Bass Player - July 2016 - Tony Visconti
Bass Player – July 2016
Tony Visconti – David Bowie’s 1970 breakthrough “The Man Who Sold the World” is undedrrated as a landmark bass recording. Visconti, who went on to become a top producer, revisits his ground-shaking work on the LP.
Jeff Buckley’s “Last Goodbye” – Mick Grondahl channels Tina Weymouth and reggae on this cinematic tune from Buckley’s only studio album, 1994’s Grace.
Short – Scale Bass Roundup – Long past their reputation as being cheap and inferior, shorties are hot. We check out some of the best short scale basses out there.
Community: Lowdown, the Real World
New Gear: Ernie Ball, Providence, Form Factor
Bass Notes: Benny Rietveld – Back with Santana & a major reunion
Alissia Benveniste – Funking up a storm online
Soundroom: FENDER American Elite Jazz Bass
L.R. Baggs Stadium Electric Bass DI
Woodshed: Jazz Concepts – Pattern recognition
R&B Gold – Standing by Lloyd Trotman