Groove – Episode #92: Miles Mosley
In July, the Festival International De Jazz De Montreal (Montreal Jazz Festival) happened once again. And, and always, it’s a multi-week celebration of jazz (and many other music genres) that brings a bucket-load of killer bass players to my hometown. Just this year alone, we got to see players like Meshell Ndegeocello, Avishai Cohen, Mark Kelley, MonoNeon, Christian McBride, Marcus Miller, and so many others hit the stage.
It was a true honor to get to spend some time with the incredible four-string dexterity that is Miles Mosley (who was in town performing with Kamasi Washington). Miles combines acoustic bass power with bow technique and an array of effects and pedals that make him a true visionary. The LA-based player is a true force on the upright bass. In addition to his solo career with his band, he has performed, recorded, produced, and toured with artists including Chris Cornell, Kendrick Lamar, Mos Def, India Arie, Lauryn Hill, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Jeff Beck, and countless other big names.
Many have called him the “Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass” for good reason. He is a master musician and live performer.
Miles is a founding member of the West Coast Get Down (WCGD), a collaborative group of musicians born and raised in Los Angeles. Apart, they are some of the most sought-after musicians in the world… together they are uninhibited innovators moving effortlessly through multiple genres of music.
Enjoy the conversation…