Bass Player - October 2015 - John Taylor

Bass Player - October 2015 - John Taylor

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Bass Player’s October 2015 issue features Duran Duran’s John Taylor. For their 14th album, Taylor fights to keep the electric bass alive in pop music while conjuring dance-music magic with a synth. “You have to make the music move, and nothing does that more than bass.”

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