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bass & pen

 

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm a bassist, writer and composer. This site has been online since 2007, and is currently undergoing some long overdue maintenance. The 2021 updated version will be up soon.

I'm excited about new writing projects, new videos, and the upcoming release of my first album. I wish you all well, stay safe, and I look forward to our post-pandemic world.

In the meantime, feel free to check out my YouTube channel (see link below) -- thank you for 10 million channel views! -- or check my work bio on LinkedIn and let me know if I can help you with your projects.

The Archive page contains my old news posts from the past.

 


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

Feel free to check out my in-depth piece that explores Jaco and Joni's unique musical relationship. My article also includes a special contribution from drummer extraordinaire Peter Erskine, who shares his thoughts on the Mingus album sessions.

Read it on Joni's official site here: JoniMitchell.com

 

"Most bass players were just playing the roots. With Chris it was like he jumped over the fence and saw it from the other side."  - Yes guitarist Steve Howe

I wrote a 2015 cover feature on Yes bassist Chris Squire for Bass Player Magazine shortly after his untimely death. It was drawn from my conversations with Yes members Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman and Alan White, as well as my older interview with Chris from back in 2013.

Read it on the Bass Player site here: Chris Squire: A Wondrous Journey

 


recent song release:

"Heartbeat Away" by the Santana Twins feat. Shawn Davis (Rick Suchow - Larry Lange)

"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... 'Heartbeat Away' is nothing short of an instant classic!!!"  - Traxsource
 

Check out my latest song, "Heartbeat Away", co-written with Larry Lange. It was recorded and released by The Santana Twins featuring Shawn Davis for Cutting Records (released June 2019).

"Heartbeat Away" reached #15 on the Amazon Top 20 Dance chart.

 


recent production release:

New album in 2020: Sol Vibrations: Latin Dance Movements

"As" featuring Camille / Produced by Rick Suchow & Tommy Uzzo for Modern Jazz Dance Classics

(compilation by Jeff The Fish for Staubgold Records)

"Bring on the sunshine with these brand new flavors from Catalonia, France, Brazil, Cuba, Uruguay, Japan, the UK and US... Includes Camille's great version of Stevie Wonder's 'As'', Alex Wilson's version of Chaka Khan's 'Aint Nobody' as well as the Catalan hit of the summer 'La Rumba Me Va' by Antoine Tato Garcia!" - Sounds Of The Universe

 

 


my YouTube channel:  

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Now playing only on Suchow TV:

... and much more!