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TEYMUR PHELL

Teymur is a virtuoso bassist, proficient in classical, upright jazz and electric bass styles. He graduated with honors from the Jerusalem Academy of Music, where he studied with bass professor Dr. Michael Klinghoffer.

In 2010, Teymur moved to New York City and quickly became a sought-after bassist. He’s performed with Mike Stern, Arturo Sandoval, Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, Vic Juris, and others.

Teymur’s debut album, Master Volume, combines jazz, fusion, and funk with influences from Teymur’s motherland, Azerbaijan, as well as his upbringing in Israel. This album features Mike Stern, Dennis Chambers. Lionel Cordew, Chad Lefkowitz Brown, and Itai Kriss.

Mike Stern says Teymur is an “unbelievable bassist and incredible musician. He’s mastered the art of walking with an amazing feel. Teymur really walks his ass off!”

Find out more about Teymur on his official site.

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JIM KALBACH

Jim a has a degree in music from Rutgers University, where he studied composition with Charles Wuorinen.

He is noted author and instructor in web design and online business strategy. Jim authored several bestselling books in his field: Designing Web Navigation (O’Reilly, 2007), Mapping Experiences, 2nd Ed. (O’Reilly, 2020), and The JTBD Playbook (Rosenfeld, 2020(. He blogs at experiencinginformation.com and tweets at @jimkalbach

Check out Jim’s composed bass melody over the changes of “All Of The Things You Are,” intended to be bowed but also playable pizzicato.