Over the course of an illustrious career Richard Bona has seldom looked back, ultimately becoming one of the most heralded figures in the bass guitar world. While his impeccable solo skills have assured him a place among the bass world’s leading stars, creating memorable music is the priority for Bona, who’s clean, fleet-fingered fretwork and steady, percussive groove-making has been called upon by the likes of Joe Zawinul, Harry Belafonte, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern and Bobby McFerrin. Here, he talks exclusively to iBass about his approach to soloing, his groove playing and his time spent with Joe Zawinul. For more info visit: www.richard-bona.com