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  • Bass Players To Know: Lloyd Trotman

    Bass Players To Know: Lloyd Trotman

    As a soul music enthusiast, one of the greatest assets to my record collection has been the Atlantic Rhythm And Blues 1947-1974 compilation. It documents the early years of popular American music, the rise of the R&B genre, and the classic recordings that continue to show up in film, television, and radio. The musical selections... »

  • Jaco Pastorius Big Band: Sophisticated Lady

    Jaco Pastorius Big Band: Sophisticated Lady

    On this day in 1951, Jaco Pastorius was born. We’re celebrating with this clip from his big band performance in Tokyo on September 1, 1982, which features Jaco and Toots Thielemans on Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady.” Happy birthday, Jaco. We miss you. »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November 2017

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in November 2017

    Time to celebrate some popular new bass gear, AKA the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month. Here are your favorites for November 2017. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Fender New Mod Shop Bass Colors Fender’s Mod Shop has expanded their option offerings for the Fall. The online instrument configurator has... »