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The Bass Guy Lucas Pickford Adam Nitti Andrew Pfaff Steve Clarke


     Steve Clarke has another new CD out called Sweet Surroundings.  I just received my copy in the mail today, the day after Christmas.  Always save the best gift till last.  The album is SWEET.  Look for a complete review in the next issue of Global Bass.  In the meantime, click on the cover below to go to Steve's Qup Studios site to order it from HOP-N-BOP Records.  Steve's CD Kickin' It and Sweet Surroundings are also available online. 

Andrew Pfaff

Andrew Pfaff, bassist and author of bass book Mode Shapes for Bass
Electric bassist, composer, instructor
Author of Mode Shapes for Bass

Also look for a review of Andrew Pfaff's approach to Modes in a coming issue of Global Bass.


     Adam Nitti's new CD Evidence will be featured in the next issue of Global Bass.  It is currently available through CDBaby.  Also see Brent-Anthony Johnson's interview with Adam in this issue.

     Lucas Pickford's new CD Blown Fuse is finally available.  Click here or on the album cover below to hear samples and buy it.  Look for a complete review with more samples in the next issue of Global Bass.  Also available online.





New York City bassist Michael Cohen – also known as thebassguy -- has been playing blues, R&B and rock for over 25 years.  In the tri-state area, he has been the driving beat with a number of bands including Big Carl, Blue Mercy, Hard Bargain, Juke House Kings and Toots & the Shades.  With a series of great gigs and solid demos under his belt, Cohen longed to get the music out to those who would appreciate it, and found and its unique user-review system to be the best vehicle., also known as Garageband Records, has featured nine different songs recorded by Cohen as “Track of the Day” since last year, an uncommon occurrence on the site.  The featured tracks, mostly remakes and covers along with several original songs by thebassguy and bandmates, were all co-produced by Cohen.  On Christmas Eve 2000, his original song “More Blues Than I Can Use” was the first one chosen by users as Track of the Day. 

“I’m hoping for an even 10 songs by the end of 2001!” Cohen says. “The only thing these nine songs have in common is me, thebassguy.” 

Presently, thebassguy can be found holding down the bottom line for Hard Bargain, a seven-piece R&B band featuring veteran blues vocalist “King Arthur” Canady.   

The featured tracks can be found as RealAudio files at, under thebassguy (, or each featured band (,, or

Cohen’s web pages at feature his music as well as excellent original photography, artwork, astronomy, bass and blues links and contact information for anyone interested in hiring or contacting thebassguy. 

A native of Atlanta, Cohen lived in Florida and Connecticut before settling in New York.   




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