BILL LASWELL, BASS: The Final Frontier – BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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BILL LASWELL, BASS: The Final Frontier – BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE INTERVIEW… Original Transcript BAJ: Let’s begin by asking you to articulate your general concept of the word “sound”… Not, necessarily “your sound”, perse. But, what does sound do to your soul and what is your immediate reaction to sounds that give you pleasure? BL: I probably don’t […]

Bassist Lorenzo Feliciati– Why Is Music Important (The Panel Experiment) by Brent-Anthony Johnson

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Bassist Lorenzo Feliciati on Why Is Music Important… Who are you, and what do you do? I am Lorenzo Feliciati and I am a bass player, Producer, Arranger and bass teacher based in Rome, Italy. Who are your primary musical influences? I grew up listening to my older brother’s music collection that included groups like Led Zeppelin, […]

Bassist Tim Paul Weiner – Why Is Music Important (The Panel Experiment) by Brent-Anthony Johnson

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Bassist Tim Paul Weiner on Why Is Music Important… Who are you, and what do you do? My name is Tim Paul Weiner (pronounced “WHY-ner”). My friends call me Tim-Paul, or “TP”. I’m an electric bassist, songwriter and composer. I am originally from the Midwest… But, I’ve been living in Boston since 2000. I’m a Berklee College […]

Interview with Bassist Gros Ngolle Pokossi

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Gros Ngolle Pokossi – Session & Touring Bassist… There are places that produce a bumper crop of some of the world’s most notable musicians.  In the bass world, places like Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Virginia, etc. are virtually known as bass player factories. For example, Willie Dixon, Verdine White, Ethan Farmer, Chuck Webb, Bill Dickens, etc., […]

Backstage Pass with Gordon Bash

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Backstage Pass with Gordon Bash… The small town of New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, is famous for three things: it’s proximity to Livermore Cemetery (featured in Night of The Living Dead), a strip club with a drive-thru, and being the childhood home of production and bass extraordinaire Gordon Bash, of Magnolia Memoir and Mankind Is Obsolete. Bash was […]

From Amateur to Pro: A Discussion with George Farmer by John Kuhlman

George Farmer is a successful working bassist living in New York City with several Broadway shows and recordings to his credit.

A Discussion with George Farmer… George Farmer (Facebook / website) is an electric and double bassist in New York City. Raised in Vienna, Austria, his earliest musical education came from his father, trumpeter Art Farmer, and later, at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Classical Upright Bass performance, and at the Conservatory of Vienna, Jazz […]

Mark Kelley – Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!, October 2014 Issue

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Bass Musician Magazine – October 2014 Cover Interview with Bassist Mark Kelley… As the call and response of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon theme kicks in, there is an immediate assertiveness to the bass sound. After the vocal refrain, the bass line walks and winds though the lower register, pumping low tones as the […]