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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:

song of the week:


"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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Now playing only 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.