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  • Marc Johnson’s Bass Desires: Samurai Hee-Haw Live

    Marc Johnson’s Bass Desires: Samurai Hee-Haw Live

    Here’s bassist Marc Johnson, performing with Peter Erskine on drums and John Scofield and Bill Frisell on guitar, filmed on February 14, 1986 in Frankfurt, Germany. This tune, “Samuari Hee-Haw” comes from Johnson’s 1985 album, Bass Desires. »

  • Javier Moreno Releases “Brisa”

    Javier Moreno Releases “Brisa”

    Spanish jazz bassist Javier Moreno has released his debut album, Brisa. Moreno enlisted the talents of pianist George Dulin, drummer Tony Moreno, and sax virtuoso George Garzone for the eight song collection of original compositions, which is capped with an inspired open improv between the bassist and Garzone. The album covers a wide spectrum of... »

  • Renaud Garcia-Fons: Workshop Performance

    Renaud Garcia-Fons: Workshop Performance

    Here’s another incredible performance by bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons, filmed during a workshop by the bassist at the BMW Jazz Festival. It seems one Renaud Garcia-Fons video is never enough. Here are a few more. »

  • Five Finger Death Punch Announce New Bassist

    Five Finger Death Punch Announce New Bassist

    The members of Los Angeles-based Heavy Metal band Five Finger Death Punch have announced their newest member to be bassist Chris Kael. Kael will be filling the gap left by Matt Snell, who was released from the band in December for unspecified reasons. The band, which is nearing completion on their third studio album and... »

  • Christian McBride Tours With Inside Straight

    Christian McBride Tours With Inside Straight

    Christian McBride will be taking his band Inside Straight on the road starting June 25th, with dates spread out about Canada, the U.S. The jazz bassist will also be making an appearance at Tommy LiPuma’s 75th Birthday Celebration in Switzerland. McBride, who is adept at both upright and electric, recruited Steve Wilson, Warren Wolf, Peter... »

  • Samson Releases CT20 Clip-On Tuner

    Samson Releases CT20 Clip-On Tuner

    Samson has a new clip on tuner called the CT20, featuring a dual 360 degree ball jointed clip for viewing at almost any angle. It clips on to your headstock (bridge if you play upright), and has a full color LCD display for ease of visibility. The tuner detects pitch with either the built-in mic... »

  • Uriah Duffy and 2 Beat Boxers: I Wanna Be Your Lover

    Uriah Duffy and 2 Beat Boxers: I Wanna Be Your Lover

    Bassist Uriah Duffy took the stage with the Jazz Mafia to celebrate Prince’s birthday recently. Here, the bassist performs Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” with two beat boxers – Infinite and Soulati – as an opening set. »

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  • Nikolai Fraiture Says The Strokes Working On New Material

    Nikolai Fraiture Says The Strokes Working On New Material

    In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture revealed the the band is back to working on a new album, just two months after releasing Angles. The band’s last effort came after a nearly five year hiatus, during which time each member worked on other projects. This newest creativity has the... »

  • Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Extend North American Tour

    Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Extend North American Tour

    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones have announced extended tour dates in support of their latest album, Rocket Science. The trek, which began in May, is now set to stretch into September with shows in Canada and the U.S. Several of the performances will be at festivals, including the Montreal Jazz fest and the Shenandoah Valley... »

  • An Interview With Anthony Wellington

    An Interview With Anthony Wellington

    Though he learned bass without taking lessons, Anthony Wellington has become one of the most renowned and respected bass and music educators. Through teaching at virtually every bass camp and Bassology, his own Maryland-based bass studio, Wellington teaches about 100 students per week. Although Wellington views himself as an educator first, it’s no wonder that... »