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

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 […]

Mo Foster Discusses “Mo Foster & Friends In Concert” VIDEO INTERVIEW

  Among the most revered and versatile British session and touring bassists, Mo Foster’s talents as a composer, musician, educator, and author are equaled by his uncanny wit, hospitality, and sidesplitting sense of humor! You know Mo the bassist from his stellar work with a wide range of artists and ensembles including Affinity, Jeff Beck, […]

Freebo (Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur) VIDEO INTERVIEW

Courtesy of Freebo Com   A Conversation with Freebo: The Bonnie Raitt Years     One name, one groovin’ cat!   A master of blues, folk, roots music, and a longtime associate of Bonnie Raitt (he anchored her stage and studio band from 1971-79), the bassist born Daniel Freidberg was an early proponent of the […]

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 […]

Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake) VIDEO INTERVIEW

Among the most prolific, versatile and accomplished bassists on stage and on record, Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont has anchored some of hard rock’s most groundbreaking and influential artists: Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio, Yngwie Malmsteem, Tony MacAlpine,  Queensryche, and Blue Oyster Cult, to cite a select few.  Rudy currently […]