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Posted on 28 Nov 2011

Album Review: Augusto Gentili –...

Album Review: Augusto Gentili – ‘Musiche per il Proprio Tempo’ I’d not heard of bassist Augusto Gentili before and – I suspect – few listeners outside of his native Italy have either. However Gentili is a player of integrity and talent and with this, his debut solo album, he has created a modernist piece which is a very different... Read More »
Posted on 23 Nov 2011

Life With Stew Mckinsey

A closer look at Stew Mckinsey extended-range bass player extrodinare Read More »
Posted on 16 Nov 2011

Foundations – Ron Carter

  Ron Carter   The problem with writing about the bass playing of Ron Carter is the sheer number of sessions he has performed on. As one of the most recorded musicians in music history, his bass playing has allegedly graced more than 2,500 albums. Where then is the listener to begin if they wish to hear the best... Read More »
Posted on 15 Nov 2011

Modes Part II- Stewart Mckinsey

  http://www.subcontrabassist.com http://www.myspace.com/stewmckinsey Read More »
Posted on 15 Nov 2011

Album Review – Caçarola –...

  Caçarola is a small Brazilian orchestra comprised of six bassists.  Exploring the musical possibilities and expressions of the instrument, Orquestra de Baixos showcases the ingenious use of electric 4, 5 and 6 strings, fretless, acoustic, and double bass.  Although all of the bassists demonstrate a technical command of their instruments, the focus here is on the creative possibilities,... Read More »
Posted on 14 Nov 2011

Modes Part I- Jermaine Morgan

  http://www.jermainemorgan.net Featured image Photo Credit(Renee Morgan) Read More »
Posted on 03 Nov 2011

Bass Players United Exclusive Lesson- Arran...

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Posted on 03 Nov 2011

Gear Review – Circle K Strings

In the never-ending quest for awesome bass tone, many of us players overlook a key component to getting that dream sound. We spend thousands of dollars on basses made of woods we have trouble pronouncing. We may even whip out a credit card or two to snag a rig chock full of glowing tubes or that ultimate, ultra-light, solid-state... Read More »
Posted on 01 Nov 2011

Artist Spotlight-Daniel Rey

BPU:When did you get your first bass: DR:I had my first bass in 2002 after turning 14 years old. I was also into rocker and skater at the time. BPU:What kind of musical upbringing did you have? Do you come from a musical family? DR:I’m the first professional musician in my family. My dad, and a couple of cousins... Read More »