Bass Musician Magazine Q&A with Jason Raso

Jason RasoName: Jason Raso Born In What City: Guelph, Ontario, Canada Current Band(s) I Play With: The Jason Raso Quartet CD’s I’ve Released/ Been a Part Of: The Bassman Cometh (2001), Live On Planet Bop (2002), Detour (2005), Groovespeak (2007), The Red Arrow (2011), Slingshot (2013) Describe – The Way I Play Bass: I strive to […]

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

Jimmy Haslip - Modern Improvisation for BassWho are you, and what do you do? My name is Jimmy Haslip, and I am a musician/bassist/producer/composer. Who are your primary musical influences? All music, R&B, Rock, Funk, Jazz, Classical, pop, ethnic music, folk music, Jaco Pastorius, Ron Carter, Weather Report, Jimi Hendrix, Bartok, Sly Stone, Mstislav Rostopovich, Salif Keita, Antonio Carlos, Jobim, Issac Delgado, […]

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

Jemaine Hall- Why Is Music ImportantWho are you, and what do you do?  I am Bassist Jermaine Hall and I have been playing for a grand total of 24 years to date! (Laughs) It’s been a blast and I’m looking forward to many more great years going forward!! Who are your primary musical influences? My influences are: Mike Pope, Tony […]

Balancing Act – Interview with Bassist and Film Scorer, Sean O’Bryan Smith by Ty Campbell

Bassist Sean OBryan SmithSean O’Bryan Smith is an internationally acclaimed bassist, solo artist, composer and producer. He’s recorded for over 100 major and independent artists worldwide ranging from George Clinton to Keith Urban to Larry Carlton. His solo albums have topped radio charts around the globe and he’s about to release his fourth solo album as a leader. […]

Bass On Broadway: Interview with Zach Sturms by Ty Campbell

Bassist Zach Sturms Bass On BroadwayIn the second interview of the Bass On Broadway, Nashville, TN series, we speak with Zach Sturms. Zach has been part of the Nashville scene since he moved here in late 2007 and is one of the many fine and talented bassists on the scene.  What influenced you to choose bass as your main instrument? […]

John Myung: The Progression Towards Excellence – Bass Musician Magazine, April 2014 Issue

John Myung - Bass Musician Magazine - April 2014There are few players that can be attributed to having pushed the boundaries in their respective genres. Not only in sheer influence but also in technical mastery of their instruments. Among bassists, we have known one man who has held down the foundation for the band that has reshaped progressive rock as we know it […]

Smart Bass Guitar Announces New Featured Interview with Zander Zon

Smart Bass Guitar Announces New Featured Interview with Zander ZonBass guitar blog, Smart Bass Guitar, announces the release of a new featured interview with solo bassist and composer, Zander Zon. This interview is the most recent interview Zander Zon has had since early 2013 with Institute of Bass. The 13-question featured piece covers topics exploring more of the musical background of Zander Zon as well […]

Interview With Nathan East – Bass Musician Magazine, March 2014 Issue {PDF}

nathan east - bass musician magazine - march 2014CLICK COVER TO OPEN PDF About Rick SuchowRick Suchow has been an in-demand bassist on the live New York music scene for more than three decades, logging nearly 4000 gigs in a career that has taken him from Lincoln Center to the White House. He is also a songwriter whose tunes have charted on Billboard, […]

Bass On Broadway: Interview with Michael Pisculli by Ty Campbell

Bass On Broadway -Interview with Michael PisculliIn this first interview, the first of several to come in the series, Bass On Broadway, Nashville, TN, we speak with Michael Pisculli about playing bass on Broadway. Michael has been in Nashville since 2011 and is one of many fine and talented bassists working the scene. What influenced you to choose bass as your […]