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The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast
56 minutes | a month ago
129 - In Conversation with John Patitucci - Line by Line
John Patitucci needs no introduction from us - this man is bass legend! And who would argue. John’s career has seen him emerge as one of the most accomplished and adventurous bass players of his generation. In this interview he tells Jonathan Herrera about the life-changing moment of hearing James Jamerson for the first time, how he came to pick up the 6-string electric bass, and what it felt like playing with Chick Corea. You’re also going to hear an exclusive performance from John and guitarist Yotam Silberstein.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
128 - SBL Interviews: All the best bits so far… Part 4 - Getting The Gig
If you live for live music and you’re climbing the walls waiting to get back out there gigging, we’ve got your back. In this interview we’re delving back into the SBL archives to find out how some of the world’s top bass players actually got their gigs, what you should expect from an audition and why your social skills are often WAY more valuable than having great chops.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
127 - SBL Interviews: All the best bits so far… Part 3 - Practice like the Pro’s
The best bass players spend hours practicing on their own. Find out what you can do away from the stage to fine-tune your skills as we take a timely look back on the idea of practice as seen by the likes of Billy Sheehan, Jeff Berlin, Victor Wooten and more as we delve back into the SBL interview archives.
60 minutes | 6 months ago
126 - SBL Interviews: All the best bits so far… Part 2 - Bass Gear
We delve into our interview archives once again to look back on some of the blockbuster moments with the biggest names in bass, such as the time Scott interviewed Tim Lefebvre and got the lowdown on his insane pedalboard. Or when he sat down with Henrik Linder at the end of 2018 after his knock out set at the London Bass Guitar Show.
48 minutes | 8 months ago
125 - SBL Interviews All the best bits so far - Part 1 - Why the Bass
In this week's video we’re taking a look at some of the best interview moments so far…
51 minutes | 10 months ago
123 - In Conversation with Jeff Berlin - High Standards
There is no other bass player on earth like Jeff Berlin. Since he first emerged on the electric bass in the 1970s, Jeff has worked with a who’s who of jazz icons including Tony Williams, Allan Holdsworth, Gil Evans, George Benson, Dave Liebman AND the Brecker Brothers.
8 minutes | a year ago
122.5 - In Conversation with Jack Frisch - Studio Stories from NYC
In today’s interview we sit down with Jack Frisch as he recalls his encounters with Jaco Pastorius in the mid ‘80s.
55 minutes | a year ago
122 - In Conversation with Tom Kennedy - Bass Comes First
In this week’s interview I’ll be sitting down with bassist to some of the most influential jazz artists of the past few decades; Tom Kennedy.
73 minutes | a year ago
121 - In Conversation with Derrick Hodge - The New Groove
In this week's interview I talk to Derrick Hodge, bassist for the likes of Jill Scott, Q-Tip, Terence Blanchard and, of course, the Robert Glasper Experiment.
50 minutes | a year ago
120 - In Conversation with Jon Button - Next Generation
Jon Button is the bass powerhouse behind one of the most gargantuan bands in rock history; The Who.
58 minutes | a year ago
119 - In Conversation with Tim Lefebvre - Badass Bass
Having provided the low end for Wayne Krantz, Bryan Adams, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Donny McCaslin, The Late Show, Knower and Empire of the Sun over the years, an invite to record on David Bowie’s spellbinding Blackstar album transformed Tim Lefebvre’s career path and artistic freedom overnight.
25 minutes | a year ago
118 - In Conversation with John Ferrara - Consider The Source
Expanding upon some of the technical concepts firmly established by the likes of Michael Manring, Victor Wooten and Doug Wimbish, John Ferrara is pioneering a non-traditional approach to the electric bass that incorporates two-handed tapping and some pretty extensive explorations with effects.
17 minutes | 2 years ago
117 - In Conversation with George Porter Jr. - Funkify Your Life
Having inspired a generation of bass players to try and master Cissy Strut, George Porter Jr.’s bass playing remains as funky as ever.
68 minutes | 2 years ago
116 - In Conversation with Matt McJunkins - A Perfect Circle
So you want to play in a rock band? In this interview bassist Matt McJunkins offers up his advice for breaking onto the scene.
28 minutes | 2 years ago
115 - In Conversation with Andres Rotmistrovsky - From Buenos Aires to Berklee
In this interview Scott meets a master of the extended-range bass, Andres Rotmistrovsky, who did time at Berklee with the legendary Matt Garrison!
47 minutes | 2 years ago
114 - In Conversation with Sharay Reed - Gospel Chops
In this interview I talk with Sharay Reed; a vital force within the international music scene with an impressive resume.
45 minutes | 2 years ago
113 - In Conversation with Michael League - Snarky Puppy
In this interview Michael League lifts the lid on his musical education, including his time at North Texas State, the conception of Snarky Puppy and his lifelong love of groove music.
47 minutes | 2 years ago
112 - In Conversation With Billy Sheehan - Get Ready to ROCK!
In this interview I talk to Billy Sheehan about his unbelievable career (and his monstrous bass chops!)
46 minutes | 2 years ago
111 - In Conversation with Sheldon Dingwall - Dingwall Guitars | The Life and Times of Sheldon Dingwall
In this interview I caught up with Sheldon Dingwall to talk fanned frets and get the low-down on a killer Dingwall model, the D-Bird.
21 minutes | 2 years ago
110 - In Conversation with Vicky Warwick - A Bass Player’s Guide to Surviving NYC
In this interview Vicky Warwick lends an insight into her evolution as a bassist in New York City.
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