Nathan East was in Thailand recently where he did an interview with Guitar Thai Online. They get into some interesting topics including:
What is the essence of bass playing?
"For me the essence is just trying to find the right notes for whatever song I'm playing. Nothing more, nothing less - just really zeroing in on the best notes for the song that I'm involved with. The role of the bass is to be the foundation from the bottom up, the concrete for the house. It's not to be too flashy but to be very supportive of what's going on over top of it."
Original Content: Nathan East Talks with Guitar Thai Online