Jason Raso Publishes “Bass Line Continuum”
Bassist Jason Raso has just released Bass Line Continuum, a book that examines the world of bass with interviews of dozens of the world’s best players. The 180-page book is centered around four topics: influences, practice, developing your style, and positivity.
“Although people enter the bass-playing continuum at different times, their stories are comparable,” the author states. “Players study their influences, hone their skills, and endeavor to find a style of their own. The trek can be long and frustrating but can also be very rewarding. It is important to stay positive and enjoy the ride!”
The book includes interviews with Bryan Beller, Matt Bissonette, Rich Brown, Scott Devine, Mark Egan, Damian Erskine, Matthew Garrison, John Goldsby, Jonathan Herrera, Jerry Jemmott, Percy Jones, Dave LaRue, Jon Liebman, Michael Manring, Jonathan Maron, Christian McBride, Edgar Meyer, Marcus Miller, Meshell Ndegeocello, Adam Nitti, John Patitucci, Rufus Reid, Billy Sheehan, Lee Sklar, Derek Smalls, Rhonda Smith, Steve Swallow and Doug Wimbish. Special guests Alissia Benveniste, Richard Bona, Alain Caron, Stanley Clarke, Mike Downes, Ed Friedland, Stuart Hamm, Mark King, and Tony Levin also weigh in with their tips.
Bass Line Continuum is available now from Raso’s website.