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Posted on 29 Nov 2012

Album Review- ‘Kahve Molasi’...

‘Kahve Molasi’ by Baler Baler Eskibatman (or just plain ‘Baler’ as he’s called for this album) is a Turkish bassist and singer, who is a regular performer on the Istanbul and Ankara music scenes. ‘Kahve Molasi’ (or ‘Coffee Break’ as it is translated into English) is his debut solo release. It is a cleanly produced album, full of sharp... Read More »
Posted on 19 Nov 2012

The Woodshed – Sheldon Dingwall

Floppy, weak, unresponsive. These words easily come to mind when describing the low B string of most 5 string basses. With the aid of innovative methods, Sheldon Dingwall, Canadian builder extraordinaire, triumphed where others have failed: Building 5 string without compromises.  Bass Players United caught up with Sheldon, and his craft. BPU:What motivated you to begin building instruments? SD:I’m... Read More »
Posted on 06 Nov 2012

Artist Spotlight-Sara Solheid

Sara Solheid is from Hudson, Wisconsin. Sara was drawn to music at an early age when she was on fishing trips with her father while listening to such bands as REO Speedwagon, and The Eagles. Sara was especially drawn to the bass guitar as she loved how unique it was, the feel, and the thump of it. At the... Read More »
Posted on 05 Nov 2012

Album Review: Leslie Johnson – Bass...

Listening to “Bass & Beyond”, the first instrumental album by Guatemalan born bassist Leslie Johnson, one can certainly understand why he was chosen as a “Say It With Your Strings” winner.  Featuring an array of special guests such as: Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce, Dumpstaphunk), Alvaro Lopez (Resq Band), Eric Boseman (Brian Mcknight, Abe Laboriel), and many others, Bass & Beyond... Read More »
Posted on 02 Nov 2012

Album Review – Alberto Rigoni –...

Italian bassist Alberto Rigoni serves up a fresh dose of prog-rock on his latest release Three Wise Monkeys.  Centered around the Japanese folk legend denoted by the album’s title, Rigoni displays a new level of maturity and sophistication.  His distinctive bass style stands out on each track, as does his compositional prowess. Boasting a stellar array of guest musician’s,... Read More »