Fima Ephron

I'm a session Bassist.

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A long and varied career as a musician in NYC has had me traveling the world with many different artists, including Meshell Ndegeocello, Walter Becker (Steely Dan) Natalie Merchant, Screaming Headless Torsos, and many more. I have recorded on over 100 hundred commercially released records. I have also released 3 solo recordings and have produced 8 records to date.

I will play solid and deep bass lines for your tracks no matter what the style of music. I can provide electric, 4 and 5 string basses as well as fretless. I have instruments that are strung with flat wound or round wound strings depending on the the sound that you are hearing. If you want acoustic bass on your track, I have a very nice old instrument, and some nice mics and preamps that record beautifully. If you are looking for great sound, a deep pocket, the ability to adapt to many styles from rock, to funk, to world music, send me your tracks and we can get rolling.

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Credits

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  • Jon Regen
  • Jon Regen
  • Jon Regen
  • Adam Rogers
  • Adam Rogers
  • Chris Potter
  • Chris Potter Underground Orchestra
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • Cristina Zavalloni
  • Uri Caine
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • Carter Burwell
  • Joel Harrison
  • Monday Michiru
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
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  • Natalie Merchant
  • Natalie Merchant
  • Gennarose
  • Aaron Alexander
  • Aaron Alexander
  • Aaron Alexander
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • David Binney
  • Action Figure Party
  • Action Figure Party
  • Action Figure Party
  • David Fiuczynski
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • Fima Ephron
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  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • Splattercell
  • Splattercell
  • Splattercell
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • McKinley
  • McKinley
  • Lost Tribe
  • Lost Tribe
  • Lost Tribe
  • Lost Tribe
  • Lost Tribe
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • Hasidic New Wave
  • Jeb Loy Nichols
  • David Torn
  • David Torn
  • Tom Schmidt
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • Walter Becker
  • John Medeski
  • John Medeski
  • John Medeski
  • Lost Tribe
  • Lost Tribe
  • Lost Tribe
  • Gil Scott-Heron
  • Lost Tribe
  • Lost Tribe
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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Matthias Clark
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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.

  2. Review by Jordan Perlson
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    Fima is one of the baddest musicians on Earth. He elevates every song he plays on. Hire him!

  3. Review by Adam Rogers
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    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

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. 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. I had a chance to play with Bowie who was one of my musical heroes.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I just finished my latest recording titled "Songs From The Tree" Released on Ropeadope/Modern Icon records. 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

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: I enjoy working on different projects with a diverse group of artists. After the work is done It’s really satisfying to listen to the songs. Especially something that has some artistic relevance.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I have an Apple computer set up running Logic Pro with a wide range of software plugins, I use apogee converters and Dynaudio studio monitors.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. 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.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Digital, for the convenience. don't get me wrong I love the sound analog but digital has definitely come a long way

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. 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.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Stevie Wonder, as a kid I was mesmerized by his music and to this day his records resonate deeply with me

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. 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.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: I play and record Jazz, Rock, Funk, Folk, World, Classical, and Electronic.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: A high degree of musicality garnered from many years of experience working with extremely talent people.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. 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.

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. 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

  27. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  28. 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,

  29. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  30. 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

  31. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  32. 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,

  33. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  34. A: I'm good at what I do and the path to excellence is never ending, keep working on developing your craft.

  35. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  36. 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.

  37. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  38. 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.

  39. Q: How would you describe your style?

  40. A: Modern with an eye to the future and a deep knowledge of the past

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I was the Composer Bassist, Mixer in this production

Terms Of Service

I will be happy to do 2 revisions, beyond that we need to discus fees. I can usually turn around a track in a few days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Screaming Headless Torsos
  • Lost Tribe
  • Nate Smith
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Precision Bass
  • Fender Precision fretless Bass
  • G&L 4 and 5 string Basses
  • Moolon 5 String Bass
  • Kalamazoo short scale 4 string Bass
  • Hornstiener Acoustic Bass from the early 1900's
  • Logic Pro
  • Apogee converters
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