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  • Nick Lowe joins Ry Cooder tour

    Nick Lowe joined guitarist Ry Cooder as a bassist for his latest tour, which kicked off in June. The duo is planning to head to Australia. Lowe is best known for his songwriting efforts including (What’s so Funny Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding, Cruel to be Kind, and I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass.... »

  • Rich Brown: Lua

    Rich Brown: Lua

    Bassist Rich Brown submitted this video to us, featuring his original composition for solo bass, “Lua”. As Rich describes it: “This new tune was written after spending many an evening gazing at the moon in it’s luminous splendor. A bit Metheny, a bit Gismonti, a bit Garrison.” »

  • Ben Kenney of Incubus interviewed by Cleveland Scene

    Bassist Ben Kenney of Incubus was recently interviewed by the Cleveland Scene. He talks about what everyone was up to during Incubus’s long hiatus and how they have matured as a band. Kenney joined Incubus in 2003 after playing with The Roots. From the interview: “It was the band’s choice to put out Monuments,” says... »

  • Panic at the Disco announces bassist

    You may remember earlier in the summer when Panic at the Disco split losing Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker. They have announced that bassist Dallon Weekes of The Brombecks will be joining them along with guitarist Ian Crawford. In a recent interview with MTV, Panic at the Disco said they were excited about the... »

  • Chris Morrissey: Q&A with CityPages

    Bassist Chris Morrissey has done an interview with CityPages, where he talks about his move to New York City and his latest album, The Morning World with the Chris Morrissey Quartet. You may know Morrissey from his work with Mason Jennings, Haley Bonar, Bill Mike Band, Tarlton, Ben Kweller on his “The Trio on the... »

  • One Spirit & Frans Vollink: Go For It

    We recently got our hands on Go For It, the latest release by bassist Frans Vollink and his trio, One Spirit. One Spirit is a high powered jazz/fusion trio and brain-child of Vollink and drummer Sebastiaan Cornelissen, with Flying Dutchman guitarist Richard Hallenbeek joining as a new permanent member. Go For It released in April,... »

  • Bunny Brunel reissue: For You To Play

    Bunny Brunel‘s 1994 release, For You To Play, featuring eight original compositions. The album’s line up includes Mike Stern on guitar, Billy Childs on keyboards, Terri Lyne Carrington and Cliff Almond on drums, and a guest appearance by bassist Kyle Eastwood (on “One for Clint”). For You To Play track list: 1. New Blues 2.... »

  • Jack Bruce receiving death threats

    Cream bassist Jack Bruce has revealed that he has been receiving death threats after insulting Led Zeppelin. Bruce described the Led Zeppelin reunion gig at the 02 Arena as “lame” and chided them: “You’re crap and you’ll never be anything else. Cream is 10 times the band Led Zeppelin is,” during an awards ceremony. Bruce... »

  • Esperanza Spalding Live: “I Know You Know”

    Last summer, Esperanza Spalding made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing “I Know You Know”, from her Esperanza CD. Esperanza is playing a Doolin Custom Acoustic bass. Enjoy! »

  • GospelChops: Bass Sessionz Volume 1 now available

    GospelChops is now shipping the Bass Sessionz, Vol. 1 DVD. Bass Sessionz includes over three hours of instructional videos, performances and interviews with gospel and jazz bassists Andrew Gouche, Janek Gwizdala, Damian Erskine, Robert “Bubby” Lewis, Justin Raines, Jon Reshard, Dywane Thomas, Anthony Nembhard, and Hadrien Feraud, with special appearances by John Beasley, Michael Tobias... »