To look upon Leland Sklar's discography is to unfurl a nearly endless scroll of iconic artists and historic albums. The tasteful bass lines he skillfully crafted as part of the Asylum Records’ house band during the ’70s and ’80s are woven into the fabric of popular music. In this episode, Leland treats host Josh Paul to all his his wit and wisdom through session stories, his approach to playing and gear, and the musical drive that has allowed him to retain his vibrant creativity and enthusiasm for playing through the years.
The Bass Freqs Podcast brings you the unique perspectives and insights of bass players—the backbone of every band. Hosted by lifelong recording and touring bass player Josh Paul (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Daughtry), each episode features in-depth discussions with some of the top bassists working today. Get the direct lowdown on how they got their start, how they approach their role as the driving force of a song, what gear they use, and what it takes to perform at the highest level.
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