During Guitar Summit 2016 held in Mannheim, Germany, I had the pleasure of doing an interview with legendary bassist Stuart Hamm again. This incredible musician has accompanied such six-string stars as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai or Frank Gambale. Stuart Hamm interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
Janek Gwizdala (janekgwizdala.com) is a world class bass player who has played with many musicians from John Mayer to Mike Stern. It was Mark Lettieri who recommended him to me and put me in touch with Janek. I didn't know before this London-born musician who is now based in Los Angeles. The 40min interview with
On the occasion of the Holy Grail Guitar Show in 2018, the European Guitar Builders (europeanguitarbuilders.com) association launched a project to build instruments for several female musicians. Here is the interview with bassist Julia Hofer and luthier Ferdinand Rikkers (rikkersgitaarbouw.nl) to talk about the bass designed and built in the framework of this EGB Community
Third and last part of Hadrien Feraud bass in hand interview. Hadrien came to the showroom of The Guitar Channel one fine day in July 2020 to talk about his next projects, his next album and to take a guided tour of his 5-string bass Ken Smith. Hadrien Feraud interview Activate the subtitles in English
Second part out of three of the in-depth interview with the musician Hadrien Feraud who talks in particular about his integration on the music scene in the United States, his meeting with John McLaughlin, Sylvain Luc and Biréli Lagrène. Hadrien Feraud interview Activate the subtitles in English in the YouTube player Until the next interview,
The French musician Hadrien Feraud is a world famous bassist who toured with greats like John McLaughlin or Chick Corea. The Covid lockdown interrupted a tour with Frank Gambale. That places you if it was necessary the caliber of Hadrien! Hadrien Feraud interview Activate the subtitles in English in the YouTube player Until the next
Steve Swallow is a legendary bassist who plays with pianist Carla Bley and guitarist John Scofield. This interview was conducted in the context of the release of the excellent album titled Swallow Tales featuring compositions by Steve Swallow. Steve Swallow interview The Guitar Channel podcast with Steve Swallow The audio version of the video is available
Unfortunately, it is not often that we have the opportunity to meet women musicians and even rarer when they play bass! The 2019 Winter NAMM was an opportunity to meet Rhonda Smith at the PRS booth who played for Prince and Jeff Beck. Rhonda Smith interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar!
Laurent David (facebook.com/oldavidlo) is a brilliant musician who splits his time between France and the US, specifically in New York City. He recently came to our Paris, France showroom to do an interview in French and to record this solo session. He's playing an instrument he initially developed with the late luthier Xavier Petit, the Bibass.
Taylor Guitars offers with the GS Mini Bass an atypical instrument since it is an acoustic bass guitar with a reduced tuning fork. In order to be able to make this bass sound correctly, Taylor Guitars has had specific strings developed by D'Addario. It is clear that the result is bluffing. GS Mini Bass video
Already interviewed in 2015 at the same Montreal Jazz festival, Stanley Clarke was back in Quebec for a concert with his band. The Guitar Channel was grateful for the opportunity to talk to this giant electric bass and upright bass player. Stanley Clarke interview Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre.
At the Montreal Jazz Festival 2016, The Guitar Channel was able to get in touch via guitarist Teddy Kumpel with legendary bassist Joe Jackson: Graham Maby! Yes, bass guitar is in the spotlight again, and it's a very good thing.
Stuart Hamm is a bass player discovered by the guitar players through his work behind Steve Vai and Joe Satriani.
Here are a couple of video demos recorded to demonstrate the variety of contexts where the Beatbuddy pedal can be used.
BeatBuddy wbsite: www.mybeatbuddy.com
Beatbuddy demos by François C. Delacoudre : from contrabass to slap and 2-string bass!
On a 2-string bass :
With a contrabass :
En jam à deux :
As you can see from the video demos, it's possible to use the Beatbuddy pedal in many different contexts. François C. Delacoudre who is a professional bass player in France really enjoyed playing the pedal in very different styles.
Name : Aquilina Basses
Type : Luthier
Web : www.aquilinabasses.com
Sébastien builds high-quality instrument with a very elegant design which provides a great balance. He exposes regularly at the NAMM and he sells his bass guitars all over the world. if you understand French, you can watch a video of interview of him during the 2016 NAMM in this article.
A couple of Aquilina Basses
The instrument presented during the 2016 Winter NAMM
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Here's 2min of pure happiness with some J.S. Bach played on a Jazz Bass by Philippe Bussonnet, bass player for the mythical band Magma. It happened yesterday in The Guitar Channel studio right after we recorded an in-depth interview with Philippe.
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Here's an audio interview with Paul Marchand, the director of the Jaco Pastorius documentary.
While in Montreal for the Jazz Festival, I had access to a press showing of Jaco, an excellent documentary about the late Jaco Pastorius who passed away tragically in 1987.
It's not that often that you get to meet and interview such a huge star like Stanley Clarke.
During the 2015 Musikmesse, I had the great pleasure to meet one of the bass master Jeff Berlin for an in depth interview.
Jeff plays Mark Bass amps and Cort bass
Subjects discussed in the interview
His first guitar
The main turning point in his career
His approach to teaching
The unconventional views he has about online teaching services
His piece of advice to progress
Jeff website: www.jeffberlinbass.com
Mark Bass website: www.markbass.it
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Here's the short version of the Billy Sheehan interview done when he was in Paris for the european tour of the Winery Dogs (Richie Kotzen on guitar and lead vocal, Mike Portnoy on drums) on Sept. 15th 2013.
Exclusively for the Backstage pass owners, here's the long version of the Billy Sheehan interview done when he was in Paris for the european tour of the Winery Dogs (Richie Kotzen on guitar and lead vocal, Mike Portnoy on drums) on Sept. 15th 2013.
After Guthrie Govan in last episode, it is now the turn of Bryan Beller, also a member of the Aristocrats to answer my questions. I had already had the opportunity to interview Bryan in this episode, this time we talked about "Culture Clash" The Aristocrats 2nd studio album, his role as bassist scene behind Joe Satriani and many other things.
Extracts from "Culture Clash" played before the interview:
As the last time we spoke via Skype, it was a lot of fun to interview Bryan who is very open about how he approaches music.
Here's a legendary bass player in that episode #185 with Glenn Hughes (aka @glenn_hughes on Twitter) who is currently playing with Black Country Communion with Joe Bonnamassa.
He is not only a great bass player but also a very unique singer with a voice you recognize at the first word of a lyric.
Extracts from "Afterglow" played before the interview :
+ Cry Freedom
+ Common Man
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The Aristocrats is what you can call a super group with Guthrie Govan on the guitar, Bryan Beller on bass on Marco Minnemann on drums. I had the great opportunity to talk to 2 out of the 3 members of the band.
Here is part 1 of 2 with the interview of Bryan Beller who also played with none other than Steve Vai among many others.
I tremendously enjoyed the Aristocrats debut album.