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  • Erik Scott: Other Planets

    Erik Scott: Other Planets

    Bassist Erik Scott, best known for his work with Sonia Dada, Alice Cooper, and Flo & Eddie, has released a solo album, . Other Planets was recorded while Sonia Dada was taking a break, after a 16-year run. This is Erik’s first solo release. “I found myself alone in the studio with an active imagination,... »

  • Lesson: Practicing and the Mind

    Today’s lesson is a preview from Jon Burr’s forthcoming “Physical and Mental Programming for the Improvising Bassist”… In order to gain an understanding of how to practice effectively and efficiently, it is useful to have some understanding of the structure of the brain, mind and nervous system. It is possible to “practice” and not get... »

  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Ray Brown, live in 1977

    Two amazing bassists playing the jazz classic “There Is No Greater Love.” Both bassists show some serious chops in their solos, NHØP plays close to light-speed on his upright and and Ray Brown is his usual incredible self. »

  • No Treble Rewind: New lesson series, spotlight on Adam Tanner, new releases, videos & gear

    In case you missed it, here are some of the most popular features from last week (August 23rd through 28th). Features & Columns Lesson: Melodic Construction Jon Burr introduced a new lesson series, on melodic construction in improvisation. Player Spotlight: Adam Tanner Our player spotlight showcased the work of Adam Tanner (aka ZenBeer), a solo... »

  • Victor Wooten offering two new music camps

    Victor Wooten is holding two upcoming camps, as part of his music and nature series held at the new Wooten Woods Retreat. “Spirit of Music” will take place from September 3-6, 2009. Victor and his staff plan to explore these questions with campers: Is there a spiritual side to Music? Do you want to find... »

  • THERION: The Miskolc Experience

    Swedish progressive metal group THERION has released The Miskolc Experience, a 3-disc set including the live performance on DVD. THERION is Christofer Johnsson on guitar, newcomers Kristian Niemann on guitar and Johan Niemann on bass, and drummer Petter Karlsson. Filmed at the International Opera Festival in Miskolc, Hungary in June 2007, the CD/DVD set includes... »

  • 3 Bass on the Mountain: Summertime

    We have no idea who these guys are, but they’re rocking out to “Summertime” on top of a mountain, so we had to show them! That must have been a serious hike. »

  • Harvey Brooks: 40 years of playing with the greats

    In a recent interview with Ynetnews, bassist Harvey Brooks tells pieces of his life story, which for the past four decades includes playing beside Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Mama Cass and B.B. King, to name a few. In the interview Brooks recalls playing with some of the greats (an... »

  • Gear Watch: Kasha 4 Channel Overdrive

    Kasha has developed a 4 Channel Overdrive pedal built to the standards of their boutique amplifiers. Kasha applied their extensive amplifier knowledge to this pedal, the first thing you will notice is that there is no tone control! This is on purpose, Kasha explains that “A big problem that most pedals have is the addition... »

  • Bass Day Jam: Mr. P.C.

    Bass Day Jam: Mr. P.C.

    Twelve years ago, bassists John Patitucci, Tony Levin, Oteil Burbridge, Billy Sheehan, Reggie Washington and Dave Pomeroy got together to perform John Coltrane’s “Mr. P.C.” Of course, Mr. P.C. is Mr. Paul Chambers, the bassist who performed and recorded with Coltrane and Miles Davis. »