Reader Spotlight: Lizz Chisholm (aka Double-Z)
Meet Lizz Chisholm, better known as Double-Z.
Double-Z is not only our bassist in the spotlight for the week of February 2nd, 2010, she’s also listed as one of Marcus Miller‘s influences.
I’ve been a world class bass player, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist for 40 years now. I’m the 1st hip-hop bass player, from touring with Grand Master, Melle Mel and the Furious Five. Other tours include: Al B. Sure, D-Train, Kid Creole and the CoConuts, Natalie Cole, Zhane,and Eugene Wilde.
I’ve had to singles released on Warner Bros Records and was a staff writer for Warner Chapllel Music, and released a CD on Quincy Jones’ label “QWest” in 1992 entitled In Z Mood, which is still selling around the globe.
Forest Hills, New York, USA
I write music for TV and Film, including cues for EXTRA,TMZ, music for the Bachelor, and the CW Now. I have a song in a new Danny Devito movie called “Housebroken”, due to be released soon! I also have a new CD out right now with my band of 30 years ago called “The Jack Sass Band” on FunkyTownGrooves.com
Bands & Gigs:
Gig all the time and as I said I write for TV and Film. Do clinics, etc.
I’ve endorsed Spector basses for over 20 years now. I love them! I also endorse Hartke Systems (for over 20 years). I love them too! I endorse ESP guitars, 48th Street Custom Guitars, and Dean Markley strings.
Why I play the bass:
No one did it, or does it like me.
My bass superpower/claim to fame
In Queens I was one of the very first female bass players to emerge on the scene, kickin’ ass! I was the very first live Hip-Hop bass player… EVER!!!
I toured with GrandMaster, Melle Mell and the Furious Five, Run DMC, Kurtis Blow and Dr.Jeckle and Mr Hyde (who is now Andre Herelle)!!!
In Queens NY, I’m known as a living legend (lol)! Marcus Miller use to come see me play before he played bass. We’re still old friends! He listed me as a “influence from the hood” on his “Sun Don’t Cry” CD! And of course, my CD In Z Mood!!! Lot’s of cool bass tracks on there! A Bass Player Magazine issue from 1993 tells the story.
Larry Graham, Louis Johnson, Yosi Fine, James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, and I use to dig Chris Squire of Yes. I love my friend Marcus Miller!
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