Career highlights – and some great stories – from a bassist who’s played with just about everyone
Excusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
December 14, 2015
Massachusetts native Tim Landers is a bassist, composer, producer and engineer. After attending Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where he studied with studio legend Neil Stubenhaus, Landers relocated to New York City, before ultimately settling in Los Angeles.
In addition to extended gigs with music heavyweights Al DiMeola and Billy Cobham, Landers has worked with countless artists over the years, including: Steve Smith, Mike Stern, Bill Frisell, Dean Brown, Michael Brecker, Tom Scott, Lee Ritenour, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, Stevie Nicks, Gladys Knight, Graham Nash, John Tesh, Vinnie Colaiuta, Frank Gambale, Eric Marienthal, B.B. King, Dave Grusin and many others. He has also recorded for many television scores, 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.
As a bass designer, Tim has done work for Peavey and, along with bassist Mark Egan, played a major role in the development of the Pedulla fretless “Buzz” bass.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman sat down with Tim at the 2015 gathering of Bass Player Live! in Hollywood.
Watch our interview with Tim!