After four decades, jazz fusion legend Jeff Berlin is composing, playing and educating with as much passion as ever. Mike Flynn meets the great man and learns why jazz theory will make you a better bassist – and human being.…
After 50 years in business, all-grown-up rock icon Suzi Quatro is still playing bass harder than any other three bassists put together. Joel McIver heads to Quatro HQ for the full low-down.
Victor Brandt of veteran death metallers Entombed AD reveals the secrets behind the big sounds.
Jean-Jacques Burnel is that rare bassist – a player with his own tone, his own playing style and his own philosophy. Joel McIver visits Stranglers HQ and asks the big man the big questions.
BGM reports from behind the scenes at TC Electronic, home of bass amps, pedals and Toneprints to die for…
Uncle Funk bassist Dave Clarke describes the process that transformed his Stingray into a disco-ball-bedecked disco artefact.
Malcolm Bruce, son of the late Jack, talks about life at the bass end.
Documentary maker Paul Crutcher is on the hunt to find James Jamerson’s ‘Funk Machine’ Fender Precision. He tells Ben Cooper that he’s closing in on the prize.
Back in October we asked BGM readers to nominate your favourite bass-related event of 2014. You responded with a flood of entries, some hilarious, many serious, but all highly gratifying: the winning entry goes to Robert Mitchell, who nominated his daughter…