James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist

Inspiration

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I watched a documentary on Joni Mitchell last night, a most inspiring programme tracking a life journey of a truly great and influential artist of our time.

My favourite Joni Music has to be two amazing albums she made with the outrageously talented Jaco Pastorius on Bass, “Hejira” and “Mingus”.

Joni & Jaco

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Author: James Blennerhassett

I am a session bassist and contemporary composer based in Ireland, most of my studio work these days is done from my own place via Dropbox etc. I am also a member of Derek Ryan's touring band. I play Double bass and Bass guitar and most recently a derivative of the Chapman Stick, the NS Stick and several other instruments when I must :-) I have two solo instrumental albums on release called "End of a longer day" and "A small shadow" and I am currently writing and recording a series of Pictorial Audio projects comprising Text, Audio & Illustrations in collaboration with my sister Susan & her husband Vitya, inspired by special people, the unseen little folk, and other fantastic creatures that inhabit the woods, streams and lakes on this island .

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