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!

Curtis Ohlson

World-class musician talks about playing bass for Ray Charles and Buddy Rich and why he decided to re-release his critically acclaimed solo CDs after 20…

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Nicky Orta

Miami-based performer and educator talks about performing with Cachao, touring with Julio Iglesias and organizing jazz bass conferences

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Larry Gray

Chicago’s seasoned bass veteran talks about performing with jazz superstars, commissions from major orchestra and his long-running gig with Ramsey Lewis

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Leland Sklar

Bass legend recounts four decades of studio bass superstardom, including the musicians, equipment, Toto and, of course, that beard!

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Barry Green

Symphony player, composer and educator shares insights on orchestral playing, programs for young bassists and his mega-popular “Inner Game” series

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