Tim Landers

Session ace shares status on long-awaited solo release, practical advice for learning bass

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
January 8, 2024

Tim Landers is a bassist, composer, producer, and educator. Over the course of his decades-long career, Tim has performed and/or recorded with rock and jazz artists Steve Smith & Vital Information, Bill Frisell, Dean Brown, Michael Brecker, Tom Scott, Lee Ritenour, Al Di Meola, Gil Evans, Vinnie Colaiuta, Frank Gambale, and Eric Marienthal, as well as rock, soul, and blues personalities Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, Beyonce, Stevie Nicks, Gladys Knight, Graham Nash, John Tesh and B.B. King. Tim has recorded for TV shows, including Friends, Cheers, Just Shoot Me, and Entertainment Tonight, as well as TV commercials for McDonald’s, Dodge Trucks, Coca Cola, Nike, Budweiser and Sony. Tim has earned Grammy and Dove nominations for his songwriting and production work. He currently teaches at the L.A. College of Music.

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Comments on Tim Landers

  1. marcus davis says:

    I remember that Al Di Meola album that Tim Landers played on was’nt it called Splendido Hotel back in 1980 .I use to try and play along to the first track.

    1. Jon Liebman says:

      Yep! Tim’s on that album. That’s quite an ambitious track to play along to. Go, Marcus!

  2. Keith Copeland says:

    Fantastic interview!!! I saw Tim with Vital Information at The Roxy in Hollywood in the late 70s or early 80s and he KILLED IT!!!! I arrived early enough to hear the band do a soundcheck and distinctly remember Tim playing the bass line to Pleasure’s “Glide”. It was an amazing concert and Tim is an incredible bassist!!!

    1. Jon Liebman says:

      Awesome! What a great memory. Thanks, Keith. Glad you liked the interview too!

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