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mardi 19 juin 2018, 15:30
It’s a big year for jazz master Buster Williams. Earlier this year, a documentary featuring the bassist raised sufficient funds to be finished. Now the veteran musician is breaking a decade-long studio hiatus with his new album, Audacity. “You’ve got to have audacity to do...
lundi 18 juin 2018, 21:30
Love them or hate them, some “replica” basses really hit the mark, and reader Scott Hayes sent us a perfect example of how it should be done. “The bass is a ’65 inspired p bass with a light relic (closet queen) built by Paul Slagle of Pittman Guitars,” Hayes shares. “The...
Time for another great video by Brady Watt and the Lifetronics. In this live performance at The Breeding Ground NYC, the band performs their composition, “Coy.”
The Wood Brothers will be taking their tour in support of their latest album, One Drop of Truth, into the fall. A new batch of tour dates will kick off October 24th at the Kentucky Theater in Lexington, Kentucky before heading to New England to wrap up November 10th in...
Nashville will be rumbling again as Roy Vogt’s Thunder Row Bass Invitational is back for its eighth year! The bass-centric event has been expanded to three days that coincide with the Summer NAMM Show on June 28th, 29th, and 30th. This year will bring a host of bass...
dimanche 17 juin 2018, 21:30
Positive Grid has introduced the BIAS AMP 2 mobile app for iPad and iPhone. The modeling software includes a new user interface, amp packs, tubes, transformers, tone stacks, and multi-mic speaker cabinets. Modeling packs are available for both guitar and bass. “BIAS AMP 2...
We’ve featured the duo of Wojtek Pilichowski and Adrian Maruszczyk before, and we’re always impressed with these guys. Here they are performing Wojtek’s groovy composition, “Nowe Buty”.
Just over three years ago, Witch Mountain was at a turning point. Their lead singer and bassist left the band following the release of Mobile of Angels, but the core duo of guitarist Rob Wrong and drummer Nate Carson soldiered on. They quickly recruited vocalist Kayla Dixon...
samedi 16 juin 2018, 21:30
Old Blood Noise Endeavors has released the Alpha Haunt Fuzz, a pedal that they say offers a range of fuzz textures “from open overdrives to squashed sputters.” It has controls for fuzz gain, compression, bias, and tone for dialing in your sound. The fuzz has a switchable...
We first featured Mr. DanZ five years ago, with their great cover of “Proto Cosmos.” Here’s the band, featuring bassist Ben Shepherd, performing “Butterfly” by Herbie Hancock and Bennie Maupin. Ben adds something special to the tune with the use of a vocoder.
Megadeth’s iconic album Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! has once again been reissued in a new package called “The Final Kill.” The band’s debut album has been newly remixed by Mark Lewis (Trivium, Devil Driver, Whitechapel) with ten bonus tracks including live...
vendredi 15 juin 2018, 21:30
Fodera has revealed the latest in their top of the line Masterbuilt series with the Butterfly. The one-of-a-kind bass is inspired by the company’s butterfly themed models and uses the Imperial body shape as a “canvas.” “Using over 200 pieces of varying natural materials such...
Lake Street Dive is back with another live performance of a tune from their new album, Free Yourself Up. Here’s “Baby Don’t Leave Me Alone With My Thoughts”, once again featuring the great bass lines by Bridget Kearney.
Warwick’s W-Music Distribution has introduced a new string cleaner called the RockCare StringJet 64. Useful on six-string guitars and four-string basses, the gadget has microfiber cleaning pads on a hinge to wipe down both sides of your strings evenly. The pads can be used...
jeudi 14 juin 2018, 21:30
I’d like to title this column: “Better Late Than Never.” You’ve heard his bass lines at weddings, on the radio, at the supermarket, and possibly while waiting on the phone for the next available representative. His grooves defined the funk and disco era with their...
It is exciting to see the videos coming regularly from one of our favorite duos. Filmed during their masterclass at Musicmaker in May, here’s Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins playing “Cali.”
Larry Grenadier once again anchors the Brad Mehldau Trio on their latest effort entitled Seymour Reads the Constitution! Comprised of three Mehldau originals plus pop and jazz tunes, the album finds the bassist exploring alongside the pianist and drummer Jeff Ballard in...
mercredi 13 juin 2018, 21:30
Q: I’ve been playing around with hemiola rhythms and, no matter how much I try to “feel” them. I can’t. Help? A: I assume that you’re talking about rhythmic figures that repeat in a cycle and cross the barline (no obvious downbeats until the cycle has repeated enough times...
Marcus Miller has a new album out, but today’s video features a tune from his last one, Afrodeezia. I was so intrigued by this 2015 performance at North Sea Jazz, thanks in large part to the instrumentation. Marcus describes the instrument – and the inspiration for the song...
Once again, it is time to enjoy a roundup of some great bass-focused videos. Here are the top 10 reader favorite videos we shared in May. Thanks for watching, commenting, and sharing. 1. Billy Sheehan with Rush: 1990 Soundcheck While not *technically* a video, this month’s ...
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