Jeroen Paul Thesseling

Jeroen Paul Thesseling (born 13 April 1971) is a Dutch fretless bass player, most famous for his work in the German band Obscura,[1] Dutch band Pestilence [2] and Dutch-Cuban group Salazh Trio.[3]

Jeroen Paul Thesseling
Jeroen Paul Thesseling, 2016
Jeroen Paul Thesseling, 2016
Background information
Born (1971-04-13) 13 April 1971 (age 49)
GenresJazz Fusion, Death metal
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1991-Present
Associated actsObscura
Quadvium
Salazh Trio
Pestilence
Ensemble Salazhar
Websitewww.jeroenpaulthesseling.com

BiographyEdit

Thesseling began studying bass in 1988 at the ArtEZ School of Music in Enschede, Netherlands. During the period 1992-1994, he was a member of Pestilence, with whom he recorded the jazz/fusion-influenced album Spheres.[4] In 1995 Jeroen started to study microtonality, which resulted in two pieces: Hafnium — study in 72-tone equal temperament (1999) — and Argon — study in 18-tone equal temperament (2000). The period following, Arabic microtonal and contemporary classical music inspired him to focus primarily on fretless bass.[5] In 2005 he recorded with the studio group Ensemble Salazhar.[6] Despite their highly acclaimed demo Colors the group never officially released recordings.[7] Between 2007-2011, he collaborated with Obscura and recorded with them Cosmogenesis [8] (2009) and Omnivium [9] (2011). During the period 2009-2012 he rejoined Pestilence after a 15-year break [10][11] and recorded their sixth studio album Doctrine (2011). Since 2011 he plays fretless 7-string basses built by German bass luthier Warwick, which are strung with a subcontra F#-tuning.[12][13][14] Late 2014 he founded the jazz-fusion group Salazh Trio with Dutch former Ensemble Salazhar pianist Hans Grotenbreg [15] - and later on completed with legendary Cuban drummer/ percussionist Horacio Hernández. Their debut work Circulations was released in December 2017.[16][17][18] In October 2019 he founded the fusion-world-metal group Quadvium with fellow fretless bass player Steve Di Giorgio. [19][20][21] In April 2020 it was revealed that Jeroen rejoined the German progressive death metallers Obscura as a permanent bass player after a nine-year break. [22][23][24]

EquipmentEdit

Masterbuilt instruments (Jeroen plays Warwick Thumb NT basses since 1993)
  • Warwick Thumb NT 7-string fretless ebony fingerboard (2017, custom shop)
  • Warwick Thumb NT 7-string fretless snakewood fingerboard (2013, custom shop)
  • Warwick Thumb NT 7-string fretless ebony fingerboard (2011, custom shop)
Amplification
  • Warwick LWA1000, WCA 115 CE LW cab, WCA 115 CE LW cab (left)
  • Warwick LWA1000, WCA 115 CE LW cab, WCA 115 CE LW cab (right)

DiscographyEdit

Studio
Live
  • Pestilence - Presence of the Past (2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Obscura". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  2. ^ Serba, John (2002-07-22). "Pestilence". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  3. ^ Editor, Last.fm (2016-08-02). "Salazh Trio overview Last.fm". Last.fm. Retrieved 2018-06-01.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Beller, Bryan (2010-03-09). "Jeroen Paul Thesseling of Obscura". Bassplayer.com. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  5. ^ Larson, Eric (2007-02-28). "Fretless Questions: Jeroen Paul Thesseling". Fretlessbass.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  6. ^ Editor, Last.fm (2008-05-27). "Ensemble Salazhar overview Last.fm". Last.fm. Retrieved 2018-06-01.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  7. ^ Staff, Blabbermouth.net (2008-01-21). "Ensemble Salazhar featuring ex-Pestilence bassist - New demo recordings posted online". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  8. ^ Staff, Blabbermouth.net (2009-02-25). "Obscura Cosmogenesis first week US sales revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  9. ^ Staff, Blabbermouth.net (2011-04-06). "Obscura Omnivium first week US sales revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  10. ^ Staff, Blabbermouth.net (2009-10-29). "Pestilence rejoined by bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  11. ^ Staff, Metalstorm.net (2009-10-30). "Pestilence rejoined by Jeroen Paul Thesseling after 15-year hiatus". Metalstorm.net. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  12. ^ Amador, Valery (2011-07-01). "Warwick releases Jeroen Paul Thesseling's 7-string fretless bass". Bassmusicianmagazine.com. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  13. ^ Johnson, Kevin (2011-11-17). "Ultra Low: An Interview with Jeroen Paul Thesseling". Notreble.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  14. ^ Beller, Bryan (2012-05-11). "Machines of Death: Four Extreme Metal Bassists Lay Out Their Weapons of Choice". Bassplayer.com. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  15. ^ Kennelty, Greg (2015-05-21). "Ex-Obscura Bassist Has A New Fusion Trio Named Salazh Trio". Metalinjection.net. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  16. ^ Staff, Drummerszone.com (2017-12-18). "Horacio 'El Negro' Hernández' new Salazh Trio-album". Drummerszone.com. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  17. ^ D'Auria, Jon (2018-04-04). "Jeroen Paul Thesseling and the Salazh Trio Reveal Debut Album". Bassplayer.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  18. ^ Amador, Valery (2017-12-26). "Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling - Salazh Trio releases debut album 'Circulations'". Bassmusicianmagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  19. ^ Staff, Blabbermouth.net (2019-11-02). "Testament and former Obscura bassists team up in Quadvium". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2019-12-09.
  20. ^ Staff, Bassmagazine.com (2019-10-31). "Bassists Steve Di Giorgio and Jeroen Paul Thesseling create new group Quadvium". Bassmagazine.com. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  21. ^ Staff, Notreble.com (2019-11-03). "Steve Di Giorgio and Jeroen Paul Thesseling announce new band". Notreble.com. Retrieved 2019-11-03.
  22. ^ Staff, Bassmagazine.com (2020-04-29). "Fretless bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling rejoins Obscura". Bassmagazine.com. Retrieved 2020-04-29.
  23. ^ Staff, Blabbermouth.net (2020-04-30). "Bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling rejoins Obscura". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2020-04-30.
  24. ^ Staff, Notreble.com (2020-04-30). "Jeroen Paul Thesseling rejoins Obscura". Notreble.com. Retrieved 2020-04-30.

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