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In Conversation with Andrew McKinney – Projecting The Groove

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About This Episode

In today’s podcast Andrew McKinney lends an insight into every bassman’s dream gig.

Aside from leading the bass department at BIMM London, Andrew McKinney is bassist with the James Taylor Quartet, whose high-energy blend of groove jazz has earned them legions of fans right across the globe. What’s more, the bass parts are almost always jaw-droppingly amazing – and Andrew is the first to admit how lucky he is to be in a band that allows the bass such space to move. “I was described once as a ‘magical, musical, midfield general’, which I take as a compliment!” He also continues his freelance work, regularly depping on shows in London’s West End.

In this episode you're going to learn:

  • What Andrew’s learnt from his ten years with JTQ.
  • All about his 1962 Fender Precision.
  • Why he prefers a less-is-more approach to tone.
  • How you can become a better groove player.
  • And much, much more…

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