A few weeks ago Virgil Donati came to Melbourne to play a run of shows covering the music of the late, great Allan Holdsworth and he brought along the amazingly talented Evan Marien as his bass player! If you don't know who Evan is I suggest finding his youtube channel and checking out some of his performances, especially those with drummer Dana Hawkins.
As well as lining up an interview with Evan I was able to help organise some private lessons for him with some Melbourne bass players, those lessons were a great insight into his approach to technique and harmonic language, I suggest checking out some of his lesson content on Scott's Bass Lessons and stay tuned for a book in the near future!
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Here is a little jam we shot before the interview:
And here is the interview: