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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... »

  • Basslines for October 16

    Paul McCartney thinks the bass player is “usually the fat guy who stands at the back“. Somehow, he’s happy with it too. Eat up. Rufus Reid has penned an interesting piece on “being a jazz bassist (and more). Stanley Clarke‘s The Toys of Men released today. SixNationState’s bassist, John Maskell, might want to reconsider his... »

  • 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... »