Fortunately, I’ve remained healthy. The current situation is similar to the way I live anyway—as an artist, I’m always in my studio, practicing, recording, or writing. The difference is that I’m not traveling, and I miss playing with my friends. I lost a whole year’s worth of work.
Tell us about the new album, Electric Blue.
Danny Gottlieb and I have always done duo concerts in the north-east of the USA, and when we toured with the band Elements we often did a duo piece within the set. We always had this rapport, and we always wanted to record what we did, so in summer 2019 we went into my studio in Connecticut and recorded the basic tracks. After that we added more tracks, right up until the virus hit, and the album came out in the fall of 2020.
You and Danny must have a practically telepathic relationship by now.
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KIND OF BLUE
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I SPY…MIX AND MATCH ARPEGGIOS
Hey there, bass players! We’ve recently dedicated two columns to arpeggios, and for good reason. Whether you’re creating a groove or walking through changes, we do our jobs better by gracefully outlining the notes of the chord and clearly defining the harmony.
HONE YOUR SKILLS: DIG DEEPER WITH YOUR BASS THINKING
Last month we looked at inversions, which are chords where the lowest note is something other than the root. Using the third, the fifth, or even the seventh in the bass—in other words, the lowest note in the chord— offers us a whole lot more interesting options as bass players.
BASSIST Of The YEAR
Meet Danny Sapko, voted by you as Bassist Of The Year 2020!
Haim Sweet Haim
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JULIA'S TRIAL SEPARATION
Leaving hubby after endless bickering and he’s delighted
ELISABETH IS NEW QUEEN OF SCIENTOLOGY! - SOURCES
Teaming with Tom to scrape off tarnish of Masterson rape case
RHEA'S NEW FACE DELIGHTS DANNY!
Spicing up oddball marriage
DANNY MASTERSON PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO 3 RAPE CHARGES
EMBATTLED Danny Masterson has pleaded not guilty to all the rape charges against him.
A Portrait of an Intuitive Artist
Art has long been a personal outlet for Bull’s Jaime Lee Kirchner. Now she’s sharing it with the world and using her sixth sense to help others.
SCIENTOLOGY CLOSES RANKS!
Secretive sect wary of trouble for leader Miscavige - SOURCES
WHY THIS BEAUTY CAN DESTROY SCIENTOLOGY
What accused rapist Danny Masterson’s ex-lover really knows
ELEVEN DMU FROM THE TOP
Danny Urrea Jr. comes from Covina, California, a city in Los Angeles County, about 22 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, with a population of 47,963.