A long and varied career as a musician in NYC has had me traveling the world with many different artists and recording on over 100 hundred commercially released records, including playing on Walter Becker's first solo recording "11 tracks of wack". I have also released 3 solo recordings and have produced 8 records to date
if your looking for a solid and deep bass groove for your tracks I can provide that on both electric and acoustic I also play fretless. I can track both acoustic and electric guitars as well. As a producer I can help to realize the sonic and artistic potential of your songs and as a remixer and beat maker I can help to reinterpret your music in many different possible directions depending on your vision as the artist.
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Fima. We came up together in NYC. He has ever been an intelligent and soulful cat. He has the most deep groove around. Time, like only the few can feel. Check out his latest work! What a bad ass composer-producer! He is one of the finest bassists anywhere.
Fima is one of the baddest musicians on Earth. He elevates every song he plays on. Hire him!
Fima Ephron is an EXTRAORDINARY bassist whose has the unique qualities of being a virtuosic soloist while being able to create and play the most GROOVING and memorable bass lines with a phenomenal sound and feel. I have been playing with him for many years in many different projects. Whether on electric 4-5 string or the acoustic bass, I cannot recommend him more highly to ANYONE looking for a great bassist to grace their project!!
Interview with Fima Ephron
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern with an eye to the future and a deep knowledge of the past
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a working musician since I graduated from New York City's famed Music and Art High school. I have been able to raise a family and travel the world as a hired gun bassist. This has been a 40 year ride.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic bass, an acoustic guitar, if there was electricity I would bring a laptop and some good headphones an AKG C12 mic and a kitesurfing setup.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'm good at what I do and the path to excellence is never ending, keep working on developing your craft.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I would ask who some of their influences are and after listening to their song I would ask specifics related to that piece of music, as it pertains to what they might want me to contribute,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work primarily as a session and touring bassist, I have recorded on over 100 commercially released recordings and toured extensively throughout the world.I have also produced 8 independent cd's
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The list of musicians and producers run the the gamut from John Coltrane to Gustav Mahler from Charlie Parker to Jimi Hendrix from Daniel Lanois to Quincy Jones,
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have Apple computer set up running Logic Pro and Pro Tools with a wide range of software plugins, I use apogee converters and Dynaudio studio monitors.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I'm tracking a song I'll chart it out and start recording. I'll run multiple takes and comp together a master take that I feel has the best overall feel and flow
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Many years of recording experience in many of the worlds best recording studios, working with the highest level musicians and recording engineers. If I'm producing I try to get to the heart of what the song is about and help the artist to realize their vision, while also hopefully being able to offer ways to improve the final result.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: A high degree of musicality garnered from many years of experience working with extremely talent people.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I play and record Jazz, Rock, Funk, Folk, World, Classical, and Electronic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: For me the music that I find most interesting maintains a deeply human feeling. I try to help the artist to manifest that in their music by helping them to trust the process, from my experience this can help to bring about their performance.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Stevie Wonder, as a kid I was mesmerized by his music and to this day his records resonate deeply with me
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Every situation presents it's own set of challenges, its important to be adaptable and to figure out specific solutions to the problem at hand. Its problem solving. we can't impose our own will onto the music, let the music guide.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, for the convenience. don't get me wrong I love the sound analog but digital has definitely come a long way
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished my latest recording titled "songs From The Tree" Released on Ropeadope/Modern Icon records. Putting together a band to do a record release on Feb 1st at the Jazz Gallery in New York. Also starting pre production on my next CD as well as getting ready to do a few different tours this year with Nate Smith and Kinfolk
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was the bassist in an off broadway musical play called Lazarus that was based on the David Bowie movie "The Man That Fell To Earth" It featured all of Davids music and I had a chance to play with Bowie . Definitely one of my heroes
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I put my best effort into every project that I’m involved with and will, to the best of my ability, respect the artistic vision of the clients that I work with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy working on different projects with a diverse group of artists. After the work is done It’s really satisfying to listen back and feel like I was part of something that has some artistic relevance.