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Between Miles and Mahavishnu: John McLaughlin’s “Devotion”

John McLaughlin, guitarist extraordinaire, came to New York in 1969 at the behest of drummer Tony Williams to join his new group. He immediately found himself playing a record date with Williams’ former employer, Miles Davis on what was to

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Posted in Improvisation, Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis

Bass Is The Place: How Being A Bassist Made Me A Better Musician

I play several different instruments but in the capacity of an actively performing musician, I am primarily a bassist. And like many bassists, I started out as a guitarist. I had been playing guitar for about five or six years

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Posted in Bass, Improvisation, Music Appreciation and Analysis
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