Interview: Fito Garcia, Afro-Cuban Bass Ensemble

I play a six-string bass, because it allows me to express myself further. I have all the low notes I need to lay down the groove, but I can also introduce chords and high melodies if the song allows it.

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Larry Graham returns to the Jazz Café


Larry Graham & Graham Central Station will be performing at the Jazz Café on 1-2 July 2015.

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Interview: Brendan Grieve, Sam Smith

My bass style changes all the time. I try to adapt to different genres. I play a five-string bass because I think it’s important to have the option of going to a lower octave when needed, especially when playing pop

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Interview: Michael ‘Smoove’ Hamilton, Jessie J

I play a five-string bass so that the low end growl is readily accessible. I detune my bass down a step to A-D-G-C-F. Understand that you are the backbone of the band. I’m a firm believer that the bass brings

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Interview: Barend Courbois, Blind Guardian

Pic: Florentijn I slap since I saw Larry Graham for the first time on the BBC Rock School TV programme back in 1980. Be the glue between the guitar player (or whatever solo instrument applies) and the drums: study drum

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Interview: Russ Meehan, Crisis

I love bass. Simple as that. I’ve been a lead singer since I was 14, but I was a bass player even before that. I have a very wide taste in music, everything from Talking Heads and Sly & Robbie,

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Interview: Jonas Renkse, Bloodbath

Pic: Ester Segarra I play five-string bass to be able to maintain tone and clarity even in the deepest, downtuned audial crypts. I do not slap because it does not fit well in death metal. My bass heroes? In metal

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Interview: Yoyo Röhm, Carl Carlton

Interview: Jo Wilms I would describe my bass style as eclectic, fueled by a variety of very different sources. I do not play five- or six-string bass, because four-strings were fine for hundreds of years, so why change something that’s

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Interview: Charlotte Cooper, The Subways

My bass style is far from perfect, but I get to run around on stage playing the music I love. A four-string bass has more than enough strings for me. Have you seen the size of my hands? I do

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Interview: Andy Glass, We Came As Romans

When I was younger I was in a band at school and everyone was like, ‘I wanna play guitar, I wanna sing and I was like, I wanna be in the band, what will I do?’ I asked for a

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