We hope you all enjoyed the conclusion of our interview with Pittsburgh Symphony principal bassist Jeff Turner on the podcast last weekend. It was really great to get a chance to sit down and interview Jeff, and there is a wealth of valuable knowledge for the current or aspiring professional bassist contained within this interview.
We will be featuring and interview with and music from jazz bass performer and teacher Lynn Seaton on the program this weekend. Lynn teaches jazz bass at the University of North Texas, and he maintains a significant presence on the jazz scene, having performed with a wide range of jazz artists from many generations. Check out this list and consider what an effect working with such a wide array of artists from many generations of jazz has on a performer’s depth of musical experience:
Toshiko Akiyoshi, Monty Alexander, Ernestine Anderson, Buck Clayton, Al Cohn, Kenny Drew Jr., Blossom Dearie, Bob Dorough, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Herb Ellis, John Fedchock, Frank Foster, Freddy Green, Tim Hagans, Jeff Hamilton, Scott Hamilton, Wynard Harper, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Marian McPartland, Jay McShann, Mark Murphy, Ken Peplowski, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jimmy Raney, Emily Remler, Diane Schuur, Maria Schneider, Bud Shank, Carol Sloane, Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Maxine Sullivan, Mel Torme, Frank Wess, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Steve Wilson, Mark Vinci, and Teddy Wilson.
We’ll also be featuring Lynn performing some music from his album ‘The Lynn Seaton Trio LIVE!!!’, which was donated to the International Society of Bassists. Proceeds from this album benefit the ISB, and if you’re interested in ordering a copy (and I’d be surprised if you weren’t interested after hearing it!), you can send a check for $15 (add $5 for first class shipping or $8 for international airmail) to:
CD Lynn Seaton Live
14070 Proton Rd. Suite 100, LB 9
Dallas, TX 75244
You can also listen to other tracks from Lynn (and place orders for many of his albums) at Lynn’s website here.