Bass en Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though this was not guitarist John </span>Scofield's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> first stop into the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Seattle studios this time he was joined John </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Medeski (piano)</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Billy Martin (drums), and Chris Wood (bass). As you will hear in this session, the group mixes j</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">azz</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, funk and modern soul to create what host Abe </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beeson</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;called&nbsp;a groovy sound of their own.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:43:59 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 17573 at Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Monty Alexander, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton—‘Nuff Said <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&ldquo;&rsquo;Nuff said,&rdquo; is right.&nbsp; When jazz fans hear the names Monty Alexander, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton in conjunction, they know they&rsquo;ll be treated great music, played with inspiration, joy and absolutely amazing technical chops. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Monty (piano), John (bass) and Jeff (drums) have performed together off and on for almost 40 years.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:00:21 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 9789 at Monty Alexander, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton—‘Nuff Said Stax Bassist Duck Dunn Remembered In Memphis <p></p> Tue, 15 May 2012 07:53:13 +0000 5020 at Stax Bassist Duck Dunn Remembered In Memphis Christian McBride: The bass boss <p>In the first generation of be-bop musicians, Ray Brown was King of the Jazz Bass.&nbsp; Today, the ‘go-to’ jazz bassist is Christian McBride, so we felt quite lucky when he said he had the time to stop into to KPLU studios for a performance with pianist, Peter Martin.</p><p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:00:59 +0000 Abe Beeson & Justin Steyer 4713 at Christian McBride: The bass boss Who is Esperanza Spalding? <p>Esperanza Spalding walked into the KPLU Seattle studios like some teenaged gunslinger. However, she’d been working full time in music for most of her 25 years, and her chosen weapon was a double-bass that reached just above her impressive afro.</p><p>Now a Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist (take that, Justin Bieber!), I’ve recently enjoyed listening back to our meeting a year ago, and specifically our interview.</p><p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 23:44:58 +0000 Abe Beeson 793 at Who is Esperanza Spalding?