Mike Pope

Jazz bassist and Berklee educator on how he stopped making gear to refocus solely on music 

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
May 23, 2022

Mike Pope has certainly made a lasting impression on the jazz world. A virtuosic electric and upright bass player — as well as an accomplished pianist — he’s performed and recorded with a long list of luminaries including Chick Corea, John Patitucci, the Brecker Brothers, Bill Bruford, Al DiMeola, Gil Evans, and Blood, Sweat & Tears. As a composer and bandleader, the bassist has also released several well-received albums of his own, such as 1996’s Walk Your Dogma and 2002’s Lay Of the Land. Pope is also known as a designer of amps and preamps as well as a respected educator who currently teaches with the Berklee College of Music’s bass department.

 

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