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Fulfilling what has been lacking...

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By Mickey Bass Jazz, as we once knew it, has become a thing of the past. For a lot of years clubs and promoters have been saying that this music is dead. My response to that statement is, “How can jazz be dead when its creators are still alive and well and creating?" In other words; if it ain't broke... we wish you wouldn'a fixed it... Years ago if you turned on the radio, within ...

TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Mickey Bass

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Meet Mickey Bass:Instrument(s): BassTeachers and/or influences? My first teacher, William Lewis, with whom I studied in Pittsburgh. The greatest influences on me, musically and compositionally speaking, have been John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Maurice Ravel and Lili Boulangere.I knew I wanted to be a musician when... I was twelve years old, went to junior high school, and “took up" an instrument, which was the trumpet. This lasted about six months until in band ...


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