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Virtuoso Bass Issue 3: “Putting the Bass Up Front” Starring the Legendary Stanley Clarke on the Cover

Editor At Large Bunny Brunel features Stanley Clarke, Brian Auger, Wayne Shorter, Meshell Ndegeocello, Scott Ambush, Hiromi, The Gibson Bass Book, & jazz fusion pioneers!

(PRUnderground) February 13th, 2024

Virtuoso Bass magazine proudly presents the highly anticipated Issue 3, an immersive journey into the world of bass and jazz fusion. With a rich array of exclusive interviews, in-depth profiles, and insightful commentary, this issue is a must-read for bass enthusiasts everywhere. The cover story of Issue 3 shines the spotlight on multi-Grammy-winner Stanley Clarke, an iconic figure in the world of bass. Through an exclusive interview, Clarke shares intimate insights into his illustrious career and early years, offering a glimpse into his incredible contributions to music and his role as a trailblazer who helped elevate the bass to the forefront of the industry. Renowned bassist Bunny Brunel, Editor at Large, presents Clarke’s captivating narrative alongside a stunning lifestyle editorial photographed by Ash Gupta.

In addition to the cover story, Issue 3 features an array of exclusive interviews and profiles, including bassist Scott Ambush, who reflects on his 30-year journey with Spyro Gyra and his passion as a luthier and designer of bass accessories. Grammy-nominated Brian Auger shares fascinating anecdotes about his career and interactions with jazz legends like Jimmy Smith, while Greg Boraman of Soul Bank Records provides insights into the label’s outstanding artists and recent releases.

The issue also profiles Meshell Ndegeocello, the German-born bass marvel known for her innovative compositions and activism. A spotlight on Ndegeocello’s latest CD, The Omnichord Real Book, highlights her prolific journey as a bassist, composer, singer, and activist. Readers can dive into the world of bass history with an interview featuring Rob Van Den Broek, author of The Gibson Bass Book: An Illustrated Tribute, shedding light on the vision behind the comprehensive “almanac” of Gibson basses. Issue 3 also pays tribute to the late Wayne Shorter, exploring his groundbreaking influence in jazz fusion and classical music.

Furthermore, Issue 3 includes CD reviews, such as the latest release from Hiromi, SonicWonderland, which features fretless player Hadrien Feraud with the Sonicwonder Quartet. The review praises Hiromi’s venture into drastic changes of tempo and musical styles, alongside consistent and organic sonic backdrops.

The magazine also features a review of the CD release concert “Bass Ball 2,” showcasing performances by Bunny Brunel, Stanley Clarke, Kyle Eastwood, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Larry Dunn, and Kaylene Peoples. Additionally, The Jazz Fusion ( introduces a new radio chart for the underserved genre of “jazz rock.”  As we delve into what spurred the early jazz fusion movement, we review the following albums:  Miles Davis: In A Silent Way (1969), Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin: The Inner Mounting Flame (1971), and the eponymous Herbie Hancock Head Hunters (1973).

Don’t miss out on the unparalleled insights and engrossing articles featured in Virtuoso Bass Issue 3, curated by Editor At Large Bunny Brunel whose mission is to put a spotlight on exceptional bassists, furthering the evolution of this increasingly popular instrument!

Virtuoso Bass magazine extends its gratitude to advertisers and sponsors, including LaBella Strings.  Visit to learn more about this exciting new issue, published by KL Publishing Group.

About Virtuoso Bass

VIRTUOSO BASS Magazine, headed by Bunny Brunel is the ultimate destination for bass enthusiasts, featuring in-depth interviews, captivating profiles, and insightful commentary on the world of bass and jazz fusion. Each issue showcases legendary bassists, rising stars, and iconic albums, providing readers with a comprehensive look into the rich landscape of bass music. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for the art of bass, Virtuoso Bass Magazine continues to inspire and educate bass players around the globe.

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