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Jeff Berlin

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A Conversation With Jeff Berlin (Bill Bruford, Yes, Allan Holdsworth, Ray Barretto)

Notes From An Artist

“Jeff is the best bass player on the planet!” proclaimed Geddy Lee! “Jeff the best bass player I’ve ever heard” noted Jack Bruce.  In fact, Jeff Berlin is not only a master bassist, recording artist, music journalist, podcast host, and composer – he is an acclaimed and controversial educator whose books, lectures and videos are essential for serious bassists. In addition to his extensive solo canon, Jeff has waxed sides and shared stages with Bill Bruford, Allan Holdsworth, Yes, Herbie Mann, k.d. Lang, Kazumi Wantanabe, Janis Ian, Ray Baretto, and Patti Austin, to cite a very, very select few.Jeff Berlin Playlist

1hr 11mins

9 Jun 2021

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Bass Educators | Jeff Berlin

Stephen McGrath's Basscraft

This week I'm sitting down to chat with one of the legends of our instrument, Jeff Berlin. An outspoken Bass educator Jeff has played with everyone and is hitting a particularly creative batch right now with his new Sight Reading book for beginners and the upcoming release of his All Star tribute to Jack Bruce.  I hope you enjoy this episode. When it comes to the bass world I always try to add to the conversation not feed the noise.  Please donate to Jeff's Go Fund me if you can afford it. All links are below  Bio : For over 40 years, he has stood as one of the most innovative electric bassists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Known for his one-of-a-kind tone, jaw dropping technique and highly advanced harmonic approaches to the bass, Jeff has been one of the major figures in firmly establishing the electric bass as a solo instrument well deserving of its own distinct place in modern music. Supports Jeff's Go Fund me for his Jack Bruce Tribute album ► https://www.gofundme.com/f/jack-songs-an-allstar-tribute-to-jack-bruce/donate Check Jeff out at these links ► Website - https://www.jeffberlinmusicgroup.com/ ► Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lumpyjazz/ ► Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClrHuYCM_MpO8MXX2_9YsNg Support the Podcast ► Merch - https://basscraft.bigcartel.com/ ► Paypal me link - https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/henstepmusic ► Buy me a coffee - https://ko-fi.com/stephenmcgrathbass ► Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stephenmcgrathbass ► Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/stephenmcgrathbass

1hr 38mins

2 Jun 2021

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Setting the Ground Work: A Critical Exploration of "Global Citizenship" with Dr. Jeff Berlin

Generation Travel Radio

Jeff Berlin is an organizational development consultant currently leading his own company, Jeff Berlin Consulting. Jeff holds a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from San Jose State University and a PhD in Community and Cultural psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. For the past fifteen years, Jeff has worked in the organizational development field for a variety of companies, including NASA, Catalyst, UHM, and two of Hawaii’s largest financial institutions.  In 2015, Jeff completed his dissertation for his PhD, titled: "Beyond Intercultural Competence: Global Citizenship and a Critical Study Abroad." 


1 Jun 2021

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134 - Jeff Berlin

No Guitar Is Safe

From Allan Holdsworth (Bonus: This episode features a previously unreleased interview clip with Holdsworth that may save you from ever playing "mayonnaise" chords again) to Steve Howe/Yes to Eddie Van Halen, renowned bassist JEFF BERLIN has played with some truly great guitarists. On this episode, he plugs in and shows you what he loves to play, study, and teach, and write, with demonstrations spanning Bach to Jaco Pastorius to Eric Clapton. And this interview was extra special for me, because I used to tour with Jeff, as I was the guitarist for BX3, the bass extravaganza concert that featured Jeff doing a set along with sets from Stuart Hamm and Billy Sheehan. Presented by Guitar Player magazine.-- JUDE GOLD, host, No Guitar Is Safe

1hr 14mins

5 Mar 2021

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Jeff Berlin Part 2: The Dichotomy of the Self Taught vs. Academic Musician

Funktastic Chats

In today's episode, Jeff discusses how became spiritually imbued and alert to the mindfulness in life. Coming out of the Dark Night of the Soul with gratitude, joy, and happiness. How Jeff’s ego affected his playing and why this is the first time in over 60 years where jeff says he feels happy and wakes up every day in a great mood. How can coming out of a traumatic experience make you the best player that you’ve ever been? Enjoy this genuine, open, and real conversation with world-renowned bass player, Jeff Berlin.This is Jeff Berlin Part 2: The Dichotomy of the Self Taught vs Academic musician.  In Part 1, we talked about learning skills to play better that are not necessarily transferable over to the gig, but improves your mind and music, makes you more creative, liberates you. Why people see music as a language, but they don’t want to learn it as one. Are we as musicians sometimes paying teachers to be taught styles, and how is it different from learning musical content from a set curriculum like every other creative art form? Trust me, both parts are worth a listen.Listen to Part 1Jeff's websiteJeff's Facebook pageFunktastic Chats website


2 Feb 2021

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Jeff Berlin Part 1: The Dichotomy of the Self Taught vs. Academic Musician

Funktastic Chats

“The path to individuality is always based in screw-ups. Look at an early van Gogh, and then look what followed afterward”. Those are the words of world-renowned bassist and educator, Jeff Berlin when discussing learning musical content from a teacher versus something that should be explored and self-taught. He discusses the clear path to becoming a successful musician and having a professional career. He talks about how personal growth and transformation has improved his own playing in recent years. Through this extremely open conversation with nothing left off the table, both of our hopes is that this will be the most definitive interview of his viewpoints ever done.Listen to Part 2Jeff's websiteJeff's Facebook pageFunktastic Chats website

1hr 1min

19 Jan 2021

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Sony Artisan, photographer and cinematographer Jeff Berlin

Sony Alpha Photographers

A chat with photographer, cinematographer and Sony Artisan Jeff Berlin. We talk about how he got started, gear, technology and more. You can see his work at www.berlincreative.com and www.berlincreativefilm.com as well as www.sonycine.com


16 Jul 2020

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The Pro Audio Suite

Jeff Berlin started a career in radio by patching cassette machines into each other and recording fake interviews with his teachers at school. Next, he was recording weekly specials on the Big Y’s store PA system. He started in radio as a rock DJ on WAAF but spent more time in the production studio than the air studio. He then went to Kiss 108 in Boston where he spent a couple of decades pioneering new imaging tricks and generally wreaking havoc in between the songs. Today he serves as a full-time radio imaging voice for over 100 amazing stations, where he continues to wreak havoc. Every day.   The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supplied with gear from RØDE microphones. We would like to thank them for their involvement with our show, and their generosity. You can see the complete list of their gear .   Thanks also go to Voice Over Essentials and the Porta Booth Pro for their support of our program Find out more and order your Porta Booth .   @rodemic @rodemics Rode on Linkedin “When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.” ― Hunter S Thompson


7 Jul 2020

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The Imaging Hangout

Episode 03 stars VO royalty Mr Jeff Berlin and super-producer Adam Schneider. As always we chat creativity and what makes us tick. We touch on Jingle mixing, VO setups, Plug-Ins such a TrackSpacer, Gullfoss and Waves De-Breath. Jeff plays us some Kiss 108 production staring his daughters VO, (spot the Blueprint Logos woven in), who makes a very funny but unexpected guest in this episode.  Speaking of unexpected guests. We get podcast crashed from Robbo’s guys on ‘The Pro Audio Suite’, another podcast worth checking out if you have the time!    They say laughing is contagious, well, we laughed a lot during this episode and we hope it rubs off.   If you’d like to appear on a future episode or would like us to interview (and we use the term interview, lightly) someone specific then please email or DM one of the team.   Happy listening! :) You can also find our Facebook page here, info on Imaging Blueprint here, and Voodoo Radio Imaging here, plus Andrew Peters (Our Voiceover guy) here.  If you'd like to be part of the conversation just email one of the guys or use theimaginghangout@gmail.comNot only that, but we might also be able to pair you with a Producer you've always admired and wanted to chat with. Thanks for listening, it’s a joy to put these together and we hope that comes across in the audio.  Please stay safe! https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/imaginghang


11 Jun 2020

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The Scott's Bass Lessons Podcast

There is no other bass player on earth like Jeff Berlin. Since he first emerged on the electric bass in the 1970s, Jeff has worked with a who’s who of jazz icons including Tony Williams, Allan Holdsworth, Gil Evans, George Benson, Dave Liebman AND the Brecker Brothers.


10 Jun 2020