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Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman Set to Release 11-Hour Album
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Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman Set to Release 11-Hour Album

Steve Lawson isn’t one for sticking to the norm. Besides his ethereal solo work, the six-string bassist likes to experiment with other improvisors to create in-the-moment performances – often without having ever played with them before – and release the result directly to his fans. His latest collaboration with percussionist Daniel Berkman, entitled FingerPainting, collects nearly every note that the...

Steve Lawson Releases “Nothing Can Prepare” with Saxophonist Andy Williamson
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Steve Lawson Releases “Nothing Can Prepare” with Saxophonist Andy Williamson

Steve Lawson has released a new duo album with saxophonist Andy Williamson entitled Nothing Can Prepare. The album is taken from performances captured on tour in church venues and features Lawson’s beautiful, ambient improvisation with Williamson joining in, starting from the back of the church for a gorgeous effect. While the title is taken from one of Lawson’s compositions, it...

Steve Lawson and Mike Outram Release “Invenzioni”
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Steve Lawson and Mike Outram Release “Invenzioni”

Steve Lawson has released Invenzioni, the first of three albums with guitarist Mike Outram. Recorded in 2010, the album was the first time the duo had ever played together, though the music would suggest otherwise. “We’d never played together, we just set up our stuff and started playing,” said Outram. “What you hear is two people playing music together for...

Steve Uccello Releases Fire Times, with Steve Lawson
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Steve Uccello Releases Fire Times, with Steve Lawson

Steve Uccello‘s latest release is Fire Times, an album on which he shares low end duties with UK solo bassist Steve Lawson. The group, dubbed Clarified Birds, is rounded out by drummer Mike Shannon and multi-instrumentalist and singer Dayan Kai. Fire Times came about after Uccello started thinking of arranging for a single tune he wrote. “I had this piece...

Steve Lawson: “Hello” Solo Bass Cover
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Steve Lawson: “Hello” Solo Bass Cover

During the 2012 London Bass Guitar Show, bassist Steve Lawson took the stage with his Modulus fretted 6 string and performed this solo bass arrangement of Lionel Richie’s “Hello”. The arrangement, the tone and the bass are all pretty sweet.

Steve Lawson Releases New Live, Improvised Solo Bass Album
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Steve Lawson Releases New Live, Improvised Solo Bass Album

Steve Lawson has released Believe in Peace, a four song album taken from his performance at the I Ching Arts Exhibit in Minneapolis. The exhibit featured the work of Geoff Bush, which moved Lawson so much that he decided to break from his normal gig routine with his wife and play an additional improv solo set. “Intending to play a...

New School: Steve Lawson
New School

New School: Steve Lawson

Steve Lawson is the epitome of new school. After beginning to play solo bass in the late 1990s, Lawson has been utilizing his love of technology and community to not only expand the scope of the instrument’s identity, but also to bring players together in discussions through social media. Steve’s advocacy for a “do-it-yourself” career, including releasing your own music...

Steve Lawson Releases “11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything”
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Steve Lawson Releases “11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything”

Bassist Steve Lawson has released his first solo studio album in 6 years, entitled 11 Reasons Why 3 Is Greater Than Everything. Recorded between October 2010 and April 2011, “11 Reasons” is full of ambient as well as melodic music that the bassist describes as a “film in 11 discreet acts.” Lawson once again puts his looping expertise to good...

Bass Videos

Steve Lawson and Michael Manring: Improvised Duet

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about solo bassist Steve Lawson playing a gig with bassist Michael Manring. For those of you who did not get the chance to see it, Lawson has uploaded multiple videos of the October 6th gig at the Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar. We’re featuring one of those videos, a beautiful, improvised duet....

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Steve Lawson and Michael Manring live at Don Quixotes

Over the weekend, bassist Steve Lawson posted about a live performance he recorded with Michael Manring. 3 Live improvisations was recorded from the audience at Don Quixotes in Felton, Santa Cruz, California in January, 2008. It knocked me out. Steve is playing a fretless 6-string bass, and Michael is playing his 4-string basses, with looping. Steve and Michael’s next duo...