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Retro CD release announced

From Abstractlogix: One of the most formidable fretless electric bassists in the post-Jaco Pastorius era, Texas native and current Barcelona resident Gary Willis joins forces with Catalan keyboardist Albert Bover and Budapest-born drummer Gergo Borlai on this exhilarating take on the electric piano trio....

Triphasic Concert in Mallorca

Triphasic Concert – February 11, 2012 Teatre de Manacor Avenida del Parc, 07500 Manacor, Mallorca. 20:30 presented by Renou Col.lectiu

GK-3B minimized

Hey Willis, I see that you “minimized” a GK-3B pickup on your bass, presumably to make it look nicer. Before I start hacking my brand new GK-3B, I’d like to ask you if you can give me some insight into how you did it. Is there something I should watch out for, or is it...

Random Groove Generator

Hey Willis, I’m an American bassist living in Germany for nearly 40 years. I teach here at the Mannheim Music school. One question: When you’re playing random (sounding) lines on funk grooves, how would you describe the process of making your note/dead-note & rhythmical choices. Do you think...

Ghost in the Machine

Hey Willis, Good morning, sir. I really like the website and am very impressed both by the attention to detail you give in explaining your playing style, and by your obvious willingness to help out the bass community in general. Excellent job and thanks. My question regards the Graph Tech Ghost MIDI system...

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