Jinjer’s Eugene Abdukhanov: “For me, bass is not about how many notes you pick, but how well you pick every single one”

Eugene Abdukhanov
(Image credit: Alina Chernohor)

“My story is either very trivial or vice versa – it’s not that common. I come from a family with absolutely zero musical background, so honestly it is hard to say where the roots of all evil come from. Maybe I was just inspired by grunge music in my early youth so much that it made me think I could self-express by means of music too. 

“Who knows... but by the age of 16, I made a few friends who were playing in local bands, and at some point I just thought, well, maybe I should try this myself. Everyone kept saying that bass was easy to play, and I was green enough to believe it. So in my first year of university, during winter holidays, I went to work at a construction area, made some money, and bought my first bass. The funny thing is, I tried to compose music on the first day. 

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