In this extended-length "Bass Wisdom" masterclass, legendary bassist Jimmy Haslip discusses his approach to playing bass, his amazing career, working in the music industry and more. If you are looking to gain some musical wisdom from one of the industry's best, this bass masterclass is for you.
Topics Covered: Bass, improvisation, Playing Left Handed, Practicing, Musical Vocabulary, Soloing, Sight Reading, Sessions, Tommy Bolin, Jeff Lorber, Allan Holdsworth, Virgil Donati, Pentatonics, Dorian Mode, Double Diminished Scale, Inversions, Chordal Playing, Kiss, Etc.
Jimmy Haslip was born December 31st, 1951 in the Bronx, New York. He grew up in Huntington, Long Island. In 1963 at the age of 13, he became interested in electric bass and has now been playing for 47+ years. Jimmy left New York in 1969 playing music in San Francisco, New Orleans, Denver and Dallas before moving on to Los Angeles in late 1975, where he began touring and recording with many different popular artists.
In 1978 he met guitarist Robben Ford and keyboardist Russell Ferrante and formed a group to record Robben’s first solo recording on Electra-Asylum. This critically acclaimed album, called ” The Inside Story” became a landmark recording. That album led to the formation of The Yellowjackets and in 1980 they recorded a debut album for Warners Bros. Records.
Jimmy is actively composing, arranging, producing and performing with Yellowjackets, who will be touring and promoting their newest recording in 2011, their 21st CD entitled “TIMELINE” on the MACK AVENUE recording Label.
Yellowjackets, the two time Grammy winners, have been nominated for seventeen Grammy’s. Jimmy was also nominated for an Edison award in 2000. and this year, another Grammy nomination, his 18th for the Jeff Lorber Fusion “NOW IS THE TIME” recording.which he co-produced.