In a refreshing change from your usual sweaty rock bassists, we present an interview with Paula Gardiner, Head of Jazz at the Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, and a long-serving upright bassist and recording artist. Words: Joel McIver
The most popular, most copied bass in the world: why change a winning formula, says Mike Brooks. What is there to say about the Fender Jazz that hasn’t been uttered thousands of times before? It’s one of the most successful…
Bass everyman John Patitucci is a law unto himself when it comes to the low end. Andy Hughes asks the great man the big questions.
Dave from Spock’s Beard tell us what he does in less time than it takes you to warm up your fingers…
Tech Music School bass guru Rob Statham says hello and introduces some asymmetry to our lives
New, funky and otherwise hip ‘n’ happening bass players tell us what they do in less time than it takes you to boil up those rusty old roundwounds
Mike Brooks dons his fretless hat and checks out this expressive beauty
Slap expert Pilichowski says hello
Each month we select three essential albums from a genre or player.