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Witherfall: An Interview with Anthony Crawford
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Witherfall: An Interview with Anthony Crawford

Witherfall is gearing up to release their second album, A Prelude to Sorrow, on November 2nd. The metal band draws from a lot of influences for an incredible sound, which is why it’s perfect that bassist Anthony Crawford is holding down the low end. His background in heavy music mixed with jazz and progressive rock led him to craft perfect...

The Language of Bass: An Interview with Anthony Crawford
Interviews

The Language of Bass: An Interview with Anthony Crawford

As genres morph and blend into each other, it has been increasingly important for bassists to be able to cover a variety of styles. Many get a style knowledge that is either an inch wide and a mile deep or a mile wide and an inch deep. Anthony Crawford’s knowledge is a mile wide and a mile deep. That may...

Anthony Crawford: Jazz vs Hiphop
Bass Videos

Anthony Crawford: Jazz vs Hiphop

Bassist Anthony Crawford shared this on his Facebook page and it immediately caught my attention. He recorded it as a demo for his Mirura MB-2 bass, and the song is just as stunning as the bass. The story behind the music is incredible, too. “This is a song from my last album, Urban Jazz/My Story,” Crawford explains. “I call the...

BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video
Bass Videos

BassTheWorld: 29 Bassists in 1 Video

The internet is a wonderful thing. Gregor Fris from BasstheWorld.com put together this epic bass jam with 29 bassists from all over the world for a stunning display of the instrument’s diversity. The bassists in order of appearance are Federico Malaman, Lars Lehmann, Trip Wamsley, Or Lubianiker, Hyunmo Kim (aka “hjfreaks”), Ralf Gauck, Zander Zon, Nathan Navarro, Miki Santamaria, Nik...

Vahagn Stepanyan with Anthony Crawford: Give More
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Vahagn Stepanyan with Anthony Crawford: Give More

Vahagn Stepanyan emailed me a couple of videos of music from his debut album, Moonlight. And this one grooves, thanks in large part to bassist Anthony Crawford, who makes it happen along with drummer Weerachat Premananda Jr. The guitarist in the video is Felipe Praino. Enjoy!

Anthony Crawford: Bass Solo on Virgil Donati’s “Eleven”
Bass Videos

Anthony Crawford: Bass Solo on Virgil Donati’s “Eleven”

Anthony Crawford sent us this video of a rehearsal with drummer Virgil Donati for their upcoming European tour. This is his bass solo from Donati’s tune, “Eleven.” Good luck keeping up with it!

Anthony Crawford Releases “Urban Jazz – My Story”
New Albums

Anthony Crawford Releases “Urban Jazz – My Story”

Anthony Crawford has released Urban Jazz – My Story, his second album as a leader. The effort follows up on 2010’s Urban Jazz and continues his style of combining hip hop, pop, and jazz. My Story takes a more lyrical approach and features a stacked list of personnel that includes Frank McComb, Dave Weckl, Eric Darius, Ruslan Sirota and others....

Anthony Crawford: What
Bass Videos

Anthony Crawford: What

Check out this awesome solo bass performance by Anthony Crawford. Recorded while on tour with Allan Holdsworth and Virgil Donati in Opole, Poland, Crawford takes the crowd for a ride with his tune “What” from his album Urban Jazz.

Anthony Crawford: Solo from Bass Bash 2012
Bass Videos

Anthony Crawford: Solo from Bass Bash 2012

The Bass Bash is an annual concert coinciding with NAMM, and it’s a great hang to meet bassists and listen to some killing music. Here’s a great clip from the first night of the event of Anthony Crawford’s solo while his band played “Whatever It Is” by Soulive. His band is rounded out by Ron Allen on drums, Kamasi Washington...

Anthony Crawford Releases Urban Jazz
New Albums

Anthony Crawford Releases Urban Jazz

Jazz bassist Anthony Crawford has released his debut CD, Urban Jazz, on Hydro 6 Records. The 11-track album is exactly what the title implies: a cool hybrid of Jazz, hip-hop, pop, funk, and smooth listening. The opening track and lead single, “Windy Days,” is a great R&B flavored tune with a bass melody that lets Crawford’s 6-string Roscoe really sing....