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  • Bassist Profiles

    by Published on 03-21-2011 08:30 AM  Number of Views: 2557 
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    Alex Choub was born in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. He grew up in the city area and began playing piano at 6 yrs old.

    Alex started playing bass at age of 14 and main influences was Jaco, Stanley Clarke, Mark King, Tony Levin and other bass heroes. He then attended the School of Music in Krasnoyarsk, and played in the Krasnoyarsk ...
    by Published on 03-13-2011 08:00 PM  Number of Views: 4576 
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    Confession time: We had no idea who Mark King was (or Level 42, for that matter) prior to researching the London Bass Guitar Show. Shows what we know. No doubt those of you who thrive on slap bass are already familiar with him. This bio - courtesy of our friends at Wikipedia - is for the rest of us.
    Ed.

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    by Published on 03-01-2011 08:45 PM  Number of Views: 761 

    Kai Eckhardt, a good friend of Roy Vogt's and one of today's more influential bassists, is a Liberian / German bassist known through his work with guitarist John McLaughlin in the late 80's, Billy Cobham ...
    by Published on 03-01-2011 01:15 AM  Number of Views: 1839 
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    Dave Pomeroy is a gifted bassist (meaning he PRACTICES!) and President of the Nashville Musician's Union. We're most grateful that, given his demanding schedule, he managed to grant us an exclusive interview, which follows: First, a couple of paragraphs from his bio on Wikipedia by way of introduction:

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    by Published on 01-24-2011 05:40 AM  Number of Views: 425 
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    This guy looks like he could really pound out some thunder in his day!!

    JOHANNES MATTHIAS SPERGER
    (1750 - 1812)

    Johannes Matthias Sperger was one of the most prolific composers of his time.

    Nevertheless his reputation rested largely on his abilities as ...
    by Published on 01-11-2011 10:15 PM  Number of Views: 2371 
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    It's a wonderful thing to discover bassists you weren't necessarily aware of, but whose passion for and remarkable ability on the bass is something you want to rush out and shout to the world. Such is the case with Amanda Ruzza - a bassist we think every bassist should know. We were privileged to interview Amanda recently and present this remarkable musician herewith.
    Enjoy!
    Ed.

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    by Published on 01-01-2011 06:30 AM  Number of Views: 872 
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    This article re-printed with permission.
    © 2010 Jon Liebman
    For Bass Players Only
    www.forbassplayersonly.com



    Bob Babbitt

    Bob Babbitt is a bass-playing legend. As one of Motown’s original “Funk Brothers” (recently enshrined on the Hollywood Walk of Fame), Bob has laid down bass tracks for Gladys Knight & the Pips, Edwin Starr, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, the O’Jays, Teddy Pendergrass and the Spinners. He also worked ...
    by Published on 12-23-2010 09:45 PM  Number of Views: 714 
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    Max Bennett

    Max Bennett (born May 24, 1928) is an American jazz bassist and session musician.
    Bennett grew up in Kansas City and Oskaloosa, Iowa, and went to college in Iowa. His first professional gig was with Herbie Fields in 1949, and following
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    by Published on 11-29-2010 05:30 AM     Number of Views: 998 
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    Bill Dickens has played bass with a wide variety of artists, including Pat Metheny, George Michael, Joe Zawinul, Janet Jackson, Grover Washington, Jr., Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Freddie Hubbard, Al DiMeola, Dennis Chambers, Steve Morse, Randy Newman and many others. He also held down the bass chair for pianist Ramsey Lewis for several years, recording on Lewis’ Les Fleurs, A Classic Encounter and Urban Renewal albums. Dickens is well known for using extended-range basses and for his speed funk.

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    by Published on 11-15-2010 06:15 AM  Number of Views: 2067 
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    Those of you who have been playing bass for a while will be familiar with the subject of this month's Bass Player Bio - the amazing Stanley Clarke.

    Mentor to many of today's premiere bassists (including Roy Vogt, Steve Bailey, and Victor Wooten), Stanley revolutionized bass play and, at the same time, introduced our favorite instrument to a generation of players whose style and technique bear the unmistakeable imprint of his influence.
    Enjoy!
    Ed.

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