Bass Player - Feb 2013 - Darryl Jenifer
This month we turn to Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer, an unsung pioneer of hardcore music, to talk through his mind-bending blend of R&B, fusion, reggae, and punk rock.
Victor Wooten continues to dig deep on a pair of new albums; we catch up to get hip to his latest trip. We also connect with ex-Incubus bassist Dirk Lance, whose unique approach to bass helped define the sound of that band from its earliest days.
On the jazzier tip, we have a style study of the great Jimmie Blanton, and a lesson with Alphonso Johnson from Bass Player LIVE!.
Gear-wise, we check out a boutique beauty from Teye Guitars, as well as two cool new Tribute series G&L basses and a pair of Source Audio stompboxes.
Lastly, we flash back to 1974 with a transcription of “Sparkle City” by the great Shuggie Otis. Dig in!