Bass Player Interviews

With over 600 one-at-a-time interviews with bass players of just about every style and genre, you’re bound to find somebody (or, more likely, lots of somebodies!) that interest you. Take a look around. There’s lots to see!

Mike Merritt

Conversation with Mike Merritt, the Conan O’Brien bassist and son of jazz legend Jymie Merritt, who is a star in his own right!

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Peter Askim

Energetic young composer, conductor, performer and educator talks to FBPO about how he is leading the bass effort at California’s Idyllwild Arts Academy

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Harvie S

Veteran jazz star and educator discusses bass influences, record dates and stepping out as a leader

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Ritt Henn

Bass player/songwriter/actor (and one funny guy!) talks to FBPO about the gigs with Buddy Rich and Chuck Berry, Broadway performances and more

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Rob Stoner

Former Bob Dylan bandleader tells of his experiences with Dylan, the “American Pie” session, songwriting and more!

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Ed Friedland

Writer, educator and bass “chameleon” tells FBPO about his books and DVDs, as well as his rekindled interest in different styles of music!

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