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  • Brian Bromberg Downright Upright Tour Update

    Brian Bromberg & the Downright Upright All Stars have added a few more dates to their tour: The Triple Door Nov 16-17 2007 Seattle, Washington Yoshi’s Nov 20-21 2007 Oakland, California Catalina Bar & Grill Nov 23-25 2007 Hollywood, California The lineup includes Randy Brecker, Mitch Forman, Gary Meek and Dave Weckl. more here »

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  • 20th Anniversary Tribute to Jaco Pastorius announced

    Jaco Pastorius, Inc. & the Broward Center have announced the 20th Anniversary Tribute to Jaco Pastorius. The event will feature live performances by the Jaco Pastorius Big Band with special guest appearances by Peter Erskine, Randy Brecker, Bobby Mintzer, David Bargeron, Jimmy Haslip, Gerald Veasley, Felix Pastorius, Mary Pastorius, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Thomas, Jr., and... »

  • Arnold Dreyblatt: Iconotastic!

    Experimental composer and iconoclastic upright player Arnold Dreyblatt plays Ceremony Hall in Autin, TX this Saturday with Austin art ensemble, The Orchestra of Excited Strings. The show is sponsered by the Austin New Music Coop. Dreyblatt strings his upright with piano wire uses a unique tuning based on the harmonic series to create an striking... »

  • Stanley Clarke’s “The Toys of Men”

    Stanley Clarke’s latest album, The Toys of Men, is being released October 16, 2007. Sample the release and pre-order it at Heads Up’s web site. Full release: For centuries, the artist has served as the great counterbalance to the warrior. When statesmen in opposing camps rattle their swords and draw lines in the sand, it’s... »

  • Gary Willis – Actual Fiction

    Don’t know how we missed this one… maybe you did too. Gary Willis released his latest solo album in August, featuring Kirk Covington & David Gómez on drums and Gary on “everything else”. Gary has been one of our favorites since early Tribal Tech with Scott Henderson. More (incredibly detailed) info here, as well as... »

  • 20 Years

    Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Jaco Pastorius. Jaco’s family has posted a couple of tributes: Musicians remember Jaco Gregory Pastorius’ tribute to his brother And worth a look: Jaco’s daughter Mary, and her Daddy, just daddy to me piece. »

  • Bootsy Collins: The Bengals Rock

    Cincinnati legend Bootsy Collins recorded a new song for his home NFL football team, the Bengals, for the third straight year. This year, he uses the a local group called the Ben-Gals and an Elvis impersonator. Bootsy says this is his best so far. Check it out for yourself at BootsyCollins.com. »

  • Undiscovered Mingus

    A previously unknown 1964 recording of the Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy was recently discovered by Mingus’ widow and released by Blue Note. This is a double CD live recording, featuring a near identical lineup to the group who recorded “Great Concert of Charles Mingus” about a month later. »

  • Bass Player Appreciation Week

    Ignacio at IG blog has deemed this week Bass Player Appreciation Week. Big surprise, we’re all for it. Stop by and comment on your favorite(s). »

  • RIP, Art Davis

    Double bass legend Art Davis has died after a suffering heart attack. He was 73. Davis performed with many jazz greats, including John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Louis Armstrong, and Max Roach, all while holding down a psychology practice. BBC offers a look back on his remarkable career. »