Wasn't planning on uploading an episode this weekend, but the question of practice vs performance came up in my routine this morning. So I hit record and here it is!
Thanks for all the great questions via instagram today. This is a long one, and I tried to get to as many of them as I could. Also featured is a little Michael Brecker bootleg, and some playing on the new 4-String.
Inspired by the incredible Bobby Vega, (and his video on Bass The World's YouTube page playing with a pick) today's podcast takes a look not only at my new signature 4-string prototype from Mattisson Basses, but how to play that bass with a pick.
Chelsea makes her first appearance on the podcast both playing, and behind the mic. I'm in Denmark to catch one of her shows with Morgan James and Doug Wamble, and Doug makes a guest appearance to open today's show where we discuss everything from terrible pop lyrics to cajon's as furniture.
Live from the Mattisson Bass workshop in Kumla Sweden, I get to play the new signature 4-String bass for the first time, talk pedals with Morton Ehlers from Bass Buddha, and work on refining my line with Mattisson as we get ready to launch at Winter NAMM 2019.
Hello from Stockholm, Sweden! Nice dinner hang with Swedish bass master Henrik Linder tonight, and some live Q&A talking about everything from recording session rates to 5-string basses.
Live from London, England today. I stopped by my Buddy Jojo Mayer's show in Hoxton, hung with the cats, met some coffee drinkers and got some great audio from the show.
How I prep for the road, traveling with my bass, how I deal with tour logistics, Jet Lag, and how I travel in Business class year-round.
A new composition comes to life in real time, and I dig into some tracks that changed my life as a bass player.
Soaking up and transcribing some music from Jaco Pastorius, Brian Blade, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Tigran Hamasyan, Terence Blanchard, Weather Report and Woody Shaw. Going deep inside the listening, learning, and developing process.