HOLDING DOWN THE BASS CHAIR

 

“My approach on bass is to listen carefully to each tune; digest the songwriter’s chord changes, and study his/her lyrics & lyrical phrasing.  “Once I have a feel for the song, I then follow the singer’s vocal delivery, rhythmically and melodically.  I am always in pursuit of a bassline that is innovative and unexpected to the listener.  The challenge is to discover that unique bass groove that compliments the songwriters vision, and will create lasting mojo.  I want to catch the attention of listeners, and at the same time not distract from the flow and essence of a song.” 

ANTHONY COOK