Christian Fabian and David Pastorius

The story behind new collaborative effort, “No Tricks,” from virtuoso bass duo

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
May 14, 2018

Swedish-born bassist Christian Fabian is a staple of the New York jazz scene. These days he’s playing with Mike Longo’s NY State of the Art Jazz Ensemble, co-leads the New Lionel Hampton Band featuring Jason Marsalis and performs regularly with the Native Jazz Quartet. In the past, he’s worked Jimmy Owens, Gary Burton, Danny Gottlieb, Lewis Nash, Jason Marsalis, John La Porta, Elvin Jones, Cheryl Bentyne, Ed Thigpen, Makoto Ozone, Chaka Khan and others.

David Pastorius is a Florida-based bassist who’s toured with Pat Travers and Tech N9ne.

He’s also the founder of the fusion group David Pastorius and Local 518 and appears on the album Jaco Pastorius Big Band Word of Mouth Revisited, a tribute to his late uncle, the legendary Jaco Pastorius.

Earlier this year, Fabian and Pastorius released a joint 10-track album of bass duos called No Tricks. FBPO’s Jon Liebman spoke with the two of them at the Marleaux booth of the 2018 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California about how they met, No Tricks, slap bass and touring plans.

Watch our interview with Christian and David!

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