Do you play live? Are you available to play with my group in person?
Yes, and yes. You can frequently see and hear me play live in and around Los Angeles and other places with various projects. Check out my live schedule for dates. I am always looking to fill my schedule as I am a hard worker and love to play with new and also familiar musicians and projects. To me, music is fun and that’s why they call it “playing music”! If it’s a fit, then all the better !
How do I know that the bass tracks you record for me will be good?
Well, you don’t, at least not right away. That’s why I highly recommend using the service platform of soundbetter.com, so that things like communication and time lines don’t become an issue. There is a 3rd party that holds your funds until you are happy with the tracks.
Do I have to send you written music for a remote session?
The short answer is you don’t have to. If you have chord charts, or something scribbled on a napkin, that’s great, bring it. If you don’t know how to write music, I’ll figure it out. It always helps to have some kind of chart, or framework to go by. I read music, and all sorts of chord charts very well. Communication is key.
What can’t you play?
To be honest, I don’t play upright bass very well at all, and don’t claim to. I am not an expert slap bass player on the electric, but know a great deal of people that are. Most of the time, producers and artists hire me for providing the “glue” for the music on the bass with a great fingerstyle tone, and lyrical, melodic ideas. If I feel I can’t perform it correctly, I am not afraid to say so.
What do you most like to play?
That’s a loaded question! My tastes run the gamut, from most contemporary jazz, pop, and rock styles, to classical etudes. I’d say from Mozart to Madonna ! I study music daily, and have an open ear to any great written/played and produced music. I’ve played rock, jazz, pop music, progressive music, country, with drum machines, trap beats, drums n bass, chill, ambient styles, EDM, jazz standards, theater projects, all sorts of music.
How do you approach each project?
Each project is an separate thing. Today I may be playing for a singer/songwriter, and tomorrow I may be playing some kind of instrumental track with screaming guitars, huge drums and lots of bass notes. I always let the music tell me how and what to play and how it can possibly sound. Check out my listening examples to hear what I sound like from previous projects.
If you’d like to contact me to discuss your project, live or a session project feel free….it’s pretty easy and I’m glad to hear from you !