Marc Johnson — one of my favorite bassists of all time. I was always drawn to his warm sound and fluid way of playing, always taking risks, always propelling the music forward. The first time I saw him live was in 2004 during a concert of the John Abercrombie Quartet at the Domicil in Dortmund — a night I’ll never forget! I often go back to my memories of this particular concert. It was a great pleasure for me to finally talk to him and I’m excited to share our conversation with you.

Here’s a list of my favorite records with Marc Johnson:

  • Bill Evans – Affinity & The Paris Concert I & II & We Will Meet Again
  • John Taylor Trio – Rosslyn
  • John Abercrombie – Class Trip & The Third Quartet & Current Events & Getting There
  • Masabumi Kikuchi, Marc Johnson & Paul Motian – Miles Mode
  • Paul Motian – Bill Evans
  • Marc Johnson – Bass Desires & Second Sight & The Sound Of Summer Running
  • Lyle Mays – Lyle Mays & Fictonary & Street Dreams
  • Joe Lovano – Village Rhythm & Landmarks
  • Vince Mendoza – Epiphany
  • Paul Bley – Paul Bley plays Carla Bley
  • John Scofield – Meant To Be & The John Scofield Quartet plays live
  • Ralph Towner – Lost & Found
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel – Real Book Stories & Air, Love and Vitamins
  • Kenny Werner – Unprotected Music
  • Lee Konitz – The Sound of Surprise

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