Basil Fearrington is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #61 – Basil Fearrington.
Who is Basil Fearrington?
The city of Philadelphia has produced some of the world’s most prolific bass players. Basil Fearrington is one of the many, but he sits at the top of the list. From funk and soul to R&B and pop music, the bassist, producer and composer has many hit records under his belt, working with artists like Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige and countless others (like George Benson, Jean Luc Ponty… do you want me to keep going?). With mentors like Anthony Jackson and Alphonso Johnson, Basil is a treasure trove of bass player stories and music through the decades. The output of which you can hear on albums like Kameerijano (and countless others). It’s 2020. Happy New Year… and here’s to another year of great conversations with great bass players. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.