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  • Sting’s Son Joins The Police Tour

    Sting’s Son Joins The Police Tour

    How lucky can a guy get? Sting’s son Joe Sumner, and his band “Fiction Plane” have joined The Police’s 2007 tour. The announcement follows the release of Fiction Plane’s second CD, Left Side of the Brain. Like his father, Joe is the bassist and lead vocalist for the trio. Check out Fiction Plane in a... »

  • Brian Bromberg: Chameleon, Live

    Brian Bromberg: Chameleon, Live

    Brian Bromberg, in support of his recent release Downright Upright, has added new dates to his tour. Get a preview of the band live in this awesome arrangement of Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon”: »

  • String Bass / Electric Bass Vacancy: U.S. Army Field Band

    The United States Army Field Band is holding auditions through August 22, 2007 for a string/electric bassist. To apply, submit a recent resume and high-quality recording, CD preferred, by August 22, 2007. The recording should contain solos or excerpts of various styles that demonstrate the depth and breadth of your playing ability, with an emphasis... »

  • Trio of Doom Reissue

    The legendary recording of the “Trio of Doom”, featuring Jaco Pastorius, John McLaughlin and Tony Williams is being re-released on June 26th, by Columbia/Legacy. The release features the group’s live performance on March 3rd, 1979, and includes five tracks recorded the following week at Columbia Studios in New York. Three of the five studio recordings... »

  • John Paul Jones at Bonnaroo Super Jam

    John Paul Jones at Bonnaroo Super Jam

    The Super Jam is one of Bonnaroo’s annual highlights. This year, the Super Jam featured Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, slide guitarist/vocalist Ben Harper, and the Roots’ drummer, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson. We’ll let the video speak for itself: »

  • Ron Carter Interview

    Ethan Iverson has posted a terrific interview with bass legend Ron Carter. Carter has an an upcoming Carnegie Hall concert, in celebration of his 70th birthday. »

  • Basslines for June 1st

    Editor’s note: we’re tinkering with an old format we used to run, covering lots of bass news and articles from around the web… A benefit concert for Iron Butterfly bass player Lee Dorman will be held Sunday June 24th in Anaheim, California, to raise money for a heart transplant for Dorman. Bassist Mike Levine of... »