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  • Greg Goebel with Damian Erskine: Wayfarer

    Greg Goebel with Damian Erskine: Wayfarer

    Pianist Greg Goebel recently shared this tune from his upcoming album on Facebook. I noticed our very own Damian Erskine was on the track, so I watched it. I was glad I did. Damian plays some sweet lines on this one, and the whole band is stellar. The trio also includes Reinhardt Wolfgang Melz on... »

  • The Wood Brothers Announce Fall Tour Dates

    The Wood Brothers Announce Fall Tour Dates

    The Wood Brothers have been hard at work this summer with the Tedeschi Trucks Band for their Wheels of Soul Tour. Now the trio, anchored by bass guru Chris Wood, has announced their tour plans for the fall with dates in October and November. The trek kicks off after another supporting gig with the Tedeschi... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Red Callender

    Bass Players To Know: Red Callender

    Diving into the deep end of the LA session pool, there are plenty of bassists (in addition to those in “The Wrecking Crew”) who have achieved successful and eclectic recording careers. Without a doubt, Red Callender is one of them. With an extensive background in jazz as both an upright bassist and tuba player, he... »

  • Screaming Headless Torsos featuring Hiromi: Running Black Water

    Screaming Headless Torsos featuring Hiromi: Running Black Water

    This performance is more than a song; it’s a journey. The Screaming Headless Torsos teamed up with Hiromi Uehara to perform their piece “Running Black Water” at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn and the result is magical. Each player brings fire to the song, which starts out with a flowing groove. Bassist David Ginyard sets the... »

  • Walrus Audio Introduces ARP-87 Multi-Function Delay Pedal

    Walrus Audio Introduces ARP-87 Multi-Function Delay Pedal

    Players looking for a versatile delay pedal have a new option in the Walrus Audio ARP-87. First teased at Winter NAMM this year, the pedal has been revamped for its release to include even more features. “From rhythmic chasing digital delay to long ethereal lo-fi modulated trails, players will find the ARP-87 a very useful... »

  • Moe. On Indefinite Hiatus After Rob Derhak Diagnosed With Cancer

    Moe. On Indefinite Hiatus After Rob Derhak Diagnosed With Cancer

    Tough news to report: moe. has announced an indefinite hiatus after bassist Rob Derhak was diagnosed with cancer. The band made a statement on their Facebook page: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, moe. will be going on indefinite hiatus effective August 1st, 2017,” they wrote. “We will play our remaining 2 shows in July (7/21 PlayStation... »

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  • Fender Unveils the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    Fender Unveils the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass

    Fender debuted five new signature models at the Summer NAMM show this year including one bass: the Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass. The session ace, who has worked with artists ranging from Beck to Nine Inch Nails, teamed up with the company to create an instrument based on his personal ’66 Daphne Blue Mustang... »

  • Pablo Elorza Orchestra: Unsung Heroes

    Pablo Elorza Orchestra: Unsung Heroes

    Pablo Elorza has always floored us with his playing. Here’s a great clip of his jazz orchestra performing “Unsung Heroes” from his solo album Jardín Japones. Elorza impresses on his six-string bass with a big tone while his band equally brings the fire on his composition. »

  • Victor Wooten Announces New Album, Fall Tour

    Victor Wooten Announces New Album, Fall Tour

    Get ready: Victor Wooten has announced he will be releasing a new solo album this fall. TRYPNOTYX will be available on September 5th and will be his first solo record since 2012. The bass guru will is joined by his latest trio featuring monster drummer Dennis Chambers and saxophonist Bob Franceschini. Guest artists will include... »

  • Bergantino Introduces the Forté Bass Amp

    Bergantino Introduces the Forté Bass Amp

    Bergantino has expanded their bass amp lineup with the Forté, which the company describes as “an incredibly flexible, state-of-the-art Bass Amplifier, delivering maximum performance in a compact package.” The unit is a close relation to their B|Amp and features the same analog preamp and power section with fewer options. It weighs in at just six... »