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Nolabass: An Interview with James Singleton
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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
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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...

Beast of the Bass: An Interview with Jeff Pilson
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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...

In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield

Bassist and vocalist Caleb Scofield has passed away after a car accident in New Hampshire. He was 39 years old. Scofield played bass and sang for the metal bands Cave In, Old Man Gloom, and Zozobra. Scofield joined Cave in 20 years ago in 1998 – just three years after the band had formed – and was featured on all...

A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore
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A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore

We’ve showcased Tony Senatore’s 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...

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Ortus: An Interview with Jon von Boehm
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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...

In Memoriam: Peter “Mars” Cowling
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Peter “Mars” Cowling

More sad news to report today: Peter “Mars” Cowling has passed away. He was 72 years old. Fellow bassist Rodney O’Quinn helped break the news on his Facebook page. “On behalf of The Cowling/Clark Family, with a heavy heart, the music world, and especially the bass community has lost another great one,” he wrote. “Peter “Mars” Cowling, best known as...

In Memoriam: Buell Neidlinger
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Buell Neidlinger

Sad news to report today: bassist Buell Neidlinger has passed away after a heart attack. He was 82 years old. Born in New York City, Neidlinger’s family moved to Westport, Connecticut when he was two years old. He was a prodigy on the cello, switching to bass at 13. He was a student of Count Basie Orchestra bassist Walter Page,...

Bass To Infinity: An Interview with Buster Williams
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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
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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...