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‘Building Up’ — my new online course is available exclusively at Discover Double Bass. Check it out!  


Great news! I’ll be writing for bassmagazine.com beginning with the first online issue in March. Along with a lot of familiar names in the bass community—Chris Jisi, Jon D’Auria, Tim Hill, Elton Bradman, Jim Roberts, Karl Coryat, Jonathan Herrera, Patrick Wong, Freddie Villano, Bill Leigh, Steve Bailey, Stevie Glasgow, Rod Taylor, Ed Friedland—I’ll contribute my $0.02 to the low end every month. For the first issue, I’ll continue the Jazz Concepts column that I’ve been writing for the past few decades, plus I’ll talk to Larry Grenadier about his brilliant new solo album. Btw, I’ve stopped writing for Bass Player Magazine—read all about it here.


My solo version of the beautiful ballad, “Stardust” — with a big tip of my hat to Oscar Pettiford.


Here’s a new video from the WDR Big Band — a bass feature entitled “Sergio”!


Alan Pasqua, Peter Erskine, John Goldsby — live from the WDR Jazzfest, Gütersloh, Feb. 1, 2018


Do you live in the Cologne area? Be sure to visit Steinway & Sons Koeln for our “Jazz & Talk” series. Here’s the lineup of great artists featured in the Spring 2019 season—Florian Weber, Chris Hopkins, Billy Test & Johan Hörlén!


Here’s a new podcast from the great Jason Heath. Contrabass Conversations is a fantastic resource for bassists of every ilk. I had a fantastic time chatting with Jason about all sorts of things: The Jazz Bass Book, the WDR Big Band, my take on innovators and imitators, juggling…and more.


My new video bass course is out now at truefire.com. “The Upright Bass Handbook” is geared towards beginning double bassists, electric bassists who want to add the acoustic bass to their arsenal, and other instrumentalists who are looking for an overview of bass technique and basic jazz bass line construction.


The nice folks at multicoolty.com did an interview with me a while back  about my work with the WDR Big Band and life in Germany as an American ex-pat.


Peter Leitch is a brilliant jazz guitarist. Here’s a video from a concert we did way back in ’92.


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