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Review: First Bass

Review: First Bass

Reviewed by Tim Olsen

Originally published in American Lutherie #17, 1987

First Bass
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Hackensack, NJ 07601

I’m looking at the premier edition of First Bass, and while one can’t help but notice that the spelling, punctuation, typesetting, and page layout are mighty loose, this is an impressive opener. The 32 pager features interviews with Jamaaladeen Tacuma, John Entwistle, and Jack Bruce, and a great little first-hand story about Jaco Pastorius giving a wild solo concert standing on a truck with amps wired to a Greenwich Village lightpole. The Winter 1989 issue went out free to almost 30,000 industry types.

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