Jo Coimbra

Session Bassist, Producer

16 Reviews (3 Verified)
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Your bassline with a special touch and sound!

I'm Jo Coimbra, bassist from France! Started the instrument at 14. I've been comping for lots of different bands in the Strasbourg area, North-East of France, from Latin, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, RnB, Hip-Hop, Funk, World to Progressive Rock/Metal... Actually bassist of French veterans Progressive rock band "Atoll" (or "Chris Beya Atoll"). Obviously influenced by new jazz bass players generation. I'm fond of jazzy, funky stuffs but I keep open minded to any jobs trying to giving it my personnal touch and sound. Have couple of basses (rather uncommon) with particular tones, from very bright to roundy. Being very productive on my social networks, I'm used to record almost everyday. Understanding for low budgets, just contact me, we'll discuss about it. See you soon!

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16 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Andrew H.

    Jo turned around exactly what I needed extremely fast. Great musicality while still being true to the direction and focus of the song. I'd definitely work with Jo again.

  2. Review by Magnus S.

    Jo plays with strong rhythm knows where to put those short rests between notes to make it groove! He was very co-operative and focused on getting it the way I heard it.

  3. Review by Magnus S.

    Excellent playing! The communication was clear and to the point, the performances were stellar.

  4. Review by Frédéric Gaufichon
    by Frédéric Gaufichon

    Great musician I used to play with. Very friendly and generous in his way to involve himself in any project. Good memories and recordings.

  5. Review by Didier Hoffmann
    by Didier Hoffmann

    I have to say: meeting Jo about six years ago, I've been very lucky to find my binôme, at that time we beging à real "Bass&Drums" work. It's every time a new enjoing to learn together. I just love that Guy, and just waiting every second to play with him. He, just like my suns, make me keep in live, THANKS FOR ALL JO , LOVE YOU

  6. Review by Akim Haag
    by Akim Haag

    i had the chance to play with jo once it's aliens on bass!!! great guy and musician

  7. Review by Claude M.

    Great bassist and great personne, someone you need to know

  8. Review by David Federmann
    by David Federmann

    A great live player.
    But also - and that’s rare - a true studio-session artist, able to record himself and to bring you very nice, clean & innovative material.
    I’ve been working with Jo since 2007, and among thousands of musicians I’ve been playing with, he’s my favorite.
    When the harmonical science of Jazz meets the groove of Funk (with a bit of Rock’s punch !!).

  9. Review by Vincent Simon
    by Vincent Simon

    Nice bassist ans very good compositer 😎😎

  10. Review by Tony GALDI
    by Tony GALDI

    Simply the BEST !!!! A humble person with an immense talent!

  11. Review by Isahaa Taaraataataa
    by Isahaa Taaraataataa

    A bassist of great talent, humble and respectful !

  12. Review by Christophe
    by Christophe

    An amazing bassplayer 😊

  13. Review by Seb K
    by Seb K

    Jo is a complete musician.
    Able to play any style from salsa to jazz fusion.
    His amazing daily work leads him to play any kind of bass techniques.
    Bass has no secret for him anymore.
    He is also a composer, a singer, an arranger, a teacher.
    Moreover he is the kindest human being.

  14. Review by Suys
    by Suys

    Jo Coimbra is a bass player to recommend, humble and with a great musical technique.
    A pleasure to play with him !

  15. Review by Manolito Vega
    by Manolito Vega

    The best in town

  16. Review by Antoine GRASSER
    by Antoine GRASSER

    Jo is amazing bass player, one of the finest jazz, funk, jazz/rock player out there

Interview with Jo Coimbra

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

  2. A: Typical sounds of my gear obviously. But my logic is to lock with the bass drums. I can bring melodic lines, add fills but when I find the right spot to it. I try not to overplay when instrumentation is already rich or else I lock with the melody.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: I'm better at improvisation, soloing. But if I take time to analyse, I apply my rules (see answer to "What do you bring to a song?" question).

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

  6. A: Veteran Progressive rock band "Atoll/Chris Beya Atoll" repertoire. Hoping a post covid tour soon. I also comp for Sardinian artist Roberto Casu. Have a world jazz duo with viola player Karam AlZouhir from Syria.

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

  8. A: I can play anything! Nah I can't cause no one is perfect.

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

  10. A: Only my computer, sound interface, and my Ken Smith 5 bass is okay.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: It can be simple yet melodically modal, chromatic, diatonic. I'm a very "16th" bassplayer. I like virtuosity.

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

  14. A: Jazz fusion, traditional jazz, progressive rock, various pop international artists

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

  16. A: I need a backingtrack and the bpm! Then re-recording process is my fatest way of work. One shot takes might be longer, obviously.

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

  18. A: Each professional studio sessions experience has always been a pleasure. Lay basslines and serve musical project is exciting.

  19. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  20. A: Not for the moment. The choice is theirs.

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. A: I really like analog but digital is more convenient.

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

  24. A: A good bassline, at least up to their expectations.

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

  26. A: Playing the instrument is already joy.

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

  28. A: What type of bass sound are you looking for? What's your music style? What's your current gear you're working with?

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

  30. A: Please send a good audio.

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

  32. A: Started at 14. Very early on scene playing various international artists. Been comping lots of different artists in the Strasbourg area. Almost more than 25 years.

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

  34. A: So many french jazz artists. Because they're so underrated.

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

  36. A: To get a good bassline, first get a good bass sound.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I have two sound interfaces : Focusrite Scarlett solo 3rd gen and Lexicon Lambda. Can bring additional warmness with Behringer tube preamp. My DAW is Nuendo 4 with huge Waves plugins collection and misc. others.

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

  40. A: So many. But as bassists, I can obviously mention Hadrien Feraud, Janek Gwizdala, Jaco Pastorius, Matthew Garrison, Dominique Di Piazza, Tetsuo Sakurai for the jazz side. From the pop(-Rock) and RnB side, James Jamerson, John Paul Jones, Flea, Paul McCartney, Kim Deal.

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

  42. A: Basslines. Okay for bass solos. But comping is the essential thing.

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