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vendredi 26 avril 2019, 15:30
Mai Leisz has been keeping busy for the past few years playing with David Crosby in his Sky Trails band. Prior to her incredible journey to the U.S., she was releasing music with her own band, MaiGroup. Now she’s culminated her recent experiences into a new album, aptly...
Guitar legend Eric Clapton has announced a small run of U.S. tour dates for this fall, and he’ll be bringing along his longtime collaborator Nathan East to lay down the low end.
jeudi 25 avril 2019, 21:30
This “Bass Players To Know” column focuses on one of Ryan’s personal favorites: Tina Weymouth. Tina’s bass parts make for records that have withstood the test of time.
We always dig the videos from Leonid & Friends, and their excellent covers of Chicago tunes. This time around they’re going deeper into the Chicago catalog with their performance of the tunes “Hanky Panky” and “Life Saver”, which both appeared on “Chicago VII.”
Cage the Elephant has returned with their fifth studio album, entitled “Social Cues.” It is once again anchored by bassist Daniel Tichenor, who offers up driving bass lines that tie the songs together.
Sunnaudio has unveiled the Rabbithead RH-1, an all-analog preamp, and overdrive designed for multiple instruments. The company says it offers features for bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric violin, and more.
mercredi 24 avril 2019, 21:30
A reader asked Damian for advice on the subject of “microtime” this week. Damian offers advice on learning different time-feels in this column.
Over the years, we’ve heard different versions of Adam Ben Ezra’s terrific tune, “Can’t Stop Running.” Now we get to enjoy a new one, thanks to his collaboration with Isaac Dabom.
Vocalist Angélique Kidjo’s new album, “Celia,” is a tribute to salsa queen Celiz Cruz, but it’s more than an album of covers. Kidjo brings out the African influences of the Cuban-born singer’s music, thanks in part to bassist Meshell Ndegeocello.
Meet Pete Szaszfai, a bass player from Phoenix who got his musical start on clarinet before switching to bass. Like many of the readers in the spotlight here, Pete said: “Guitar and drums were already taken in the neighborhood band when I started, so I picked up the...
mardi 23 avril 2019, 21:30
Tim Fletcher’s fourth entry of the “Unsung US Bassists” bass transcription series focuses on Jean Millington's Bass Line on “Ain’t That Peculiar” by Fanny.
The Fearless Flyers are back with some exciting news! Joe Dart and the guys are about to release their second album, “The Fearless Flyers II.” Here’s the first video from the album with the opening track, “Flyers Direct.”
Since turning 50 last year, Trevor Dunn has made a point of releasing his own music. The bassist, who is known for his work with bands like Mr. Bungle and Fantômas, has just put out a new album of classical chamber music.
Walrus Audio has expanded their modulation effects with the Slö Multi Texture Reverb. The pedal was designed to build dreamlike soundscapes.
lundi 22 avril 2019, 21:30
This week we’re checking out the Mammoth bass from Atelier Kraken. “Tentacle-crafted” in France by luthier Guillaume “Muche” Buguet and Vincent Clerc, the stunning bass has aluminum inlays along its ash body including a detailed engraving of the Kraken that extends ...
Here’s an excellent clip from Bass Day 98 showcasing Rocco Prestia on the tunes “Oakland Stroke” and “What is Hip.” Is there a tighter rhythm section than Rocco and David Garibaldi?
John Patitucci has returned with a new album called “Soul of the Bass,” which is described as his “most intimate and revealing solo album.” The recording, which marks his 16th solo effort, centers around improvisations on his double bass.
dimanche 21 avril 2019, 21:30
Headrush has announced the Looperboard, a looping device that utilizes a quad-core DSP system with a 7-inch touch interface. It also offers “a generous set of audio input and outputs.”
Jonathan Joly sent us the latest from his duo with vocalist Leah Gracie, who recently performed the song “In My Head” live. As always, the duo known as What a Day offers up some amazing music with some interesting instrumentation.
TC Electronic’s PolyTune line of tuners has gotten a little bigger but in a new small package. The company has just announced the PolyTune 3 Mini & Noir. The pint-sized pedals offer polyphonic tuning for tuning all your strings at once.
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