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Basslines for October 10, 2008

Billboard.com interviewed Yes bassist Chris Squire on the band’s tour, including their decision to go ahead without frontman Jon Anderson.

Oakland Park, Florida’s Oktoberfest was the first event to be held in the new Jaco Pastorius Park.

An event for Emment Chapman’s Chapman Stick, popularized by Tony Levin and others, is taking place Oct 10 – 12 in Santa Cruz, California, with performances by Tom Griesgraber, Don Schiff and Neil Bettencourt.

NPR has posted interviews with members of S.M.V. (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten). full story

Bassist Barry Bales has won bass the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association)’s Bass Player of the Year award.