All episodes

We're gearing up for the NAMM show here in Southern California, and answering your social media for musicians related questions!

Chelsea is back, and 2019 is in full effect. We're answering your questions, getting ready for the new year, and planning my next world tour starting late 2019. 

Coffee drinkers, thanks for coming through big time on instagram today with a huge amount of questions. We to everything from Chris Thile to Tine Thing Helseth, Classical music, wh...

With both me and Chelsea about to embark on a bunch of touring in 2019, we take a look at what it takes to stay motivated to practice, maintain a schedule off the road, and make su...

Chris is a legend, he's one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet, is a huge influence on me and my playing, and I'm proud to call him my friend. I stopped by Chris' place in ...

So much going on in today's episode. Long one. Audiences, Artists, YouTube, and how it all works. Or doesn't...

The new book is out, and we break down the contents section by section, and give recommendations for learning jazz vocabulary. Plus, we get stuck into the latest questions from cof...

Thank for your amazing questions from the last episode. We talk about our favorite and life-changing artists, transcription, the Vatican, the NAMM show, and what goes into deciding...

Questions started rolling in today during the taping of the episode, and we answered them as well as talking about ii-V-I's, depression, how to have a healthy life as a musician, a...

Chelsea is back from tour and we discuss Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino, Photoshop, Hype-Men, and a whole lot more...

The first notes of the day kick off today's episode so my warm-up routine goes under the microscope. Plus, towards the middle of the episode I discuss what was really on my mind in...

What's wrong with the music business? Easy question, complex answer. But there is also a ring modulator pedal and a new chord voicing in this episode to take the edge off a little....

I threw on a bootleg of Kenny Garrett with Pat Metheny today to see if there was something that caught my ear to transcribe. It only took about 8 seconds before a great line came u...

We get to a bunch of different things in today's episode. From playing in 9/8, to transcribing hi-hat parts, it will all improve your playing and your process. 

So much fun to sit down and chat with my good friend Adam Dorn. He gives his unique perspective on bass, learning, sports, music, and a whole lot more. 

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...

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 proto...

Hello Coffee Drinkers #9

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 gue...

Hello Coffee Drinkers #8

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 o...

Hello Coffee Drinkers #7

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-stri...

Hello Coffee Drinkers #6

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. 

Hello Coffee Drinkers #5

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.

Hello Coffee Drinkers #4

A new composition comes to life in real time, and I dig into some tracks that changed my life as a bass player. 

Hello Coffee Drinkers #3

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 dee...

Hello Coffee Drinkers #2

Playing outside the harmony, creating new practice techniques, and a few rants on touring as a band leader. 

Hello Coffee Drinkers #1

Good morning Coffee Drinkers! How about some audio for those sessions on the treadmill, long flights, or subway ride to work...? Chelsea is on tour, I'm working on melodic minor sh...

Today's guest is my great friend and world class drummer and mix engineer Celso Alberti. We've been working together since the late 90's and I learnt so much from him early on in m...

Not only is John a long time friend of mine but he's one of my favorite bass players in the world. He's also recorded, mixed and mastered several of my solo albums and is a long ti...

I sat down with my good friend and mainstay of the NYC studio drumming culture Steve Wolf for an extended and very informative interview. 

Rob Bailey is one of my musical heroes and someone I'm proud to call not just a friend but also a mentor through my early years living in New York City and finding my way as a musi...

I sit down in NYC with my long time friend, bandmate and fellow magic enthusiast (I learned everything I know from him!) Jojo Mayer. He was fresh off the road from a tour of the UK...

It's not often that I get to meet any heroes of mine, let alone sit down with them in New York City for a one on one interview. This is the most action packed 35mins of my podcasti...

Make sure you check out the youtube video I reference in today's episode. It's a great preview of three techniques that are essential to the chords and reharm course. And the best ...

I sit down with Animals As Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi for an in-depth interview and jam session. We talk about everything from touring to fitness, gear to composition and just a...

A unique story of someone at the height of their career in the music business working as a drummer, recording engineer and mixing engineer with the likes of Sting, Sheryl Crow, Bon...

I got to sit down and chat with one of my best friends and long time musical companions Bob Reynolds today. We talk about everything from working for RedBull to touring with John M...

Inspired by a Blind Willie Johnson track titled Dark was the night cold was the ground, I picked up a brass slide for the first time ever and used it on my bass. This podcast is th...

We're back! It's been four years since our last episode, but we're back and stronger than ever. I'm really excited to be doing this again and I can't wait to bring you a ton of new...