Bass Player - July 2016 - Tony Visconti

Bass Player - July 2016 - Tony Visconti

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Bass Player – July 2016

Tony ViscontiDavid Bowie’s 1970 breakthrough “The Man Who Sold the World” is undedrrated as a landmark bass recording. Visconti, who went on to become a top producer, revisits his ground-shaking work on the LP.

Jeff Buckley’sLast Goodbye” – Mick Grondahl  channels Tina Weymouth and reggae on this cinematic tune from Buckley’s only studio album, 1994’s Grace.

Short – Scale Bass Roundup – Long past their reputation as being cheap and inferior, shorties are hot. We check out some of the best short scale basses out there.

Community:   Lowdown, the Real World

New Gear:      Ernie Ball, Providence, Form Factor

Bass Notes:    Benny Rietveld – Back with Santana & a major reunion

                      Alissia Benveniste – Funking up a storm online

Soundroom:   FENDER American Elite Jazz Bass

                       L.R. Baggs Stadium Electric Bass DI

Woodshed:    Jazz Concepts – Pattern recognition

                      R&B Gold – Standing by Lloyd Trotman