Nice work on the magazine. You cats have never forgotten what bass players are about...supporting and enhancing music! Stay on track...don't go the Downbeat route. Downbeat used to be a little, intimate rag, It was written for jazz musicians, by Jazz musicians, and was about the music and the artists, and the things that both distracted and inspired them. Now it looks like it was taken over by the PBS/Mainstream Media crowd, a thick tome of many ads, often venturing into that dreaded realm, political commentary, from a single viewpoint as if that were the only viewpoint. What does that have to do with our music?
I like that the articles and player profiles are linear from page to page, rather than forcing the reader to "continue on page 98".
Keep up the good work! Daniel De La O