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.

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KYBP is a quick, informative read

highlighting the players’ most important works!


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Latest posts

Latest posts

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, […]

Gee Patino (Jankem, Splif)

  By KYBP Austin Bureau Chief Robert Jenkins   Punk rock is an integral part of the evolution of music and Rock & Roll in particular. There are numerous bands who have been influenced by the sound of early punk rock and allowed that sound to develop into something completely new (just listen to the […]

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 […]

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 […]