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Mickey Bass

“You never know when you are going to see Mickey Bass…..

You might see him playing with a Symphony, or you might see him playing…..with anybody!”

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Mickey Bass is a man who is always doing something, or else getting ready to do something!

A ‘World Class’ Bassist from Pittsburgh; His arrival in New York yielded ‘early breaks’ with Hank Mobley and Sonny Rollins…He then worked and played with a veritable “Who’s Who” in Jazz.. A Maverick, “Always a ‘work-in-progress’!”; Bass is determined to keep alive the Traditions of The Jazz Masters. His most recent release: Mickey Bass & The New York Powerhouse Ensemble ‘Live’ at the Jazz corner of The World”, “Early Bird” Records 2009, reflects this sentiment to a ‘tee’.

Composer, Arranger, Bandleader and Broadcaster; His Educational Methods have influenced a host of now prominent Musicians…..His Original, Jazz Improvisational Method (accredited at “Hartt” College) “The Diminished Whole Tone Concept” (c) 2006 forms the basis of his Teaching Methods.