When people learn an instrument, it’s easy to get caught up in copying the riffs and styles of one’s idols. Fortunately, Al Caldwell took some advice from Anthony Jackson to heart and learned to be himself, finding his own voice as both bass player and musician.
Posts by Helena Bouchez:
Helena caught up with Living Colour’s bass player, Doug Wimbish, last fall in Chicago. Here, he shares his thoughts about the bassist’s role in a band and how to approach playing with different drummers and other musicians.
Guitar Noise welcomes writer / bassist Helena Bouchez to our pages with the first of a series of discussions with prominent bass players. Here, renowned bassist Victor Bailey (Weather Report) muses on how to go about making good music.