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Bass Tracks: An Interview with Derek Frank
Interviews

Bass Tracks: An Interview with Derek Frank

When you take a look at a list of his current gigs, it’s a wonder that Derek Frank gets any sleep at all. The L.A. bassist and musical director has been busy laying down the low end for Shania Twain, Air Supply, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, and The Dirty Diamond, to name a few. That’s not to mention his...

Derek Frank: All Day Sucker
Bass Videos

Derek Frank: All Day Sucker

Derek Frank has some serious groove, and he put it to work on this cover of Stevie Wonder’s “All Day Sucker.” Frank shares that his version is “played ala Marcus Miller, with some fun analog synths and vocoder in addition to bass.” Get ready to nod your head.

Derek Frank: Billie Jean
Bass Videos

Derek Frank: Billie Jean

Derek Frank leads off his bass-only intro for “Billie Jean” in this live performance of the bassist’s arrangement of the Michael Jackson tune. Recorded live in Studio City, CA in September, 2010.

Review: Let the Games Begin… by Derek Frank
Reviews

Review: Let the Games Begin… by Derek Frank

Let the Games Begin… is one funky record! It sounds like it was fun to play this music and it’s definitely fun to listen to. It’s a playful, funky, groove-driven, mostly instrumental record that reminds me a little of those 70s jazz-funk records that recorded when the session superstars got together to have fun. Derek Frank is an in-demand bassist...