In Conversation with Steve Jenkins - NYC Funk

September 5, 2016

About This Episode

In today’s podcast we meet a player who is taking the electric bass to new heights.

Perhaps best known for his stints with Vernon Reid (Living Colour) and Dave Fiuczynski in Screaming Headless Torsos, Steve Jenkins is one of the New York bass scene’s most exciting players. Steve can tap like a guitarist and slap, all improvised in the heat of the moment, and rather than spewing out rehearsed licks that are all style over substance, his musical vocabulary reveals a player of subtlety and at times real soul too. He’s not lacked ambition in his solo career either, with Steve Jenkins and the Coaxial Flutter his second album to date. On the subject of technique, his effortless command of a Callowhill OBS 5-string has marked him out as a player of real depth, but how exactly did he develop his staggeringly slap technique?

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