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  • Patriots: Richard Bona with the Zawinul Syndicate

    Patriots: Richard Bona with the Zawinul Syndicate

    Today’s featured video is from the Zawinul Syndicate’s North Sea Jazz Festival performance in 1997. Richard Bona is tearing it up, along with drummer Paco Sery and the rest of the Syndicate… If you like this, you may also like the Syndicate’s World Tour release, a live 2-disc set from the same year. The recording... »

  • New Dave Holland: Pass It On

    Bassist, composer and band leader Dave Holland is releasing his latest CD, Pass It On on September 23. The release features Holland’s sextet, who formed in 2006, consisting of Robin Eubanks (trombone), Antonio Hart (alto saxophone), Alex “Sasha” Sipiagin (trumpet), Mulgrew Miller (piano) and Eric Harland (drums). The CD features several new arrangements of past... »

  • Phil Lesh & Friends tour update

    Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his band, Phil Lesh and Friends, are on tour, co-headlining with the Allman Bros. Band. Phil Lesh and Friends perform updated versions of songs from the Dead’s vast library. Complete tour details are available on the band’s web site. »

  • New release round-up (featuring Felix Pastorius, John Patitucci and Rhonda Smith)

    Jeff Coffin’s latest album, Mutopia, features Felix Pastorius (son of the late Jaco Pastorius), along with Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Kofi Burbridge. Guest appearances include Chris Walters, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Doug Belote, Alana Rocklin, Pat Bergeson, R. Scott Bryan, Roy Agree, Rod McGaha, Barry Green and Black Cat Sylvester. Sample tracks: Amazon.com Widgets Other... »

  • Basslines for August 7, 2008

    Jack Bruce is performing at Hippiefest this weekend, in Clearwater, FL. Return to Forever and bassist Stanley Clarke continue to get rave reviews, as their tour winds down. Dave Holland is helping families in New Haven, CT, performing a benefit concert on September 21. The Levine Report has a nice feature on Gerald Veasley, who... »

  • Metallica announces tenth studio album, “Death Magnetic”

    Metallica has announced their next album, Death Magnetic, due out on September 12th. This is the first album since 2003, and get this… the first album featuring current bassist Robert Trujillo. Wow, we just assumed he’d be on one by now. More from the Metallica web site. »

  • Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten bring the Thunder

    Another multi-bass album is coming. This time from Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller & Victor Wooten, joining together as S.M.V. The new album, Thunder, is out on August 12th. Sample tracks here: Amazon.com Widgets »

  • Project M: One Band, Four Bass Players

    Project M: One Band, Four Bass Players

    Michael Manring has announced “Project M”, a new release by a quartet of bassists including Manring, Grant Stinnett, Rob Gourlay and Jim Stinnett. The release includes a bonus DVD full of interviews and rehearsal footage. Here’s the debut performance of Project M at the New Hampshire Bass Festival earlier this year: »