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A monthly (ish) podcast featuring interviews and jams with local and international bass players.

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A monthly (ish) podcast featuring interviews and jams with local and international bass players.

    Ep. 63 - Anthony Muthurajah - "Complex information in a simple format"

    Ep. 63 - Anthony Muthurajah - "Complex information in a simple format"

    It was a blast getting to chat with Anthony for this new Player Profile a few weeks ago. I'm a big fan of his YouTube video lessons and of course his playing and we cover a vast array of topics in this interview ranging from tonewoods to time perception. Be sure to check out his music via the spotify link below and get ready for his new single dropping very soon!https://open.spotify.com/artist/44wJW2tqWAaXr1tYhyangn?si=3geMVuobTP2LFpY82NCKXg&dl_branch=1https://www.anthonymuthurajah.com/about

    • 1 hr 39 min
    EP. 62 - Steve Jenkins - "from face-melting prog-metal to experimental microtonal jazz-funk to dubbed-out electronica"

    EP. 62 - Steve Jenkins - "from face-melting prog-metal to experimental microtonal jazz-funk to dubbed-out electronica"

    This has been a long time coming but I'm thrilled to finally publish this brand new interview with the incredible Mr. Steve Jenkins! We get into all kinds of nitty gritty in this episode including FX, streaming, technique, touring etc; so please jump on instagram and follow Steve, buy his albums and generally support the guy :)


    http://www.stevejenkinsbass.com/


    As a sideman, he has toured, performed, or recorded with the likes of: Vernon Reid, Screaming Headless Torsos, David Fiuczynski, Stimpy Lockjaw, Alex Skolnick, Josh Smith, Thomas Pridgen, Victor Wooten, Javier Reyes, Keith Carlock, Cindy Blackman Santana, Gene Lake as well as many others.

    As a bandleader, he released the critically acclaimed "mad science" in late 2004. And in May 2013, he released the long-awaited"Steve Jenkins And The Coaxial Flutter" which has been receiving high praise from press, fans, and even legendary musicians such as Dennis Chambers.

    As an educator, he has taught at Berklee College of Music's BassLines Summer Program (now called the Victor Wooten Summer Bass Workshop) and has been an artist-in-residence at the Bass Collective in NYC. He has also taught masterclasses and clinics all over the world and was part of the first group of faculty to teach at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in Southeast India in the Summer/Fall of 2010. He also teaches private lessons in person and via Skype.

    After 13 years of living in New York City, Steve moved to Los Angeles in March of 2017.

    Steve Jenkins proudly endorses Aguilar Amplification, Brubaker Basses, and Jim Dunlop/MXR pedals & strings.

    • 2 hrs 15 min
    Ep. 61 - Pt.3 - Aussie Bass Legend: Roger

    Ep. 61 - Pt.3 - Aussie Bass Legend: Roger

    It's been a while but welcome to last episode of 2020 and I've tried to end this year on a bit of a high note with an epic 3 part episode featuring some of Australia's most prestigous bassists: Roger McLachlan, Craig Newman and Harry Brus. If you've ever watched a TV show with a band, you'll have seen these guys. Heck, if you've ever seen a high profile artist with a 'local' band, it's probably been one of these guys. The audio is ripped from a zoom call that was livestreamed to the Melbourne Bass Players Facebook page during out 2nd lockdown, so the quality isn't amazing but the content is too good not to share. I really hope you enjoy this chat and thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 61 - Pt.2 - Aussie Bass Legends - Roger McLachlan, Harry Brus, Craig Newman

    Ep. 61 - Pt.2 - Aussie Bass Legends - Roger McLachlan, Harry Brus, Craig Newman

    It's been a while but welcome to last episode of 2020 and I've tried to end this year on a bit of a high note with an epic 3 part episode featuring some of Australia's most prestigous bassists: Roger McLachlan, Craig Newman and Harry Brus. If you've ever watched a TV show with a band, you'll have seen these guys. Heck, if you've ever seen a high profile artist with a 'local' band, it's probably been one of these guys. The audio is ripped from a zoom call that was livestreamed to the Melbourne Bass Players Facebook page during out 2nd lockdown, so the quality isn't amazing but the content is too good not to share. I really hope you enjoy this chat and thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 61 - Pt.1 - Aussie Legends - Roger McLachlan, Craig Newman, Harry Brus

    Ep. 61 - Pt.1 - Aussie Legends - Roger McLachlan, Craig Newman, Harry Brus

    It's been a while but welcome to last episode of 2020 and I've tried to end this year on a bit of a high note with an epic 3 part episode featuring some of Australia's most prestigous bassists: Roger McLachlan, Craig Newman and Harry Brus. If you've ever watched a TV show with a band, you'll have seen these guys. Heck, if you've ever seen a high profile artist with a 'local' band, it's probably been one of these guys. The audio is ripped from a zoom call that was livestreamed to the Melbourne Bass Players Facebook page during out 2nd lockdown, so the quality isn't amazing but the content is too good not to share. I really hope you enjoy this chat and thanks for listening!

    • 58 min
    Ep. 60 - Kaveh Rastegar - Kneebody, John Legend, Sia

    Ep. 60 - Kaveh Rastegar - Kneebody, John Legend, Sia

    Kaveh Rastegar is a bassist, multi instrumentalist, producer and recording artist who has collaborated with a long list of artists.

    As a bassist, Rastegar is best known as a founding member of the genre-blurring, GRAMMY® Award-nominated quintet Kneebody, though he’s also toured the world with superstars like John Legend (and also appeared as his fictional counterpart in the beloved musical La La Land), recorded with artists like Shania Twain, Beck, Ringo Starr, Colin Hay and Ligabue served as musical director for singer/hitmaker Sia, and works with R&B sensation Sabrina Claudio as both songwriter and co-producer. As a songwriter, he’s penned songs with and for heavy-hitters like Bruno Mars, CeeLo Green, Meshell Ndegeocello, De La Soul, Dawn Richard, Kimbra, Marsha Ambrosius and Ciara, among many others.

    In 2018 Rastegar released of Light Of Love, his debut album as a leader, the bassist and songwriter strides boldly into the spotlight with a set of songs that draw on every aspect of his wildly diverse résumé to create a wholly individual sound. Like its striking cover art, Light of Love is a collage – of influences, experiences, and collaborations – that merge to form a mosaic portrait of collaborators and the vibrant Los Angeles music scene.

    He continues to collaborate on different projects including a new album out soon

    • 2 hrs

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Nick Careless ,

Great podcast for Bass Players

Really like the interviews and the relaxed approach. Interesting, keep it up!

Josh65748383746 ,

BLM does it again!

It's great that Craig at Bass Lessons Melbourne has taken the initiative to showcase Australian and international bass talents! If you're after advice to help your own musical pursuits or even just to discover if your own high's and low's are the same as others, then give these podcasts a good listen! Well done for developing this community BLM!

Stinecold ,

Fascinating!

Great to hear about all these different bass players!

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