It’s not a chord until we play a note!


It’s not a chord until we play a note!


which is a series of brief missives and

video interviews which are aimed

to entertain and (perhaps) enlighten the masses.

Tailored for social media and digital platforms,

KYBP is a quick, informative read

highlighting the players’ most important works!


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Latest posts

Latest posts

Tom’s Trail Guardian Bass Player – Thereabouts Whereabouts…

Conceived, created, and gestated by Dr. Patricia Arean, this bass playing miniature replica of Know Your Bass Player “honcho” and Notes From An Artist radio / podcast host Tom Semioli traverses landmark locales in New York City….        Rooftop hang on the #UpperEastSide of #Manhattan…. #trailguardian #bass #bassplayer #FenderBass #FenderPrecisionBass #BassGuitar #NewYorkCity #NewYorkCityBassPlayer […]

Michael League (Snarky Puppy) VIDEO INTERVIEW

  Hosts David C. Gross and Tom Semioli converse with bassist, producer, collaborator, entrepreneur, label owner, recording artist, musical director, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and light-bulb changer Michael League from his home in Spain. ML discusses his new solo record “Right Where I Fall” which was released on 6/25, his work with Snarky Puppy, his ongoing musical […]

Richard Thompson Discusses His Bass Players VIDEO INTERVIEW

  “Ask him about throwing Roy Harper off a ferry!” In this video preview from an episode of The Bass Guitar Channel Radio Show on Cygnus Radio with host David C. Gross and Know Your Bass Player “honcho” Tom Semioli, Richard Thompson discusses the bassists he’s employed over the years including Jerry Scheff (Elvis Presley, […]

Larry Grenadier (Brad Meldau, Pat Metheny, Mark Turner) VIDEO INTERVIEW

Photo Courtesy of Larry Grenadier Com   “Most people of my age and my generation started on electric….” From a Bass Guitar Channel Radio Show broadcast in February 2021 on Cygnus Radio– host David C. Gross and KYBP “honcho” Tom Semioli talk with bassist Larry Grenadier. In this unedited clip, Larry ruminates o’er his early […]

George Porter Jr. (The Meters) VIDEO INTERVIEW

  “Cissy Strut,” “Lady Marmalade,” “Right Place Wrong Time” … I feel like I am working towards something that will be remembered….”   A giant of the instrument, an elite bassist whose tone and phrasing renders him recognizable in first measure of any passage he renders, George Joseph Porter Jr. is a founding member of […]