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  • Junior “Braguinha” Ribeiro: Groove

    Here’s Brazilian bass player Junior Ribeiro (also known as Braguinha) laying down a mean groove and soloing over it. The only bad thing about this video is that it’s way too short! »

  • Gear Watch: StageTrix Pedal Fasteners and Risers

    StageTrix has announced two products aimed at dealing with managing multiple pedals. The Pedal Fastener is a hook fastener designed specifically for attaching pedals to pedalboards. The center of the fastener is removable, preserving the pedal’s specification sticker. Pedal Fastener features: Special industrial strength adhesive optimized for pedals Heavy-duty hook fastener ensures solid connection to... »

  • Sneak Preview: Julie Slick’s Debut Solo Album

    Sneak Preview: Julie Slick’s Debut Solo Album

    Bassist Julie Slick (Adrian Belew Power Trio) has just completed her first solo album, the self-titled Julie Slick. The entire CD was recorded in Julie’s studio, and produced and engineered by her as well. The CD will be released on May 11th. “Most of the album is played on bass, with the help of my... »

  • Reading a Lead Sheet – A How To Guide

    Reading a Lead Sheet – A How To Guide

    Q: Do you know how to read a lead sheet? What is a good way to learn how to play with a lead sheet? A: Learning to navigate a lead sheet is one of the most useful and important things a working musician must get comfortable with. While lead sheets seem to baffle many musicians... »

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  • No Treble Poll: Are You in a Gigging Band?

    Hey fellow bassists! We want to know: how many of our bass playing friends are a in a gigging band? Tell us about it in the comments below, including a brief band bio, styles, and/or links to your gig calendar or band page. »

  • Michel Petricciani: September Second, with Anthony Jackson

    Michel Petrucciani unfortunately only lived to be 36, but composed a lot of great music before he passed. Petrucciani played with many great bass players including Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, NHØP, Eddie Gomez, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden, Anthony Jackson, Marcus Miller and many others. Here’s his tune “September Second” with Anthony Jackson on the bass... »

  • Melissa Auf Der Maur Announces Last Minute London Show and Film Screening

    Melissa Auf Der Maur, like many artists, were unable to travel due to the recent volcanic activity in Iceland. Auf Der Maur missed last week’s London Cargo show, but is making it up with a last minute concert tonight. Tickets from the originally scheduled show are still valid. Auf Der Maur is also screening her... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jon Wolske

    Reader Spotlight: Jon Wolske

    Meet Jon Wolske, our bass player in the spotlight for April 20, 2010. Bio: Bass playin’ fool since the age of 16, Jon played for a few years in an original project ‘Mourning Stone’ before he found the fun world of Cover bands. The draw of having fun and actually pulling in some side-cash took... »

  • Mike Stern Group: Chromazon, with Lincoln Goines

    Check out this 20 year old (!) video of the Mike Stern Group performing live in New York City in 1990. The line up includes Lincoln Goines on bass, Dennis Chambers on drums, Bob Berg on sax and Stern on guitar. Part 1: And Part 2: »

  • Dywane Thomas Jr. Releases “Aleatorick and Indeterminacy”

    Bassist Dywane Thomas Jr. has released his second solo album, Aleatorick and Indeterminacy. The CD includes six original compositions, performed by Dywane on bass and piano. The compositions are influenced by John Cage, avant-garde/experimental music and structured improvisation. Dywane also played on GospelChops Bass Sessionz Vol. 1 DVD with Hadrien Feraud, Janek Giwzdala, Damian Erskine... »