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Thanks for stopping by! I'm a bassist and writer in NYC. Feel free to come in and look around...

• Watch some rare bass videos & more

• Read my articles & interviews

Hear isolated bass tracks and rare mp3s



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"I didn't know anything about Joni Mitchell; I hadn't even heard her music." - bassist Jaco Pastorius

My article, which I orginally wrote for Bass Musician Magazine, explores Jaco and Joni's unique musical relationship. The piece includes a special contribution from drummer Peter Erskine.

Read it on Joni's official site here:

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"What do you expect when you have a song written by veteran songwriters Larry Lange and Rick Suchow, produced by the Santana Twins, and sung by the sensational vocalist Shawn Davis? You get a modern day Freestyle banger."

- Traxsource  June 2019

Check out my latest song release, "Heartbeat Away", recorded by The Santana Twins featuring Shawn Davis for Cutting Records (released June 2019).

"Heartbeat Away" recently reached #15 on the Amazon Top 20 Dance chart. Feel free to click on the cover image above to buy.


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Celebrating the 2019 World Series!

Go back in time and watch the great Marvin Gaye sing the National Anthem 51 years ago before the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals take the field in the 1968 World Series.



Also playing now on Suchow TV...

  • Anthony Jackson bass studio w/Dizzy Gillespie
  • Richard Bona bass live w/Joe Zawinul
  • Marcus Miller bass live w/Miles Davis
  • Angela Bofill live w/George Duke & Billy Cobham
  • Stevie Wonder unreleased "My Mother's Eyes"
  • Nathan East bass rehearsal w/Eric Clapton
  • Paul Jackson bass live w/Herbie Hancock

    ... and much more!


    award nominated:


    Camille: I Sing Stevie: The Stevie Wonder Songbook on Camilleon Records

    Best Tribute Album Independent Music Awards nominee

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    Best Cover Song JPF Music Awards "They Won't Go When I Go"

    Featuring: Will Lee, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Mitch Forman, Bobby Franceschini, Marc Quiñones and many more.

    Top Ten on 3 Amazon charts: Latin Jazz, Contemporary R&B, Salsa

    Produced by Rick Suchow and Tommy Uzzo for Camilleon Records

    Visit The Official Camille Website for info.


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    The 100 Greatest Bass Players of All Time

    Bass Player writers & editors past and present-- about a dozen of us-- compiled a list of the 100 Greatest Bass Players for this Special Collector's issue of the magazine.