news to report as another jazz legend has passed. Jymie Merritt, who played on some of the genre’s most influential records, died April 10th at the age of 93.
Sad news to report: Latin bass icon Andy González has passed away. The news was announced by his sister, Eileen González-Altomari, on Facebook.
Very sad news to report today: Adam Schlesinger has passed away from coronavirus complications. He was 52 years old.
Benny Turner’s story is the story of the blues. The younger brother of blues guitar legend Freddie King, Turner grew up in rural Texas during the wake of the Great Depression. Now he’s published a great memoir. We caught up with him to get the scoop.