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  • Weekly Top 10: Talking Technique, Creative Bass Lines, New Bass Gear, Top Videos and More

    Weekly Top 10: Talking Technique, Creative Bass Lines, New Bass Gear, Top Videos and More

    Happy Sunday. Another great week from the land of the low end. Check out the top 10 reader favorites this week. Thanks for reading, watching, commenting and sharing. 1. Talking Technique: The Pistol Grip If you’ve followed this column for a while, you know we place a lot of emphasis on good technique. In this... »

  • Filmmakers Announce “Darryl Jones: Like a Rolling Stone” Documentary

    Filmmakers Announce “Darryl Jones: Like a Rolling Stone” Documentary

    Filmmakers Eric Hamburg and Rick English have announced a project called Darryl Jones: Like a Rolling Stone. The documentary will focus on the bass legend’s career as well as follow him during the making of his debut solo album. Jones has played with Sting, Miles Davis, Madonna, and more, though he is currently best known... »

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  • Weather Report with Victor Bailey: D Flat Waltz, Live in Japan (1985)

    Weather Report with Victor Bailey: D Flat Waltz, Live in Japan (1985)

    Our thoughts are with Victor Bailey as he struggles with serious health issues. Yesterday, Wayne Shorter shared a video of Weather Report performing in Japan in 1985. This particular clip of “D Flat Waltz” really took me back to a time spinning vinyl and admiring Victor’s work as a teenager. And it wasn’t just his... »

  • Steve Swallow Helps Turn Country Into Jazz on John Scofield’s Latest

    Steve Swallow Helps Turn Country Into Jazz on John Scofield’s Latest

    Jazz bassist Steve Swallow (Carla Bley, Gary Burton) has once again worked with guitarist John Scofield on the jazz-country album, Country for Old Men. The album sees Scofield, who produced, and his band paying homage to country artists like George Jones, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, James Taylor, and Hank Williams, as they transform country tunes... »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2016

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in September 2016

    September is in the books, so it is time to look back at the most popular gear stories for the month. Here are the top 10 most read bass gear stories, as voted by reader views. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Gibson 2017 EB Bass T Model Gibson has unveiled their 2017 instrument... »

  • Frank and Joris Brunot: Pulling Me Through/Beautiful

    Frank and Joris Brunot: Pulling Me Through/Beautiful

    Bassist Frank Brunot and guitarist/vocalist Joris Brunot teamed up to play make this awesome musical mixture of “Pulling Me Through” by Todd Dulaney and “Beautiful” by Mali Music. The tone of the music is gorgeous, and Frank’s bass playing is beyond fantastic. »

  • Ron Carter Records Trio Album With Bad Plus Pianist

    Ron Carter Records Trio Album With Bad Plus Pianist

    Ethan Iverson, pianist for The Bad Plus, always wanted to make an album with the prolific bassist/cellist/composer Ron Carter. And so now he has on The Purity of the Turf, which sees Iverson working in a trio with Carter and drummer drummer Nasheet Waits. The record is on Criss Cross records, which releases jazz recordings... »