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

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Bassist Edo Castro – Why Is Music Important (The Panel Experiment) by Brent-Anthony Johnson Who are you, and what do you do? My Name is Edo Castro. I’m a bassist, composer and arranger. I’ve been at this for almost 40 years! There was a time I did play music for a living… But, I resented […]

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

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Bassist Jason Raso– Why Is Music Important (The Panel Experiment) by Brent-Anthony Johnson Who are you, and what do you do? My name is Jason Raso. I am a bass player, bandleader, composer, instructor, film noir buff, hockey fan, baked goods aficionado, husband and father.  Who are your primary musical influences? I have a real […]

Alberto Rigoni – Bass Musician Magazine, January 2015 Issue

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Alberto Rigoni – Bass Musician Magazine Interview, January 2015 Issue… Transcribed from a Skype interview (Ty) How did you get your start playing bass? (Alberto) I started playing bass when I was 16 years old after a friend of mine introduced me to Dream Theater and the first song I listened to was “A Change of Seasons”, a 23 […]

Bass Musician Magazine Q&A with Colin Trusedell

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Colin Trusedell sits down for a Q&A with Bass Musician Magazine… Name: Colin Trusedell Born In What City: Indianapolis, Indiana Current Band(s) I Play With: U.S. Air Force Academy Band – BLUE STEEL, Quartet of Jazz Death, Julie Bradley & Friends. Former Bands I Have Played With: U.S. Navy Band Northeast CD’s I’ve Released/ Been […]

Bill Laswell – The Bladerunner’s Journey, December 2014 Issue

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(CLICK for the original Transcript) Listening to Bill Laswell speak, produce and play is very much like hearing the returning report of a deep space traveler. Known as a “thinking man’s musician/visionary” since becoming an iconic presence on the scene in the late 1970’s, he has folded space with a number of like-minded souls ranging […]

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., […]