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lundi 3 juin 2019, 18:30
WATCH: During the 2016 British Summer Time Hyde Park festival, Stevie Wonder got the crowd going with this performance of “I Wish.” Nate Watts drives the tune with precision while throwing in some tasty fills along the way.
The wait for Duff McKagan’s new solo album is finally over: “Tenderness” is available now on multiple formats. Produced by Shooter Jennings, the record is a reflection of the bassist’s experiences during the recent Guns N’ Roses “Not In This Lifetime” tour.
Earlier this year, Anthony Wellington announced the second ever Bassology at Sea Cruise, which is set to cover the Caribbean from November 9th through the 16th. Now he’s expanded the operation to a global level with a second cruise in the Mediterranean and “Bassology...
dimanche 2 juin 2019, 21:30
Chilean boutique pedal company DSM Noisemaker has expanded their line of bass effects with the Sub Atomic X-over CMOS Bass Drive pedal. The unit processes the high and low frequencies differently by utilizing a cascaded CMOS architecture.
Cody Wright recently shared this phenomenal cover of Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly” he recorded with Philip Lassiter, on trumpet and Josephine Rojer on vocals. I love how baby Arrow is digging it.
Casey Abrams has returned with a new album simply entitled “Jazz.” The bassist, who caught the nation’s attention during a 2011 run on American Idol, honors the American tradition with standards and pop songs.
samedi 1 juin 2019, 21:30
3Leaf Audio has reintroduced their popular octave pedal line with a new run of the Octabvre Mini. The pedal is a modified and miniaturized version of the original created with and for bassist Tim Lefebvre.
I can’t believe I missed this video until now. Released in November 2017, here’s “Partly Sunny,” which is described as “a humble documentary of the late great bassist Victor Bailey.” What a tribute to one of the greats in bass history.
Ministry has announced a new bassist among their ranks after Tony Campos has left to pursue the Static-X reunion tour. Al Jourgensen and crew will be anchored by former Tool bassist Paul D’Amour. He will be on the road with Ministry this summer.
Time for your monthly dose of GAS, or as we like to call it, the top 10 reader favorite bass gear stories.
vendredi 31 mai 2019, 21:30
Ryan's long-running “Lightbulb Moment” column series is back with a new entry. This time around, Ryan focuses on the art of “taking it slow,” with an emphasis on all aspects of music - and life.
Ever since the release “The Gleaners,” I’ve seen Larry Grenadier’s playing in a new light. The jazz bassist spent a year exploring the instrument and its possibilities before recording. I keep coming back to the opening track, “Oceanic,” which creates an...
The Claypool Lennon Delirium have added a new set of dates to their summer tour with a string of August performances. The band, helmed by Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, will bring their live act to U.S. cities between August 9th and the 17th.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced the 2020 class of NEA Jazz Masters, which is described as the “highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists.” The 2020 recipients include bassist Reggie Workman.
jeudi 30 mai 2019, 21:30
Tritonlab has expanded their line of effects pedals with the Equinox, a bass preamp/overdrive that emulates a tube preamp with JFET technology. The circuity achieves a “warm tube sound with soft clipping and low noise level,” they write.
MonoNeon shared this epic clip on Facebook, with a performance he did with drummer Larnell Lewis and Ghost-Note for Zildjian LIVE! “Change Your Mind” is a funky tune, and MonoNeon causes the sax player to have bass face in this one!
Mavis Staples is back with a new album with a little help from a friend. “We Get By” is co-produced and written by Ben Harper, who also appears on the title track. Longtime Staples bassist Jeff Turmes delivers that old school soul groove to tie the album together.
READER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Brian Haringa, a bassist from California who got his start on bass thanks to demand, and now relies on his 1969 Fender Jazz (for 20 years and counting). Here’s his story...
mercredi 29 mai 2019, 21:32
Stéphane Tuni sent Damian a question about using a keyboard (as a bassist) for ear training. Damian offers up his take - and some tips - in this new “Ask” column.
My friend Ted Gould shared this video with this comment: “I don’t give a FUNK what you say about playing with a pick. Paul Peterson is a baaaaad bad man. FEEL. POCKET. GROOVE.” Check out St. Paul Peterson’s live performance of “Mutiny”
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