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  • Victor Wooten Announces Fun & Funk Xplosion Tour with Sinbad

    Victor Wooten Announces Fun & Funk Xplosion Tour with Sinbad

    Bass master Victor Wooten has announced the Fun & Funk Xplosion tour. The outing promises to be a good time as Wooten will be joined by his brother Regi on guitar, his brother Roy (aka Future Man) on percussion, saxophonist Bob Franceschini, and comedy legend Sinbad. The comedian is also an avid funk lover and... »

  • Rockboard Updates Pedalboard Series for 2018

    Rockboard Updates Pedalboard Series for 2018

    Warwick’s Rockboard has revamped their pedalboard series for 2018. The Rockboard Duo 2.1, Tres 3.1, Quad 4.1, and Quad 4.2 offer different sizes with power supply mounting options. “Setting out to create a pedalboard that is lightweight, rigid and rugged, allowing for the use of a multitude of pedals as well as power supply mounting... »

  • GRBass Unveils the ONE Bass Head Series

    GRBass Unveils the ONE Bass Head Series

    Italy’s GRBass has announced the ONE head series of bass amplifiers. The compact units come in three models based on their wattage: 350W, 800W, and 1400W. Each amp has a four-band EQ with three-way frequency switches for the low mid and high midranges. They also have deep and bright filters as well as the company’s... »

  • What a Day: Le Temps de l’Amour

    What a Day: Le Temps de l’Amour

    The duo of bassist Jonathan Joly and vocalist/typewritist Leah Gracie, aka What a Day, are back with a new cover video. This time they tackle Françoise Hardy’s “Le Temps de l’Amour”. Joly sets the song up by alternating registers to offer a bass line and intro melody before Gracie’s beautiful vocals enter. The bassist then... »

  • Mike Jones and Penn Jillette Release “The Show Before The Show”

    Mike Jones and Penn Jillette Release “The Show Before The Show”

    You probably recognize Penn Jillette as one half of the comedy and magic duo Penn and Teller. What you may not know is that Jillette is an avid jazz bassist. You can hear his work on the new album The Show Before The Show alongside pianist Mike Jones. “For the past 16 years those who... »

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  • Cort Guitars Now Shipping A5 Plus SCFF Bass

    Cort Guitars Now Shipping A5 Plus SCFF Bass

    Cort Guitars has expanded their Artisan Bass Collection to include a fanned-fret design. The A5 Plus SCFF is a five-string bass that has a scale that spans from 34 inches on the G string to 35.5 inches on the B string. “This design modification and a corresponding single-string hardtail bridge improve tension and enhance the... »

  • Evan Marien: Havona (2018)

    Evan Marien: Havona (2018)

    Back in 2012, we featured what went on to be a very popular video by Evan Marien covering the Jaco Pastorius tune, “Havona.” (We later published the transcription for Evan’s arrangement.) Now Evan is back with a new version for 2018. This time around, he’s playing a Supro Huntington short scale bass. »

  • Casey Abrams Releases “Put A Spell On You”

    Casey Abrams Releases “Put A Spell On You”

    Casey Abrams has returned with Put A Spell On You, a 13-song album that ranges from originals to covers and jazz standards. The singer/bassist, who famously competed on American Idol, lays it down on the double bass while belting out lyrics. The album was recorded as part of Chesky Records’ Binaural+ series and as such... »

  • BackBeat Wearable Subwoofer Available for Preorder

    BackBeat Wearable Subwoofer Available for Preorder

    Bassist Yerko Sepulveda has introduced a new device for bassists called the BackBeat. The wearable, portable unit straps to the back of your strap and acts as rumble pack to let you feel the your notes as vibrations. This is especially helpful for modern bassists who use in-ear monitors and players who have to keep... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Jim Hughart

    Bass Players To Know: Jim Hughart

    A seasoned sideman with a soulful and sophisticated approach, Jim Hughart has not only backed up some of the greatest jazz artists, but has stood out as a first call session musician on the Los Angeles recording scene. Frequently accompanying Joe Pass and Tom Waits, his premier upright playing can be heard on records of... »