Steve Bailey 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 #35 – Steve Bailey.
Who is Steve Bailey?
Here’s a little known personal fact about me: Steve Bailey‘s 2007 album, So Low… Solo, is one my favorite instrumental music albums of all time. Beyond his stunning mastery of the six-string fretless bass, the composition and arrangements on this disc are captivating. It’s still on high rotation in my weekly playlist. With that, Steve is more commonly known as the Chair of the bass department at the coveted Berklee School Of Music. A gig he did not set out to get, but one that nonetheless puts him square in the middle of where bassists are grown and nurtured. It’s a role where Steve is helping musicians (and the world) better understand the role that the bass plays in music. Steve is a virtuoso, in the purest definition of the word. His work with Victor Wooten in Bass Extremes is legendary. He has played with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and Mel Torme to Jethro Tull and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He has previously been a faculty member at Coastal Carolina University, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and was also a faculty member at Hollywood’s BIT for 10 years. In short: Steve Bailey is a bass legend. 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.