see the Acoustic Bass demo.

ELECTRIC & ACOUSTIC BASS, BANDLEADER
Los Angeles, Ca. E-mail: bassland@email.com
Home page http://www.bassland.net/

EDUCATION

Began piano at age 9
Clarinet at age 11
Began playing electric bass (self taught) at age 13
Early influences; James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey
Graduated from Musician's Institute in 1981
Studied with: Chuck Rainey, Ray Brown, Abraham Laboriel
Bob Magnusson, James Leary, Tony Cimorosi, and others.
Bass Demo CLICK HERE



TEACHING EXPERIENCES

*Assist Tim Bogert in developing a "funk" program at Musicians Institute

*Private students while at Musicians Institute

*Private students in New Jersey, New York, California, & Europe

*Master classes for established players, "Harmonics as a compositional tool for bassists"

*Seminars and workshops in the United States & Europe

*Computer consulting - Dos, Windows, Internet, HTML Programming, Web Page design &
construction, midi, computer studio design & construction, database management



PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE


Played with:
The Gil Askey Orchestra
Eartha Kitt
Cab Calloway
Denise Williams
David Ii's Love Ii Orchestra
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
Sam Moore (Sam & Dave)
The Shirelles
The H.B. Barnum Orchestra
Martha & The Vandellas
Freda Payne
and others.....


Performed at: The Top Club, N.Y.C. - The Baby Grand, N.Y.C. - Hackensack Jazz Club N.J. - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, L.A. - Jazz Safari, Long Beach, Ca. - Hammersmith Palace, London - Dennis Swing Club Hamburg, Germany - The Fabric, Hamburg, W. Germany - Semana De Musica, Sau Paulo, Brazil - San Luis Obispo Jazz Society, Ca. - Empire Room, Berlin, Germany - The Biltmore Hotel L.A. - The John Anson Ford Theatre


RECORDING EXPERIENCE


The Rob Hayes Project "Midnight Dance" & "A Hint Of Moon"
The New Millenium Blues Band
Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Charley records
Jazz Brazz - Independent production
Bernard Kafka - (fusion)
Shanda Lear - Dancin' and Romaincin' (dance/swing)
Michael Nash Independant Production
The Norman Trio (jazz)


VIDEO

"What's New" starring Linda Ronstadt, David Lewis - Director (Cinemax)
Jon Anderson (Yes) - Solo Project
Eartha Kitt - Documentary in Brazil (B.B.C.)


MOVIE-TELEVISION



This Christmas - Acousitc Bassist opening scene
Friends - Wedding pictures episode (8th season)
Ally McBeal - Lounge setting Electric Bassist


THEATER pit orchestra


Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill
For Heaven Sakes - William Stevenson, producer
T.K.O. - William Stevenson, producer
Gloria Duplex - Laura Zucker, producer
Broken Hearts - Bill Rauch, Director


PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION



1982 - 1993 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) representing:


Tobias Guitars (1983-1992)
SWR Bass Amps (1985-92)
Bartolini Pickups
Energy Group Bass Speaker Systems (1985-1990)
Shadow BTM-6 Midi Bass Converter
1993-present, MTD Basses
1998-present, Euphonic Audio Bass Amps

EQUIPMENT

Custom 5 String Bass made by Michael Tobias Design
Upright Bass made by Johan Rauner
K&K Audio Bass Master Pro pickup system
MTD Strings
Bass Amplifier by Euphonic Audio
SWR, Energy Group


I worked for Tobias Guitars (1983-1992) involved in various areas including:

  • Product Demonstration
  • Product Specialization
  • Artist Relations
  • Computer Technology (MIS) Management
  • R & D
  • Customer Service
  • Electronics technician
  • Assembler


Currently doing freelance work on electric and acoustic bass. I am interested in accepting:

Record dates
Casuals
Movie/Video Commercial work (sideline)
Film scoring
Multimedia production
Web Design
Industrial film
Source music
Artist Development
Music Production
Clinics
Club dates
Tours
Here is the place where you can hear some of the recordings (Live and Studio) that I have done over the years. These excerpts are from the original recordings and I am not trying to sell or have anyone download them for free (they are only excerpts anyway) The Material is copyrighted by the respective composers and/or writiers. If your song being represented here is a problem, let me know (I don't expect any problems though). Anyway, if you were wondering what I sound like (apparently I talk a good game) then this is the place for you. All selections as MP3 format.

1920's style jazz tune
singer Shanda Lear upright bass


Contemporary Jazz
Saxophonist John Stephens fretless


Big Band
Chester Whitmore Opus One Big Band upright bass


Small combo FUMC Pasadena
arranger Mark Goldstein electric bass


Trditional jazz
Jazz For Peace upright bass


Contemporary Jazz
RHP Electric bass, piccolo solo


Swing Music
Shanda Lear upright bass


Traditional Jazz
Jazz For Peace electric bass solo


Blues
Millenium Blues Band electric bass


Contemporary Jazz
RHP upright bass

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