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New Release: Killer Walking Bass

A must-have book to help jazz bassists extend their style

BROOKLYN, NY: Bass virtuoso Teymur Phell and composer Jim Kalbach have co-authored an exciting new resource on jazz walking bass entitled Killer Walking Bass. It is available via Amazon and CreateSpace.

Killer Walking Bass is unique. Unlike other books on jazz bass, the authors focus on melody as a key driver in walking. The aim is to help advanced players extend their vocabulary and grow as musicians.

The book consists of a collection melodic walking lines to play. In addition, Killer Walking Bass includes guidance on creating melodic walking lines.

Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Danny Ziemann, author and highly regarded instructor at Eastman, writes: “Killer Walking Bass is a great resource for those looking to take their understanding of walking bass to another level!”

Jason Heath, bassist and owner of says, “The book provides hands-on techniques for extending walking bass technique. It’s highly recommended for the advanced jazz bassist.”

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Teymur Phell is proficient in classical, upright jazz, and electric bass styles. He is best known for playing with Mike Stern, who says: “Teymur is an unbelievable bassist and incredible musician. He’s mastered the art of walking. Teymur really walks his ass off!”

Jim Kalbach has a degree in music from Rutgers University, where he studied composition with Charles Wuorinen. He is the author of two books in his field of web design and strategy: Designing Web Navigation (O’Reilly, 2007) and Mapping Experiences (O’Reilly, 2016).


Excerpts from the Killer Walking Bass can be made available for review on request. Contact for all inquiries.

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Cover of Killer Walking Bass
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