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This page contains interviews & interview links.

Also see Next Pages to read my articles on three legendary bassists:

James Jamerson Jaco Pastorius Paul McCartney

... as well as reprints of some of my published bass articles. 



***Please note that after ten years of writing bass interviews non-stop, I'm on a temporary self-imposed, much needed break (as of summer 2017).

Below are reprints or links to selected bass interviews that I have done over the past decade.

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Bass Player Articles 2015 - 2017

 

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Click screenshot for complete list of my published articles at BP: 

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Thomas Morgan: In the Moment (July 2017)

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Check out my interview with Thomas Morgan, whose recent live album with guitarist Bill Frisell is garnering great reviews, in the July 2017 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Thomas Morgan interview Bass Player July 2017.

Also featured July 2017: No Doubt's Tony Kanal, Bubby Lewis and more.

 

 


Brandi Disterheft: Deep Blue (May 2017)

 

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Check out my interview with up and coming upright bassist Brand Disterheft in the May 2017 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Brandi Disterheft interview Bass Player May 2017.

Also featured May 2017: Juan Alderete and Beyonce bassist Lauren Taneil.

 

 


 

Neal Caine: Daytime Gets Deeper (April 2017)

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Check out my interview with Harry Connick, Jr.'s longtime bassist Neal Caine in the April 2017 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Neal Caine interview Bass Player April 2017.

Also featured April 2017: great interviews with Sting and Nathan East.

 


Bass Player Special Collector's Issue: The 100 Greatest Bass Players  (February 2017) 

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BP writers & editors past and present-- a dozen of us-- compiled a list of the hundred greatest bass players for this very special collector's issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Bass Player's 100 Greatest Bass Players February 2017.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player store.

 


Percy Jones: Fretless Frontiers (January 2017)

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Check out my interview with Brand X co-founder Percy Jones in the January 2017 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Percy Jones interview Bass Player January 2017.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player store.

Also featured January 2017: Metallica's Robert Trujillo, Etienne Mbappe and more.



Richard Hammond: Founding Father's Foundation (November 2016)

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Check out my interview with Hamilton bassist Richard Hammond in the November 2016 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Richard Hammond interview Bass Player November 2016.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player Store.

Also featured November 2016: The Pixies' Paz Lenchantin, Journey's Ross Valory and more.

 


Miroslav Vitous: Weather Patterns (October 2016)

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Check out my interview with ECM recording artist Miroslav Vitous in the October 2016 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Miroslav Vitous interview Bass Player October 2016.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player Store.

Also featured October 2016: Bakithi Kumalo, the Deftones' Sergio Vega and more.

 


 Benny Rietveld: Rockin' The Return Of Santana (July 2016)

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Check out my interview with Santana bassist Benny Rietveld in the July 2016 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Benny Rietveld interview Bass Player July 2016.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player Store.

Also featured July 2016: David Bowie producer/bassist Tony Visconti, Allissia Benveniste and more.

 


Aidan Carroll: Double Vision (June 2016)

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Check out my interview with Lisa Fischer bassist Aidan Carroll, with additional comments from his mentor John Patitucci, in the June 2016 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Aidan Carroll interview Bass Player June 2016.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player Store.

Also featured June 2016: Cheap Trick's Tom Petersson, Bobby Vega, John Myung and more.

 


Web Exclusive: Give The Drummer Some: Peter Erskine

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Check out my new web-only series, where I ask drummers their thoughts on bass players!



Andy Cichon: Man Down Under  (April 2016)

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Check out my interview with longtime Billy Joel bassist Andy Cichon in the April 2016 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Andy Cichon interview Bass Player April 2016.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player Store.

Also featured April 2016: Esperanza Spalding, Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes and more.

 


Paul Nowinski: Stone Supporter  (February 2016)

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Check out my interview with NYC bassist Paul Nowinski, formerly of the Les Paul Trio and most recently on Keith Richards' new solo album, in the February 2016 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Paul Nowinski interview Bass Player February 2016.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player Store.

Also featured February 2016: Joe Jackson bassist Graham Maby, Reggie Hamilton, and a great recap of the latest Bass Player Live fest in California.



Michael Thurber: Human Touch   (January 2016)

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Check out my interview with Michael Thurber, bassist at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, in the January 2016 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Michael Thurber interview Bass Player January 2016.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player Store.

Also featured January 2016: Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo discusses the just-released Jaco Pastorius documentary, Nikki Monninger, Kenny Aaronson and more.

 


Chris Squire: A Wonderous Journey  (November 2015)

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Check out my cover story tribute to Yes bassist Chris Squire in the November 2015 issue of Bass Player, with contributions from current and former Yes members Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman and Alan White, and technical assistance for the gear page from Michael Tobias. Read it online here: Chris Squire tribute Bass Player November 2015.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player Store.

Also featured November 2015: Bill Laswell, Alex Peterson and more.



David Hungate: Toto Recall (October 2015)

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Check out my interview with David Hungate of Toto in the October 2015 issue of Bass Player. David's back with the band after a 30 year hiatus. Read it online here: David Hungate interview Bass Player October 2015.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player Store

Also featured October 2015: Duran Duran's John Taylor, Hagar Ben Ari from The Late Late Show With James Corden and more.

 


David Hood: Swamper Underwater (August 2015)

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Check out my interview with Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section bassist and new Waterboys member David Hood in the August 2015 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: David Hood interview Bass Player August 2015.

Print issue for sale in the Bass Player Store.

Also featured August 2015: AC/DC's Cliff Williams, Ben Kenney of Incubus and more.

 


Glen Burtnik: Fab Forward (June 2015)

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Check out my interview with Beatles aficionado and former Styx member Glen Burtnik in the June 2015 issue of Bass Player. Read it online here: Glen Burtnik interview Bass Player June 2015.

Print issue for sale in the BassPlayer Store.

Also featured June 2015: Marcus Miller interview, Foo Fighters' Nate Mendel and more.

 


Older Bass Interviews: Selected Reprints

(Chosen from my articles published in Bass Guitar Magazine or Bass Musician Magazine):

nathan east (january 2015)

nathan east (march 2014)

verdine white of earth, wind & fire (september 2013)

jeff pilson of foreigner (june 2013)

chris squire of yes (march 2013)

tony levin (march 2013)

john patitucci (december 2012)

tom hamilton of aerosmith (november 2012)

harry shearer of spinal tap (september 2012)

marcus miller (august 2012)

john driskell hopkins of zac brown band (august 2012)

hutch hutchinson of bonnie raitt band (may 2012)

tom kennedy (march 2012)

harvey brooks (march 2011)

nathan watts of stevie wonder band (february 2011)

larry graham of sly & family stone (november 2010)

benny rietveld of santana (september 2010)

eddie gomez (june 2010)

jimmy haslip of yellowjackets (may 2010)

bob babbitt the motown legend (january 2010)

roger sadowsky (july 2009)

will lee of david letterman band (september 2008)

berklee bass talk: ask ed lucie...

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