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06/04/2022

Deep Thinking: Using The Pentatonic Scales

The last couple of Deep Thinking columns that featured one of Jaco Pastorius’ best pieces (IMHO) have maybe made the learning ...

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04/03/2022

Mokotron: Tawhito

TAWHITO by Mokotron

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02/02/2022

Deep Thinking: Weather Report’s Teen Town (Part 2)

Admittedly it's been a while now, but in the last NZM issue we tackled one of Jaco Pastorius’ compositions for Weather ...

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22/12/2021

Review: Laney DB200-210 Bass Combo

Laney is not a name that I’d ever really considered when shopping for a new bass amp, yet this British amp and PA company ...

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08/09/2021

Empress: Sailing the Seas of Grease

Leaving Hamilton and her grunge/pop duo Cheshire Grimm behind guitarist, singer and audio engineer Lora Thompson spent ...

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14/07/2021

Deep Thinking: Heavy Weather Hombre

This issue’s piece is a bit of a tough hombre. (See that, I used Spanish, not bad for a bassist!) I have transcribed one ...

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16/02/2021

Deep Thinking: Black And White Boy… On Bass

As we’ve spent the last few issues doing some tricky stuff more suited to solo bass performances, I thought that this issue’s ...

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29/01/2021

Ex-Pat Files: Opiuo

Oscar Davey-Wraight grew up in Ngatimoti near Motueka – neither a metropolis nor musical hotbed. These days though you’ll ...

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14/10/2020

Road Rules: 5 Ways To Make The Most Of A Gig-Free Year

You could look at 2020 as a terrible time to think about your music career. Tours are cancelled and venues either shut down ...

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