THE WORKING BASSIST
THE WORKING BASSIST
The Working Bassist, What You Really Need to Know to Survive in New York City, is designed to inform bassists (and all musicians) interested in coming to New York City to pursue their musical endeavors. In addition to being informative, the series of interviews has been geared towards inspiring those who are already working musicians. 162 pages.
Product Code: IND089
Format: Book
Artist/Author: John Carey
Publisher/Distributor: John Carey
US$14.95

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Table of Contents
Interview with Jack Daley
Interview Johannes Weidenmueller

The Working Bassist, What You Really Need to Know to Survive in New York City, is designed to inform bassists (and all musicians) interested in coming to New York City to pursue their musical endeavors. In addition to being informative, the series of interviews has been geared towards inspiring those who are already working musicians.

It was my goal to illustrate as accurately as possible what it’s all about to live in NYC and to get work here as a bassist. I’ve tried, at all costs, to eliminate the “fluff” often found in typical interviews, instead focusing on what the music business is like in its current state and how it has changed over the years, specifically concerning bass related work in NYC.

Interviews include bassists who work as sidemen for high profile artists and bands, Broadway bassists, solo bassists, bass instructors, session players and even the great guitar and bass builder, Roger Sadowsky. All of the players interviewed work in NYC. I’ve selected bassists from several genres of music, upright and electric players, all ages . . . all professional bassists. Interviews were conducted via email, and have been placed in the order that they were received. Some of the players interviewed you may know and some of them you may not. All of them have been able to survive in NYC as working bass players. Their experiences within the “industry” are priceless for those entering the field, and their stories will continue to inspire those of us who are working musicians from around the globe.

In short, these interviews will provide you with an idea of what the music business is like in NYC from a working bassist’s perspective. Whether you are considering relocating to NYC to pursue a career in music, or you’re simply a music lover interested in learning more about the music scene in New York, this book will prove to be a great resource to you. Buckle your seat belts and enjoy the ride . . . This is what you really need to know to survive in New York City as a working bassist!
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