FOR BASS PLAYERS ONLY | interview

Italian fusion bassist describes his groundbreaking color-coded scale system

Exclusive interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman.

Italian-born bassist Alex Lofoco made a powerful debut in 2017, with the release of his first solo album, Beyond. The recording is an exuberant mix of jazz, rock, Latin, funk and heavy metal, featuring a head-turning roster of contributors that includes Jordan Rudess, Marco Minnemann, Eric Marienthal, and Jesús Molina…READ MORE

Let’s put BASS in the spotlight! | STRICTLY BASS LIVE

Join us on Mission BASS Sat 29 May 8pm (CET). A FREE solo bass live streaming event on STRICTLY BASS LIVE show. It is our mission to put bass into the spotlight and dismantle the myth that bass is a “boring/limited” instrument.

In fact, we believe it is one of the most exciting and limitless instruments in existence.

Register for the monthly STRICTLY BASS LIVE shows, and watch two bassists sharing the “stage” to present their solo projects, talk about the future of music and answer your questions.

Register and watch the show at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/strictly-bass-live-4

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Jaco Pastorius’ music | Live streaming Fri 21 May 8pm CET

It is a great honour to be invited as special guest in this live streaming presenting Jaco Pastorius’ discography for Musicoff series ‘Ti Consiglio Un Disco‘. The discussion will revolve around the music and career of the World’s Greatest Bass Player, his style and his approach to the bass. I will be playing some tracks live and analyse his most representative compositions and trademark bass lines.

Read the presentation HERE (https://www.musicoff.com/strumenti/basso-artisti/ti-consiglio-un-disco-di-jaco-pastorius/)

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Jaco Pastorius transcription | All American Alien Boy

Jaco Pastorius has, without a doubt, profoundly changed the way we perceive the electric bass and its role in a band. His distinctive tone, grooves, and solos literally came from another planet – like if he was an Alien Boy – and became so iconic that Jaco had influenced generations of bass players and, I am sure, more to come.

“Jaco opened the door, and we just walked through”.

 

Read the full article HERE