Editor's Notes

My Last Issue

My Last Issue
Jake Kot

Life seems to move in phases, and I find myself now in a position where it’s time to move on from this prestigious position that I’ve enjoyed for years and embark upon a new journey that will more than consume all of my time. This is nothing new in the world of the arts… change is a constant. I’ll miss my relationship with all the great people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing through the mag, and, will most assuredly develop new ones over time as I chart yet another course.

This magazine has always been about musical integrity, and it will most assuredly continue under new leadership—yet to be determined, but transition wise will be treated with the same sincerity I certainly hope I’ve brought to it over the years. The mag’s presence will move right into 2012, as well as its presence at NAMM.

The bass community is truly unique, and I’ve been reminded of that more times than I can tell you with my interviews over the years. There is a meeting of the souls among bassists that in my opinion is unrivalled, and the friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime (not to mention the memory of countless killer one liners that I couldn’t put into print).

To the writers and staff members from day one of the mag; my unbound appreciation and respect. You have all made a difference out there with your efforts and will continue to, and not to sound corny, but there’s hardly anything I personally put above making a difference. It’s been an honor to work with all of you.

To the BMM readers; PLAY—PROGRESS—CREATE—INTERACT—QUESTION EVERYTHING—KEEP YOU ATTITUDE IN CHECK—KEEP KEYBOARD BASS IN CHECK—DEMAND BETTER WAGES—SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW ARTISTS—LOVE WHAT YOU DO—MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

All the best,
Jake Kot

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3 Comments

  1. Igor Saavedra

    Igor Saavedra

    December 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Wish you all the success you deserve in your new projects Jake…, thanks for being one of the BMM people (along with Raul and Valery) who believed that my humble work could be important enough to publish. It has been a pleasure to work with you…!!

    Cheers…!!!

    Igor Saavedra.

  2. Andreas Farmakalidis

    andreas farmakalidis

    December 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Jake,

    First of all thanks for being one of the driving forces of the BMM. Thank for all the help , support, opportunities and for trusting my work. It has always been a pleasure to work and talk to you.
    Good luck in all your future endeavors. I wish u all the success in all your future projects.

    Best

    Andreas

  3. BISCUIT

    December 20, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Good luck Jake and thank you for everything you have done for BMM, and for giving me the opportunity of having my own column which has enabled some great talent new and not so new to be heard about at this fabulous online outlet for all the Low enders out there.

    Respects always
    BISCUIT ;o)

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Editor's Notes
Jake Kot

Jake Kot is the owner and designer for his custom bassline Kot Basses, partner in "Mitchell & Kot Productions", and performing on over 100 CD's, Jake has also written, arranged, and produced two solo Cd's featuring such world class players as Dave Weckl, Eric Marienthall and Dave Derge. In addition musically to being a performer and composer, Jake is also a clinician for Accugroove Cabinets, Hevos amps, and D'Addario strings, and has been featured at such bass events as Bassquake and Bassbash. He is currently working on his 3rd solo CD for release in 2008, the completion of his first instructional book called "The Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns by Slonimsky--Applications", and will be a regular fixture on upcoming bass events.

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