Cornell Williams - Jon Cleary Bassist

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Cornell Williams - Jon Cleary Bassist

Post by stonecoldbass » 14 Jan 2018, 11:32

Hey peeps!
Just wanted to share the latest interview from my Player Profile series which features one of the funkiest players around, Mr. Cornell Williams, bassist for Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen. Anyone who has seen JC and Co. can attest to the deep pocket that Nell has, not to mention his vocal skills! It was a real pleasure to hang out with Cornell and talk about his bass journey, New Orleans and even get to hear him break down some of his basslines and play a blues solo!
It still seems that a lot of people are aware of the video interviews but didn't know that you can also digest these interviews in an audio only podcast format?
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/bas ... 82231?mt=2
Podomatic: http://basslessonsmelbourne.podomatic.com
Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bass-l ... le-podcast
Enjoy!
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Re: Cornell Williams - Jon Cleary Bassist

Post by hamo » 14 Jan 2018, 13:40

Look forward to listening to this.

I first heard Jon Cleary play with Bonnie Raitt 10 years ago at Byron Bluesfest so I've been waiting since then to hear Cornell with the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. I finally saw them at Mullum Music Festival last year so I introduced myself to him after their gig and chatted a bit. Very humble fella and happy to hear from a long time fan :-)
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Re: Cornell Williams - Jon Cleary Bassist

Post by stonecoldbass » 14 Jan 2018, 14:22

Hey Hamo! Yeah he was super giving of his time and seemed genuinely happy to hang out and chat etc, he even gave me a shout out at one of the Melbourne shows (kinda equal embarrassing and cool)!
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Re: Cornell Williams - Jon Cleary Bassist

Post by Lukaas3 » 14 Jan 2018, 16:07

Great player and gospel harmonies too!

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Re: Cornell Williams - Jon Cleary Bassist

Post by Daniel Kinnaird » 15 Jan 2018, 07:39

Great interview Craig! Cornell certainly has a deep pocket.

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Re: Cornell Williams - Jon Cleary Bassist

Post by Classic5 » 15 Jan 2018, 11:40

Great interview Craig, with a great player who always "plays for the song". :thumbup:

Love that Modulus bass. Interesting that he swapped out the pickups and pre to an Aguilar set. How does it compare soundwise to your F bass?
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Re: Cornell Williams - Jon Cleary Bassist

Post by stonecoldbass » 16 Jan 2018, 14:47

Classic5 wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 11:40
Great interview Craig, with a great player who always "plays for the song". :thumbup:

Love that Modulus bass. Interesting that he swapped out the pickups and pre to an Aguilar set. How does it compare soundwise to your F bass?
The modulus is a completely different beast to the F Bass. It has a very present, thick and glassy tone, super low action and very responsive but quite compressed sounding. The F Bass is much more open and organic, less compressed and a bit more growl. Cornell was really taken with my VF5, I wasn't sure he was going to give me it back haha!
thanks for watching :)
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Re: Cornell Williams - Jon Cleary Bassist

Post by Classic5 » 16 Jan 2018, 17:43

Yeah, the VF5 sounded great in that clip.
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