Bass Player - August 2016 - Prince
Bass Player – August 2016
As a masterful polymath - a brilliant songwriter, stunning singer, riveting performer, gifted drummer, innovative programmer, jaw-dropping guitarist, prolific producer, and exceptional keyboardist - Prince was without equal. He was a fascinating composite who transcended his influences, the rare artist who also excelled in business, and a limitless fountain of grooves and ideas.
When Prince Rogers Nelson died in April, the world lost one of the greatest all-around artists it had ever known.
Les Claypool – In his new duo with Sean Lennon, the Claypool Lennon Delirium, Les Claypool has been reborn as a master of melodic support.
TLC's "Waterfalls" - LaMarquis "Marq" Jefferson vibes through an eight-barprogression with a constantly building part on one of the biggest R&B smash hits of the 1990's.
Community: Lowdown, the Real World, Court of Opinion
New Gear: Stonefield, Source Audio, Barefaced
The One: Macca's Hofner
Bass Notes: Frank Bello - Hungrier than ever with Anthrax
Travis Carlton - Fusion bloodlines with Groove Legacy
Evan Brewer - Redefining metal with Entheos
Soundroom: Moollon B524 5-string
Sukop Singlecut Hybrid semi-hollow 5-string
Woodshed: Jazz Concepts – Using patterns wisely
R&B Gold – The Best bass intros ever