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,
About 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.