Paul Thompson

Mega bass enthusiast shares his story, career highlights, and tips for learning bass!

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
February 5, 2024

Paul Thompson is both a teacher and a student of bass. He’s made a name for himself analyzing bass lines, grooves and technique as played by a long list of prominent bass players. Paul has performed with Maynard Ferguson, Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws, Geri Allen, Bob James, John Pizzarelli, Phil Woods, Billy Porter, and many others. Currently, he’s very involved in the Pittsburgh music scene, playing jazz and doing pit orchestra work for musicals. He’s also an adjunct professor of jazz bass a Duquesne University and West Virginia University.

Watch our interview with Paul!

See Jon’s blog, with key takeaways from this interview here.

Comments on Paul Thompson

  1. Keith says:

    Paul is not only an accomplished, skilled, and passionate bassist, he is a FANTASTIC INSTRUCTOR, a very cool and humble person, and one of the best bass line analysts on YouTube!!! I agree with his take on TAB. It doesn’t make sense to me and I’ve never used it. I would enjoy Pau doing a video on his Walter Woods amp who was way ahead of his time! Thank you for ANOTHER GREAT INTERVIEW!!!

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