Ed Fuqua
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Dec 13, 1999
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Jan 18, 1956 (Age: 67)
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Columbia SC
Troll Slayer, semi-retired (in memoriam THOR)

Ed Fuqua

Male, 67, from Columbia SC

well, I'm no Alex Spradling... May 11, 2016

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    1. Eric Swanson
      Eric Swanson
      Jed Kriegel is the way, the truth, and the light.

      I'm blown away every day, when I play my bass. I yearn to be half as good as my instrument.
      1. Ed Fuqua likes this.
    2. msw
      Ed, you’ve ruined my life! I was happy with my bass and even told people I’d never need another. Then....... while at Jed’s I tried one of his basses to get an idea what yours will sound like. This one has a removeable neck, large lower bout and a big sound. Long story short I’m going to buy it.
      So, no you haven’t ruined my life,in fact the the opposite. Last thought; I think you are going to be blown away.
      1. DiabolusInMusic and Ed Fuqua like this.
      2. Ed Fuqua
        Ed Fuqua
        I exist but to serve! I don't know whose bass he had in the shop when I was up there in March, but I had the same experience, DO EXACTLY THIS AGAIN. It had everything I wanted to hear and feel going on.
        Nov 14, 2018
    3. Ed Fuqua
      Ed Fuqua
      well, I'm no Alex Spradling...
      1. DiabolusInMusic likes this.
    4. Ed Fuqua
      Ed Fuqua
      I am now the Devil. Post likes=666 :)
      1. seang15 likes this.
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  • About

    Jan 18, 1956 (Age: 67)
    Home Page:
    Columbia SC
    Troll Slayer, semi-retired (in memoriam THOR)
    Current Setup:
    2019 Jed Kriegel bass, carved lion's head scroll, removable neck, Spiro E & A, Oliv D & Chorda G, Realist SoundClip (when needed)

    Mittenwald factory bass, mid-1920s overhauled in 2005 by Jeff Bollbach - new fingerboard, bridge, tuners, soundpost and tailpiece,Velvet Anima E and A, Oliv D, Chorda G, Fishman Full Circle

    Sennheiser MD 409U
    Acoustic Image Clarus S4Plus
    Walter Woods LoPower (currently sidelined)
    GK112MBX cabinet
    Polytone MiniBrute extension cabinet loaded with a JBL 12 inch speaker
    Favorite Genres:
    the jazz music
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    various ColaJazz groups, leading a trio with Amos Hoffman and Edwin Hamilton, Tim Leahey, back in the sideman thang!
    Previously Owned Gear:
    50's Kay M-1, Realist pickup,
    GK, Fender, Peavey, Polytone amps
    Fender jazz bass, Gibson Les Paul Recording bass
    G.A.S. List:
    It's the ear, not the gear.
    Influences and Teachers:
    TEACHERS: Joe Solomon, in the past Barry Garman, Charlie Haden, Walter Booker, Michael Moore, Mike Formanek

    INFLUENCES - lately a LOT of Sonny Dallas, but pretty much anybody with good time and a big sound.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    troll hunting
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Recently relocating to the SouthEast after living in NYC since 1987, Ed Fuqua has appeared with groups at the JVC Jazz Festival, the Highlights In Jazz series by Jack Kleisinger and performed in many historical jazz venues (Birdland, Lenox Lounge, Angry Squire, Village Gate, Sweet Rhythm, Danny’s Skylight Room) as well as newer spots (Knitting Factory, Karavan, Kavehaz, Augie’s, Small’s, Fat Cat). He has worked with established jazz luminaries like Dakota Staton, Frank Gant, Bernard Purdie, Eliot Zigmund, Rich Perry and Jimmy Lovelace, as well as up and coming “young lions” like Leon Parker, Dave Berkman, Randy Johnston, Doug Raney, Jacob Sacks, Dan Weiss and Tatum Greenblatt. He is the author of the Sher Music Publication book WALKING BASSICS: The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing and appears as bassist on the play-a-long CD to the Sher Music Publication THE BLUES SCALES: Essential Tools for Jazz Improvisation by Dan Greenblatt. Ed can be heard on the following recordings:

    BURT ECKOFF – Ecology (w/Rudy Lawless)
    Ecology - Burt Eckoff | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
    JEFF SILVERBUSH – Pojo (w/ Joe Fiedler, Dave Berkman, & Jon Bollinger)

    JEFF SILVERBUSH – Grandma Mickey (w/Jacob Garchik, Jacob Sacks & Jon Bollinger)
    Jeff Silverbush | Album Discography | AllMusic
    JON RANEY – Waltz for Talia (w/Eric Halvorson)
    Jon Raney | Album Discography | AllMusic
    CHARLIE KRACHY – Jazzman’s Serenade (w/Charles Sibirsky & Pete Scatteretico)
    Krachy* - Jazzman's Serenade
    LIN Z (Linda Smith) – I’m A Fool… (Jon Raney, Sam Allen, Lily White)


    "It takes a pretty great drummer to be better than no drummer" -Chet Baker
    "Gutta cavat lapidem,..." - Ovid
    "Est doctrina de stercore"
    "It's MR. Foghorn to you!" -Sockpuppet Troll, RIP Thor..
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