Bassist Rufus Reid has written an article on “Being a Bassist” for the magazine All About Jazz – New York:
“The bassist of any group or ensemble is the core, the foundation, the ‘rock’, one who stabilizes the unit when it becomes shaky and the individual that everyone depends on dearly ‘to always be there!’ (…) All members in the group desire a positive, confident and consistent posture by the bassist. The desired musician has what everyone wants and needs to make the ensemble the best. Let’s explore the necessary aspects that will make you that desired bassist.”
You can download PDF of the current issue (that also feautures an interview with bassist Larry Ridley) at the magazine’s website for free.