I’m back! First public performance since my wrist injury.

I guess a lot of you heard already but I made a big step on my road to recovery last night. My last gig was at a late night jazz venue in January and after seven months away from gigs it was a relief to return. Yesterday I played a ninety minute rehearsal plus a […]

What Doug Did – my article on Doug Rauch for Notreble

I was delighted when the lovely people at No Treble agreed to publish an article on the late, great Doug Rauch, one of my favourite players and a relatively unsung musical force. Here’s what some other guys had to say about Doug: Jeff Berlin: “… another slap bass player who would have been as big […]

My Left Hand

August 30th So happy now after last night. I played bass for a ninety minute rehearsal and a full church service at All Souls Langham Place. Feeling good..very thankful for all the advice, help, encouragement and prayers I’ve received! Full report at https://philwbass.wordpress.com/2010/08/30/im-back-first-public-performance-since-my-wrist-injury/ August 24th About to make my comeback. I’m playing with no ill […]

Diagonal Scale and Arpeggio Patterns

OK, you should know your scales and arpeggios in many patterns if you play bass but during a lesson with Steve Billman, he noted that often you find yourself quickly ascending across the strings and then running up and down the G string. Steve had adapted some ideas that Frank Gambale had about playing diagonally […]

Philwbass – NoTreble Contributor

I started doing some CD reviews for the NoTreble website. It’s an enjoyable exercise: I get to listen to some great music and try to improve my writing. NoTreble is a great resource for bassplayers: videos, lessons, reviews, news, interviews and articles about a wide spectrum of bassists. I was delighted when chosen for their […]