InterMagsView – with Zev Katz!

InterMagsView – with Zev Katz!

Heylo Bassers!  Here is another installment of my InterMagsView where I sit down and bribe really cool bass players with food and wine to talk to me about really cool stuff! My interview below is with Zev Katz.  We had a very nice chat over brunch this spring at Serafina’s on the Upper West Side – Native New Yorker, Zev Katz has played with Roxy Music, Hall & Oates, Jeff Beck, Sheryl Crow, and the list goes on-and-on. Currently, he holds the bass chair on the Broadway show “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”. Mags: I’ve been spending this whole week in the “Zev Katz World” and it’s so deep. I was thinking that I would listen to as much as I can and I don’t even think that I scratched the surface of all the different types of recordings that you have played on. It’s pretty awesome. There is no difference between your upright playing and your electric playing. You’ve achieved – I know that you would disagree – in my mind, maximum proficiency and mastery in both instruments. Zev: I totally disagree! You’re very kind. Mags: Thanks. So even now when you sit down to play something what are you grabbing? Are you grabbing your upright or are you grabbing your electric? Zev: Um…well, it depends on the situation. Let’s say that I’m lucky enough to be working on somebody’s record. I just listen to a song and try to go with my instinctual feeling. I try to really hear something. Usually, I feel like I do. Sometimes my instinct doesn’t work out for the artist, but a lot of the time...
Friday, June 16th, 2017, at 9:00pm

Friday, June 16th, 2017, at 9:00pm

Playing with Slyboots as part of the Power Popaholic Music Fest Friday, June 16th, 2017, at Bar Matchless, $10 Admission Bar Matchless 557 Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn, NY...