Global Bass Online February 2002
first issue of Global Bass for 2002 features one of our own writers on the front
cover. As I mention in the article itself, I knew Brent Anthony Johnson‘s CD
was due shortly into the new year. I expected good things out of him, because I
know he is a great bass player, but frankly his CD outdid my expectations of him
in every way. So I sidestepped the concern of playing seeming favorites and just
went ahead with the fact that this newcomer to the truly big leagues deserved a
chance to show what he is made of. Brent is a character of the first order and I
am sure you will enjoy stories of his crazy life so far.
also have a recurring series of articles with our own Andy Long interviewing
some of todays top Stick players. The series, called Stick
Around will feature 3 Stickists per issue for the forseeable future, in
effect setting up a seperate section in the magazine for this incredible
instrument. Someday, if and when I grow up, I would love to own 1 or 10 myself!
also have our usual columns and some other special items as well.
am currently in Switzerland learning just how dumb I really am!
With the help of my fellow bassist and fiancé, I have learned of many
other bass players I either knew nothing about or on whom I had completely
missed the point.
with that in mind, now that I have the knowledge of some of these incredible
European musicians, you will be seeing an increase in the number of bassists
from this part of the world as well. I am humbled by how much I didn’t know.
If I am working to portray this as a truly Global project, then I have a lot to
issue will feature the legendary John Paul Jones, a talk with Tony Levin about
his newest CD and many other surprises. Marcus Miller is coming through in March
and I hope to have him as our cover story for April. All in all, just the
beginning of the best year for Global Bass yet!
I wish you all peace.
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