Berklee Bass Talk: Is It Necessary To Play Live To Improve?

ed-lucie-150x150Berklee Bass Talk: Is It Necessary To Play Live To Improve? Ed Lucie is the Associate Professor of the Berklee College Of Music Bass Department, and he will be happy to answer your questions. So feel free to ask away, and we will forward your questions to Ed. __________________________________________ Q:  Is it still necessary for […]

Verdine White: The Eternal Dance Goes On – Bass Musician Magazine, September 2013

09-2013-Bass Musician Magazine - Verdine White-smallVerdine White: The Eternal Dance Goes On (Click on Cover for PDF View)   In this era of too many overrated artists, and too many albums that have the shelf life of pre-washed salad, the lasting impact of Earth, Wind & Fire on musical culture really can’t be overstated. Conceptualized by drummer Maurice White, and […]

Berklee Bass Talk: Swinging With The Drummer– Push, Pull Or Line It Up?

buddy-richBerklee Bass Talk: Swinging With The Drummer– Push, Pull Or Line It Up? Ed Lucie is the Associate Professor of the Berklee College Of Music Bass Department, and he will be happy to answer your questions! So feel free to ask away, and we will forward your questions to Ed.   Q: When drummers swing, […]

Foreigner’s Jeff Pilson: Rock Journeyman by Rick Suchow: Bass Musician Magazine June 2013

jeff-pilson-bass-musician magazineForeigner’s Jeff Pilson: Rock Journeyman by Rick Suchow: Bass Musician Magazine June 2013… It’s been nearly a decade since bassist Jeff Pilson joined Mick Jones’ re-tooled incarnation of Foreigner, and here in 2013 the party goes on for the iconic rockers who first delivered mega-hits like “Cold As Ice” and “Feels Like The First Time” […]

Cassie Taylor: Born Of The Blues

CTfeatCassie Taylor: Born Of The Blues… Is it possible to be born with grit in your DNA? In the case of bassist-singer Cassie Taylor, whose album Out Of My Mind drops today, the answer is decidedly yes. She’s the daughter of award-winning blues innovator Otis Taylor, and it seems she’s well on her way to […]

Berklee Bass Talk: Throw Away The Metronome?

metronomeEd Lucie is the Associate Professor of the Berklee College Of Music Bass Department, and he will be happy to answer your questions! So feel free to ask away, and we will forward your questions to Ed. Q:  Is the ability to play with good time something that can be improved with practice, or is […]

3 Doors Down Bassist Charged With Vehicular Homicide

Todd-Harrell-150x1503 Doors Down Bassist Charged With Vehicular Homicide… Todd Harrell, bassist and founding member of the multi-platinum selling band 3 Doors Down, has been charged by Nashville police with vehicular homicide. Police say Harrell’s speeding car clipped a pickup truck on Interstate 40, sending it down an embankment and killing the truck’s driver, 47-year old […]

Paul McCartney To Re-Release Wings Over America Live Album

PM150For fans of Paul McCartney’s solo career, the just-announced reissue of his excellent Wings Over America live set from 1976 has been a long-awaited and much anticipated event. Like other recent re-releases from his solo catalog, Paul is giving Wings’ long lost live album the deluxe treatment in a big way, with a four-disc box […]

Berklee Bass Talk: Was Jaco Overrated?

jaco-150This month we revive a column that first appeared late last year… Ed Lucie is the Associate Professor of the Berklee College Of Music Bass Department, and he will be happy to answer your questions! So feel free to ask away, and we will forward your questions to Ed. Q: “There seems to be some […]