The ten-track disc was inspired by a traveler’s diary Hamm found in Italy during the course of his usual road practice of reading a book, leaving it at the hotel library for the next guest, and taking a new book. “Reading this student’s diary and seeing that we were on the same type of quest, in many of the same places, gave me the jumping-off point for the record,” he says. And plunge in he did, with an intimate yet intense album of bass-only 4-string creations that range from romantic ballads and modern-classical meditations to tapped, slapped, and strummed jazz, funk, and noise art. “The duality of the album is that the listener can delve in artistically, or it can be pleasing music to put on in the background.” Hamm turned to crowdsourcing to fund the project, learning a lot along the way.
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Markbass artist Peppe Sferrazza plays "One for Pat" by Salvo Montante and Aldo Giordano, using his MB JF1 White Battered bass by Markbass.
Markbass Rising star Angelo Roman plays "Teen Town".
Markbass artist Stefano De Donato plays the new Markbass Gloxy GV series basses, using the Mark Vintage Pre and MB Octaver Raw Series.
Markbass artist Marco Galiero demoing the MB GV4 Val Black.
"This is so sweet. Markbass, the amplifier company whose products I use and love, asked us endorsers to submit a backing track for folks to play on top of. There have been many lovey interpretations of mine and I'm really enjoying this one." Michael Manring
EQUINOCCIO from the new album "De paso" by Markbass artist Fernando Lamadrid.
Markbass Artist ALBERTO BOLLATI plays "Technical Difficulties" by Racer X.
Markbass artist Mohini Dey with MB Kimandu 5 Richard Bona signature bass.