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  • Jesús Rico Pérez: Blue Orleans (Michael Manring Cover)

    Jesús Rico Pérez: Blue Orleans (Michael Manring Cover)

    About three years ago, Jesús Rico Pérez shared a cover he did of Michael Manring’s “Come With Me, My Love”. Manring was impressed. Jesús has a new Manring cover, this time performing “Blue Orleans”, which appeared on Manring’s 1989 album, Toward the Center of the Night. »

  • Katie Theroux Appears on Mike Jones Trio Album

    Katie Theroux Appears on Mike Jones Trio Album

    Katie Thiroux, known for 2015 debut album Introducing Katie Thiroux, and her Katie Thiroux Quartet, is also part of the Mike Jones Trio, which has released its second album, Roaring. The trio includes Thiroux, Jones and drummer Matt Witek, who also plays in the Katie Thiroux Quartet. Roaring features Jones’ take on 1920’s standards and... »

  • Levy’s Leathers Introduces Ryder Strap

    Levy’s Leathers Introduces Ryder Strap

    Levy’s Leathers had introduced the Ryder Strap, which they call an old classic reborn. The design is known for its use by rockabilly artists. Its 1-inch wide strap is fitted with an adjustable pad for comfort. The strap is made entirely from veg-tan leathers with two contrasting colors and orange saddle stitching for visual appeal.... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Norbert Putnam

    Bass Players To Know: Norbert Putnam

    There’s something special about overturning the rocks of musical history and revealing the identity of a bass player to know. It’s a treasured moment of discovery, a series of lines connecting the dots, and a great reason to be inspired by our instrument and those who have played it best. This Bass Players to Know... »

  • Zander Zon: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Zander Zon: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Zander Zon has tackled something new in his latest video – his first ever video game theme. In this video, Zander plays his solo bass arrangement for the theme for the game “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim”. »

  • Preston Glasgow Lowe Releases Debut Album

    Preston Glasgow Lowe Releases Debut Album

    Jazz fusion trio Preston Glasgow Lowe has released its self-titled debut album. The Glasgow portion of the band name comes from Scottish bassist Kevin Glasgow, known for his work on a six-string electric bass. The trio’s music melds complex riffs with intense rhythms. “We’ve been shaping this music together for some time, and have received... »

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  • Spector Adds Walnut Stain Model to Legend Neck-Thru Series

    Spector Adds Walnut Stain Model to Legend Neck-Thru Series

    Spector has expanded their Legend series of instruments with the Legend Neck-Thru Walnut Stain bass. Available in four- and five-string versions, the model features the company’s flagship NS body design built with a figured maple top and carved maple body finished in a rich walnut stain. The bass is fitted with a pair of passive... »

  • Oceans of Love: Chuck Rainey’s Life in Music

    Oceans of Love: Chuck Rainey’s Life in Music

    “I wouldn’t be the musician I am today without Chuck Rainey,” said Victor Wooten. “If there was a musical soundtrack put to my childhood, Chuck would have played bass on most of it.” We should have taken Wooten’s adulation as fact, but we weren’t sure. Was Rainey some sort of musical superhero? As bass players,... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Entwistle

    Stuart Clayton: Giants of Bass – John Entwistle

    Stuart Clayton has released another video and preview of the upcoming revamp of his book Giants of Bass. This time around, his focus is on bass legend John Entwistle. “This track is a nod to classic tracks by The Who such as ‘The Real Me’, ‘Pinball Wizard’ and ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ – among others,”... »

  • Bernhard Lackner Releases Three New Bass Instruction Books

    Bernhard Lackner Releases Three New Bass Instruction Books

    Austrian bassist/composer Bernhard Lackner just released a series of three bass play-along e-books. Lackner, is a player and educator who has worked with Mino Cinelu, Adam Holzman, Marco Minnemann, Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Adam Nitti, Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Derico Watson, Chester Thompson, Pete Lockett. The books cover basic tunes (“Start Grooving”), increase in difficulty... »