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  • Les Claypool Releases “Of Fungi and Foe”

    Les Claypool Releases “Of Fungi and Foe”

    Les Claypool‘s album Of Fungi and Foe is a collection of songs inspired by the projects the bassist has been involved in over the past few years. Since Claypool’s last album, the 2006 Of Whales and Woes, he’s been scoring films and video games, and touring. Claypool shares how the project came to be: “Sometime... »

  • Return to Forever: Returns

    Return to Forever, the jazz fusion super group featuring Stanley Clarke on bass, Chick Corea on keyboards, Al Di Meola on guitar and Lenny White on drums, has released a live album, Returns. The 2-disc CD release was recorded during their first tour in 25 years reunion tour, at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. Disc... »

  • RIP George Kaufman

    Nails bassist George Kaufman has passed away at the age of 58, following aneurysm surgery. A memorial service was held on Thursday in Yonkers, NY. Kaufman’s band, The Nails, released two albums in the 80s, including the hit “88 Lines about 44 Women”. He was also a music teacher and owner of Supreme Sound Engineering,... »

  • Wester Désamours: First Step [featured bass player]

    Today’s featured bassist is Wester Désamours, hailing from northern Haiti, and our newest Facebook friend. At the age of five, Wester made his own guitar out of an oil drum, some wood and nylon strings. Since 2003, Wester has been studying music, composing and recording his debut album First Step. Check out Wester’s web site... »

  • Paul McCartney Teaches You How to Play the Bass

    Paul McCartney Teaches You How to Play the Bass

    In a promotional video for his latest album, Paul McCartney shows his playing technique in a brief instructional video covering bass, guitar and drums. This video doesn’t cover more advanced “fiddly bits”, but is fun to watch: »

  • The Art of Solo Bass by Michael Dimin

    Michael Dimin is releasing his second volume of his Chordal Approach series of bass instruction books. The Art of Solo Bass goes on sale this month, by Mel Bay Publications. Mike told us via email, “The Art of Solo Bass covers using chords to enhance your already ‘happenin’ bass line, using chords in a comping... »

  • Getting social

    We’re finally getting around to being more social. So if you’re inclined, we’d love to meet you on Facebook. If Myspace is your thing, we’re there too. And if you do Twitter, you know what to do. More importantly, we want to hear from you. Shoot us a note on any of the above sites,... »

  • Aguilar Amplification signs Adam Nitti

    Adam Nitti has signed on to endorse Aguilar Amps, selecting the DB 750, two DB 410 cabinets and a Tone Hammer preamp/D.I. as his rig for live performances, and the AG500 and DB112 cabinets for studio use. “The DB750 is one of the most musical pieces of bass gear I have ever played through. Combined... »

  • Gary Willis & Tribal Tech: Speak

    Today’s featured vid showcases the only and only Gary Willis doing his thing in a live performance with Tribal Tech. »

  • Nathan East / Fourplay: “Live in Capetown” DVD Released

    Fourplay, a jazz supergroup formed by Nathan East on bass, Bob James on keyboards, Larry Carlton on guitar, and Harvey Mason on drums have released a new DVD, Live in Capetown. The DVD showcases a live performance in Cape Town during the band’s 2005 tour. Songs include: Galaxia, Chant, Blues Force, 101 Eastbound, Journey, Tally... »