KJ Jensen Publishes “Titans of Bass”

Titans of BassKJ Jensen has released a new book called Titans of Bass that gives insight into the tactics, habits, and routines of the world’s top bassists. The author consulted with over 130 artists on perspectives of the bass, including the first steps to take on the bass, what songs to learn, and which bassists to emulate.

Jensen’s interview list includes Justin Chancellor, Billy Sheehan, Ron Carter, John Patitucci, Geezer Butler, Nathan East, Snow Owl, Abraham Laboriel, Sean Lennon, Leland Sklar, George Porter Jr., Christian McBride, Jack Casady, Stuart Hamm, Verdine White, Bill Laswell, and many more. Here is one example of advice on “why to play the bass” from Victor Wooten:

“The whole function of the bass is to make other people sound better. It’s also one of the easiest instruments to learn to play well enough to play with other people quickly… It’s also a very powerful instrument. A lot of the control of the music comes from the instrument. Yhou get to learn both sides of life with the bass – both the subtle and powerful side.”

Titans of Bass is available now in paperback and Kindle formats.

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