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  • Marcelo Mariano: Bass Solo

    Marcelo Mariano: Bass Solo

    Here’s Brazilian bassist Marcelo Mariano, taking a solo during a performance with the Eumir Deodato Trio. Check out more from Marcelo on his Myspace page. »

  • Rewind: The Top 10 Bass Gear, Videos, Reviews and Interviews, News and Columns of the Week

    1. Player News: Whitesnake Seeking New Bassist 2. Interview: Thomas Risell, the Man Behind MarloweDK 3. Video: Jaco Pastorius Solo (Reading, 1978) 4. Gear: The Vee Strap 5. Gear: Fleabass Street Bass 6. Player News: RIP Pete Quaife 7. Gear: Gold Tone PBB and BB-400+ 8. Gear Review: TC Electronics BG500 9. Ask Damian Erskine:... »

  • Christian Houmann: Béla

    Christian Houmann: Béla

    The following video is from the diploma concert at The Academy of Music in Denmark of bassist Christian Houmann, who graduated this year. The quartet consists of Rasmus Toystrup on drums, Lasse Enøe on sax, Mikkel Leth-Nissen on piano and Houmann on bass. This piece is a tribute to Béla Fleck. »

  • Will Lee and the Fab Faux to Perform John Lennon’s 70th Birthday Celebration Event

    Will Lee and the Fab Faux to Perform John Lennon’s 70th Birthday Celebration Event

    Will Lee, bassist for the Late Show with David Letterman, and his band The Fab Faux have been confirmed for a special event celebrating John Lennon’s 70th birthday. The show, entitled “A Night in the Life- A John Lennon 70th Birthday Celebration,” will include two sets of the songwriter’s greatest music, ranging from The Beatles... »

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  • Marcus Miller Band: Moonlight Sonata Live

    Marcus Miller Band: Moonlight Sonata Live

    During a live performance at a 2004 jazz fest in Seoul, Marcus Miller and his band played their version of Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”. Marcus explained that his 14 year old son (at the time) was practicing the piece on his piano, and that they “just needed put a beat to it…” »

  • Gear Watch: Orange Shows Off Terror Bass Amps at Summer NAMM

    Gear Watch: Orange Shows Off Terror Bass Amps at Summer NAMM

    After recently naming Geddy Lee as an endorsing artist, Orange Amps was proudly showing off their newest bass goodies at Summer NAMM. Orange expanded their Tiny Terror line to the low end, with the Terror Bass 500 and 1000. A compact head weighing in at 5kg (11.02 lbs), the Terror bass is a hybrid amp... »

  • Mark Hoppus Announces New Blink-182 Album in the Works

    Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus has revealed that the band is working on a new album. From a post on his blog himynameismark.com: “…we’ll be in the studio recording the new blink-182 album. Until it is finished. I cannot be more clear on this: new Blink-182 music is on the way… All of us have ideas... »

  • Michael Manring’s Out of Print Solo Catalog to Be Re-released

    Michael Manring’s Out of Print Solo Catalog to Be Re-released

    Bassist Michael Manring has announced that Valley Entertainment is re-releasing his entire solo recordings catalog from his days on Windham Hill, High Street, Sony and BMG. After many years of being out of print, Unusual Weather, Toward The Center Of The Night, Drastic Measures, and Thonk will be once again available. No word yet on... »

  • Yorai Oron: Bass Solo on Caravan

    Here’s Yorai Oron from Israel taking a bass solo over the changes to “Caravan”. The quartet features Lew Soloff on trumpet, Avi Adrian on piano, Rony Holan on Drums and Oron on bass. »

  • RIP Pete Quaife

    Original Kinks bassist Pete Quaife passed away June 24th at the age of 66. The exact cause of death is uncertain, but he had been going through kidney dialysis treatments over the last 10 years. Quaife was a founding member of the Kinks, which hit the scene in 1962 and was a part of the... »