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The Bass Shed Podcast
65 minutes | Jun 30, 2022
EP 82 - Ryan Gullen
Ryan Gullen, bassist for The Sheepdogs. The Sheepdogs are a Canadian rock band formed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2004. The Sheepdogs were the first unsigned band to make the cover of Rolling Stone and have gone on to a career featuring multi-platinum album sales and four Juno Awards.
71 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
EP 81 - Eva Gardner
Touring bassist and recording artist Eva Gardner. Eva has been an in-demand bassist for the past couple decades. In 2001 Eva was the original bassist for the band Mars Volta. She later went on to work with Tim Burgess, Veruca Salt and joined the band for the artist Pink in 2007. Eva has also released 2 EPs…. The 2019 release was titled “Chasing Ghosts” and the most recent release is titled “Dark Matter”. Eva holds a degree in Ethnomusicology and comes from a musical family. Her father (Kim Gardner… whose birth name is Chris Garner) was a founding member of the English 1960s rock group “The Birds”… originally named “The Thunderbirds”, after the moved to Los Angeles, he founded the legendary establishment “Cat & Fiddle”.
78 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
EP 80 - Jeff Bradetich
Jeff Bradetich is regarded as one of the leading performers and teachers of the double bass in the United States. He has won many major solo competitions, recorded six solo albums of music for double bass and piano and has been featured on radio and television throughout North and South America and Europe including CBS, CNN, BBC and NPR. Jeff Bradetich is regarded as one of the leading performers and teachers of the double bass in the United States. He has won many major solo competitions, recorded six solo albums of music for double bass and piano and has been featured on radio and television throughout North and South America and Europe including CBS, CNN, BBC and NPR. He has taught on the faculties of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University prior to his 1994 appointment as director of the largest double bass program in the world at the University of North Texas College of Music. In addition to his performance and professional experience, Bradetich has also transcribed over 100 solo works. Jeff Bradetich was the Executive Director of The International Association of Double Bassists from 1982 - 1990, is currently the President of the Bradetich Foundation and continues to give masterclasses and educate a new generation of Double Bassists.
83 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
EP 79 - Anthony Vitti
Anthony Vitti is a Professor at the Berklee College of music and was a founding member in creating the courses for Electric Bass at the school. Anthony attended Berklee College of Music from 1982-1986. He graduated with honors and went on to work towards his Masters degree in jazz performance at the University of Lowell. Antony Vitti had the opportunity to work with a very wide variety of artists such as, Sammy Davis Jr., Liberace,Rita Moreno, Bobby Vinton, George Burns, Nell Carter, Robert Klein, Jerry Lewis, The Platters, The Drifters, The Temptations and many more. Performances include Gregg Bissonett, Steve Smith (Journey), Toy Caldwell, Felix Cavalier, Carmine Apece (Rod Stewart),Blues Saracen, Boston, John Scofield, Gary Nicholson and many others. Anthony started his own company “DaaDoo Music” so he could control the content of his books and publish materials that he actually use in classes and lessons at Berklee College of Music
78 minutes | May 26, 2022
EP 78 - Matt Aronoff
Matt Aronoff is an in demand NY Jazz Double Bassist. While studying with Jonathan Storck of the NJ Symphony and jazz bassist John Webber, he earned a scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. While in Pittsburgh, he studied with Pittsburgh Symphony double bassist Anthony Bianco and saxophonist Eric Kloss, both of whom became important mentors, musically and personally. After a brief stint in Spain (while under the tutelage of great Spanish bassist Francisco Fernandez), he returned to the states where he was awarded a scholarship to attend Manhattan School of Music. Upon graduation, he immediately hit the road with his former professor and Grammy-winning vocalist Luciana Souza, . To date, he has had the pleasure of playing, touring or recording with musicians including Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner, Peter Eldridge, New York Voices, Banda Magda, Sara Gazarek, Remy Le Beouf’s Assembly of Shadows, Duchess, Numinous Ensemble, Anat Cohen, Bob Lanzetti and Zack Brock (Snarky Puppy)
80 minutes | May 20, 2022
EP 77 - Lance Morrison
Composer, touring and session bassist Lance Morrison has recorded/performed with Rod Stewart, Alanis Morissete, The New Radicals, Lee Ann Rhymes, Rick Springfield, Don Henley, Richard Marx, Volto, The Coors, Gavin DeGraw and more. Lance is a member of Mike Campbell’s band “Dirty Knobs”. In this interview Lance talks about touring post pandemic, and touring with The Dirty Knobs, who his favorite bass player is and why.
75 minutes | May 13, 2022
EP 76 - Finay (Abhi Manapragada / Jordan Hathaway)
Finay is a platform for musicians that focuses on compensating artists for their intellectual and creative property. Cofounders Abhi Manapragada and Jordan Hathaway give insight into block-chain technolog and NFTs and how these technologies can benefit musicians and artists.
83 minutes | May 4, 2022
EP 75 - Lorin Cohen
Electric and Double Bassist Lorin Cohen is an active member of the NY jazz scene. Lorin has performed with: Adam Rogers, Adam Cruz, Andy Bey, Antonio Hart, Bob Sheppard, Bucky Pizzarelli, Clarence Penn, David Binney, George Colligan, Houston Person, Joe LaBarbara, Joe Locke, Johnny Griffin, Jon Faddis, Monty Alexander, Ralph Bowen, Regina Carter, Ryan Cohan, Stefon Harris, Steve Turre, Steve Wilson and SO many other heavyweights. Lorin speaks about his bass bootcamp, his approach to jazz education, jazz theory and his album as a solo artist titled “HOME”.
89 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
EP 74 - Jason Brown
Double Bassist and Luthier Jason Brown discusses his time performing with Hank Williams III, his history as a luthier and work on double basses.
64 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
EP 73 - Sebastain Steinberg
Electric and Double Bassist Sebastian Steinberg is a founding member of the band SOUL COUGHING. Soul Coughing had a couple hit songs in the 90’s with “Soundtrack to Mary" and "Super Bon Bon”. Steinberg had also worked with Eddie Vedder, Blake Mills and Vanessa Carlton. Sebastian played on the Fiona Apple album “The Idler’s Wheel” and “Fetch The Bolt Cutters” (which he also co-produced) and works with The Watkins Family Hour. Sebastian talks about co-producing the album with Fiona Apple, bass inspirations, early musical influences and changes in culture.
69 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
EP 72 - Damian Erskine
Electric bassist Damian Erskine speaks about his recordings as a solo artist, his process of practicing and personal style of learning. Damian also speaks of his time at Berklee School of Music and music that is dear to him although he is regularly recognized as a jazz player.
72 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
EP 71 - Jimi Jazz Prescott
Interview with bassist for G Love and Special Sauce, Jimi Jazz Prescott. Recorded live in the bass showroom at Lemur Music. Jimi Jazz discusses his history with G Love, touring, bass set-up, and his early jazz influences.
67 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
EP 70 - Erik "Jesus" Coomes
Erick “Jesus” Coomes is the bassist, co-founder, and spiritual heartbeat of the band Lettuce. Born and raised in Southern California, \Coomes immersed himself in his native Los Angeles hip-hop scene, and began collaborating with a who’s who of contemporary pop, hip-hop and R&B. “Trouble” by West Coast legend DJ Quik was the first time Coomes heard himself on the radio, later appeared on Eminem’s “Crack a Bottle”, and soon was invited to sessions and brought on full time with the iconic Dr. Dre; Coomes appears on the Compton LP, among other Dr. Dre recordings. For Kanye West, in 2003 Coomes recorded bass (“We Don’t Care”) and both bass and guitar on the mega-hit “All Falls Down.” Coomes performed on Anthony Hamilton’s 2005 LP SoulLife, as well as recordings with DJ Quik, Quincy Jones, Ne-Yo, Shafiq Hussein, Britney Spears, Baby Bash, DJ Hi-Tek, Talib Kweli, Tyrese, The Game, Snoop Dogg, Freeway, Mack 10, Proof, O.C., Anthony Hamilton, Lil’ Kim, DJ Spinna, Truth Hurts, Ras Kass, J-Live, Chingy, Proof, Doe or Die, Myka Nine, among others.
77 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
EP 69 - Rufus Jackson
Bassist Rufus Jackson talks about his years performing with Gospel artist Hezekiah Walker, his time recording and touring with Alicia Keys and lessons his learned along the way about adapting to different musical situations.
72 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
EP 68 - Jahmal Nichols
Jahmal Nichols, bassist, composer, arranger and producer was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Jahmal is from a rare breed of bassists/musicians that is able to fluently go from electric bass to acoustic bass on any genre of music. His goal ultimately is to bring the world a new sound and voice on the bass and provide great musicianship to any artist that he works for as a sideman
66 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
EP 67 - Mark Wade
Modern jazz composer and bassist Mark Wade’s critical success has led to him being named one of the top bassists of the year for five of the last six years in the Downbeat Magazine Reader’s Poll. He received international acclaim for his trio with the 2015 recording “Event Horizon” and the 2018 follow up “Moving Day”. Mark discusses his latest album release TRUE STORIES in detail and some of his thoughts and ideas about performing and leading a trio.
70 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
EP 66 - Joseph Warner
Emerging from a background of classical chamber and orchestral music as well as different genres of jazz Joseph Warner commits himself exclusively to the exploration of the sound abilities of the double bass. His research in the field of extended techniques and harmonics has brought him a wide audience in the avantgarde environment. However, he never denies the traditional sound cosmos where he has come from. Being a descendant of both worlds he nowadays meanders in the no man’s land between avantgarde and improvisation.
69 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
EP 65 - Eric Revis
Veteran Jazz Bassist Eric Revis speaks about his latest recording “Slipknots Through A Looking Glass” and composing and recording process. Revis also speaks about artistic concepts that influence his bass playing, the nature of jazz vocabulary, his time working and recording with Brandford Marsalis and more..
80 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
EP 64 - David Heyes
Bassist and Composer David Heyes studied Double Bass at Royal College of Music in London. and completed his post-graduate studies in Prague with Frantisek Posta (Principal Bass, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra). He has given masterclasses in 20 countries over the past few years and has been a juror at a number of international competitions
79 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
EP 63 - Kristin Korb
Bassist and Vocalist Kristin Korb speaks in depth about her 2021 album releases “What If?” and “Why Not?”. In addition, Kristin talks about her time studying and recording with the legendary Ray Brown and more.
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