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  • Steve Morse Band: 1984 German TV Performance, with Jerry Peek

    Steve Morse Band: 1984 German TV Performance, with Jerry Peek

    Following the Dixie Dregs (or just “The Dregs”), Steve Morse formed his own band with bassist Jerry Peek and Dough Morgan on drums (for a time, until Dregs drummer Rod Morgenstein joined the group). The band’s first album, , was released in 1984. That same year, the band performed for the German television show, Live... »

  • RIP Mark Adams

    RIP Mark Adams

    Mark Adams, the bassist from the popular ’70’s Ohio funk band Slave, has passed away. Adams, who co-wrote the band’s first hit “Slide,” was an influence to many budding bassists. Anthony Wellington shared his thoughts: “My very first bass hero/idol Mark Adams (Mr. Mark) died last night,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “I remember... »

  • Jeff Ament’s Tres Mts. Debuts with New Release and Tour

    Jeff Ament’s Tres Mts. Debuts with New Release and Tour

    As Pearl Jam celebrates their 20th anniversary, bassist Jeff Ament is staying extra busy with his side project, Tres Mts. The band, with Fastbacks drummer Richard Stuverud and dUg Pinnick of King’s X, is releasing Three Mountains throughout the month of March, starting with the digital format on March 8th, followed by the CD (March... »

  • Dani Weber: “Bad Movies” for Solo Piccolo Bass

    Dani Weber: “Bad Movies” for Solo Piccolo Bass

    Dani Weber‘s solo bass work has been featured here before, and this is a nice piece we were recently checking out. Dani is playing his ’86 Warwick Thumb NT with piccolo strings tuned E – G# – B – E. »

  • Chris Tarry Releases “Rest of the Story”

    Chris Tarry Releases “Rest of the Story”

    Chris Tarry has released his latest project, Rest of the Story, a multi-media composition including a 100 page book and CD. The Canadian-born jazz bassist is also a writer, and the book includes his short stories as well as unique art. That’s not to say the music is a side-note, as the nine-track album is... »

  • Junior Ribeiro Braguinha: Groove!

    Junior Ribeiro Braguinha: Groove!

    Bassist Junior Ribeiro Braguinha uses these words to describe his performance in this video: “de groove de pizzicato”. I say, “holy smokes!” »

  • Markbass Announces Ground Stereo Pre Preamp and BAS 121 Lites Cabinets

    Markbass Announces Ground Stereo Pre Preamp and BAS 121 Lites Cabinets

    The list 2011 line of new Markbass gear continues with the introduction of the Ground Stereo Pre preamp and BAS-121 Lite powered cabinets. Ground Stereo Pre Preamp Markbass teamed up with endorser Alain Caron to design the components of a new rig, resulting in the Ground Stereo Pre and BAS-121 Lite powered cabinets. The Ground... »

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  • Review: Marcus Miller’s “A Night in Monte Carlo”

    Review: Marcus Miller’s “A Night in Monte Carlo”

    Having and developing an individual voice is so important in music. Michael Jackson, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter: we recognize all of them within a few notes. And Marcus Miller is someone with an instantly recognizable style on bass; he has found his own voice in music in his composition, arrangement and production. His... »

  • Evan Brewer: One Bassist, Two Basses

    Evan Brewer: One Bassist, Two Basses

    Here’s a clip of Evan Brewer tapping out an original tune on two basses. The song is the third track from his upcoming solo bass CD. Thanks to Shannon Buck for sharing this with us! »

  • Jack Bruce Releases “Live at the Milky Way”

    Jack Bruce Releases “Live at the Milky Way”

    Jack Bruce and the Cuicoland Express’s Live at the Milky Way has been released by EMI and is now available worldwide. The 2-disc album comes from a 2001 performance at The Melkweg in Amsterdam. Bruce’s band, the Cuicoland Express, included guitarist Vernon Reid, Bernie Worrell on organ, drummers Robby Ameen and Horacio Hernandez, and Richie... »