Alberto Rigoni & I'm Sorry to Hear You're a Bassist

 

The Best of Alberto Rigoni

 

After a month of collaboration, I am really excited to announce my latest book: The Best of Alberto Rigoni.

Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer who rapidly gained audience in the international music scene thanks to his modern and fresh sound, far away from any well known music cliché. His solo albums (Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys and Overloaded, worldwide released between 2008 and 2014), between progressive rock metal and fusion, also feature legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring and many others.

 

Alberto has been featured on the cover of magazines such as Bass Magazine Japan, Bass Musician Magazine and Bajos Y Bajistas. Moreover, On March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS”. 

 

The book includes songs from throughout his career such as 2008's BASSex, 2012's Kikazaru and Bass Guy, released next month.

 

CLICK HERE for more information about the book.

 

Check out FutureFunk, a duet with Remco Hendrix below:

Sorry to Hear You're a Bassist

 

Southampton held it's first bass event last night at The Art House Cafe, aptly titled Sorry to Hear You're a Bassist.. The venue was host to some incredible bass players - A Ninja Slob Drew Me, BassDbler, Grant Sharkey and Steve Lawson. If you haven't already checked these guys out, I strongly suggest you do! Solo bass is in a very good position at the moment, and each of these performances displayed the variety you can get out of our instrument.

I was there with a collection of books and mailing list sign-up form, so if you're now receiving this as a result - thank you! 

Here I am with my display...

Thank you all as ever for your support!

Aidan

Elvis & Bob Dylan

 

Elvis Presley & Bob Dylan

Every time I write a book, I try and focus on artists that are under-represented by bass books that are already published. Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley definitely fit the bill. They have sold 250 million records between them and some of the songs in these books are amongst the highest ever charting songs.

Each book has a variety of bass players as the Elvis and Dylan moved through their careers, and I’ve tried to document the positioning and technique as accurately as possible.

Click on the covers below to take a closer look, and as ever I'd love to hear how you get on with them.

Both books are priced at $7.99