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Out Front: An Interview with Andrew Gouché
Interviews

Out Front: An Interview with Andrew Gouché

Judging by the excitement in his voice, you’d think gospel legend Andrew Gouché was just getting his start in the music industry. Sure, he’s worked with The Winans, Prince, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Andraé Crouch, and many more. But after nearly four decades of playing behind the world’s biggest gospel and R&B stars, the bassist is stepping out on his...

Andrew Gouche: 1968 Fender Jazz Bass Church Flow
Bass Videos

Andrew Gouche: 1968 Fender Jazz Bass Church Flow

Gospel bass legend Andrew Gouche has started posting videos of his church performances, and this one of his “church flow” with his trusty 1968 Fender Jazz Bass is on point. Gouche accompanies the choir on “Is My Living In Vain” during a recent service. The clip is a treat as a performance, but it also serves as a lesson in...

Chaka Khan Live with Andrew Gouche: I Feel For You / Ain’t Nobody
Bass Videos

Chaka Khan Live with Andrew Gouche: I Feel For You / Ain’t Nobody

Now this is a concert I wish I was at. Here are two videos of Andrew Gouche grooving like no other with Chaka Khan at the Java Jazz Festival in 2007. The band began the show with the combination of “I Feel For You” (first video) before segueing into “Ain’t Nobody” (second video).

Groove Clinic: An Interview with Andrew Gouche
Interviews

Groove Clinic: An Interview with Andrew Gouche

Photo credit: Ilán Terrell As a long-time camper and recent instructor at Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp, I’ve spent many a camp learning from some of the bass greats. A few years ago, Andrew Gouche appeared for the first time as an instructor at the BBC, bringing along gospel and a whole lotta soul. This year, Andrew returned for the...

Andrew Gouche: You Brought the Sunshine
Bass Videos

Andrew Gouche: You Brought the Sunshine

Here’s an awesome clip of Gospel bass guru Andrew Gouche, getting funky in church with some serious talent including saxophonist Donald Hayes with Tim Carmon, Gorden Campbell, Vadim Zhilberstein, Jackie Gouche, Tracy Brown, Chris Bolton, Mavuto Carpenter and Theresa Jones. Gouche masterfully backs up each player, building their solos to incredible heights while getting his own licks in at all...

Keb Mo Releases “The Reflection”, Featuring a Who’s Who List of Bass Players
New Albums

Keb Mo Releases “The Reflection”, Featuring a Who’s Who List of Bass Players

Keb Mo releases his first studio release since 2006 today, entitled The Reflection. The guitarist wrote and recorded over a period of three years leading up to this release, collaborating with several bassists and other music notables. The twelve track release features Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Vail Johnson, Andrew Gouche, Reggie McBride, Freddie Washington and Kevin McCormick. Mo also collaborated...

Andrew Gouche: Live with Gladys Knight (1995)
Bass Videos

Andrew Gouche: Live with Gladys Knight (1995)

Live from St. Martin in 1995, Andrew Gouche lays down one mean groove with Gladys Knight. Nothing more needs to be said. Enjoy.

The Funky Bass Book
New Albums

The Funky Bass Book

Backbeat Books has released The Funky Bass Book, compiled and edited by former Bass Player magazine editor Bill Leigh. The 256 page book offers a huge collection of “funked-up wisdom and inspiration”, tracing back to the pioneers of R&B, soul and funk, to the latest hop-hop, neo-soul and Gospel. The book’s forward is by Bootsy Collins. The Funky Bass Book‘s...

Gear Watch: MTD Andrew Gouche Signature 635
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: MTD Andrew Gouche Signature 635

Gospel legend Andrew Gouche has shared details of his new Signature MTD bass on his Facebook Page. The Andrew Gouche Signature MTD 635-24 is a 6-string, 35″ scale bass that features an alder body with a maple burl top and a maple neck with a purple heart fingerboard. The neck’s side dots are made from Luminlay, which allows them to...

New Albums

GospelChops: Bass Sessionz Volume 1 now available

GospelChops is now shipping the Bass Sessionz, Vol. 1 DVD. Bass Sessionz includes over three hours of instructional videos, performances and interviews with gospel and jazz bassists Andrew Gouche, Janek Gwizdala, Damian Erskine, Robert “Bubby” Lewis, Justin Raines, Jon Reshard, Dywane Thomas, Anthony Nembhard, and Hadrien Feraud, with special appearances by John Beasley, Michael Tobias of MTD, and legendary drummer,...

Bass Videos, New Albums

GospelChops: Bass Sessionz Volume 1

GospelChops, a producer of gospel music instructional DVDs, is releasing Bass Sessionz: Volume 1 later this month. The DVD includes over three hours of instructional videos, performances and interviews with gospel and jazz bassists Andrew Gouche, Janek Gwizdala, Damian Erskine, Robert “Bubby” Lewis, Justin Raines, Jon Reshard, Dywane Thomas, Anthony Nembhard, and Hadrien Feraud, with special appearances by John Beasley,...