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  • Bass of the Week: Vuorensaku Guitars Mama Bass

    Bass of the Week: Vuorensaku Guitars Mama Bass

    I’m not sure what makes a bass with old-school mojo so appealing, but I do know that the Vuorensaku Guitars Mama bass has it in spades. The first bass in the Finnish company’s T. Family collection, the Mama shares several aspects of instruments from the past including a flexible body design. “In the beginning, I... »

  • Kristo Rodzevski Releases “The Rabbit and The Fallen Sycamore”

    Kristo Rodzevski Releases “The Rabbit and The Fallen Sycamore”

    Singer-songwriter Kristo Rodzevski has released The Rabbit and the Fallen Sycamore, which is the third in a trilogy of albums examining his transition from his life in Macedonia to the United States. Each of the albums also utilized a crack team of improvising musicians, including Michael Blanco on the bass. Blanco’s jazz influence comes through... »

  • Mattoverse Electronics Introduces the Quadramix Pedal

    Mattoverse Electronics Introduces the Quadramix Pedal

    Mattoverse Electronics has unveiled the Quadramix, a four-input and two-output mixer in a pedalboard-friendly enclosure. It allows for sending multiple sources into your amplifier or it can be used as a headphone amplifier. “Featuring 2 high-impedance inputs designed for guitar/bass and 2 low-impedance inputs designed for keyboards/synths/drum machines along with enough gain to overdrive either... »

  • Cameron Graves Trio: Satania Our Solar System

    Cameron Graves Trio: Satania Our Solar System

    Here’s a killer clip of the Cameron Graves Trio featuring drummer Mike Mitchell and bassist Max Gerl throwing down on “Satania Our Solar System”. Recorded at the TivoliVredenburg in the Netherlands, the trio stretches the groove into outer space. Gerl dishes out some mean bass work to back up Graves before taking an extended and... »

  • Sihasin Release Sophomore Album, “Fight Like A Woman”

    Sihasin Release Sophomore Album, “Fight Like A Woman”

    Sihasin (pronounced See-ha-sin) is the brother and sister duo of Clayson and Jeneda Benally of Blackfire from the Navajo (Dine’) Nation in Northern Arizona. The band mixes their Native American heritage with rock on their new album, Fight Like A Woman. The band is a bass and drums duo, with Jeneda dishing out a huge... »

  • Primus Announces Final “The Desaturating Seven” Tour Dates

    Primus Announces Final “The Desaturating Seven” Tour Dates

    Primus has been pounding the pavement in support of their latest rainbow goblin-themed album, The Desaturating Seven, for the better part of a year, but Les Claypool says a new batch of dates this fall will mark the end of the tour cycle. “This will be the last Primus run for a bit as we... »

  • Chano & Colina Release Live Album

    Chano & Colina Release Live Album

    The musical bond between pianist Chano Dominguez and bassist Javier Colina runs deep. After first meeting in 1986, the duo worked together to develop their own mix of flamenco and jazz music over nearly two decades until Dominguez moved to Barcelona in 2002. The move led each player to explore new avenues. Now they’ve reunited... »

  • Bloodstone: Natural High, 1973

    Bloodstone: Natural High, 1973

    Now we’re going to slow things down a bit. I’ve been on a classic soul and R&B kick lately and this song has been on repeat. Bloodstone’s “Natural High” is one of the smoothest love ballads I’ve ever heard. Although the band appears to be playing along to their own recording in this video, Charles... »

  • Jeffrey Osborne Releases “Worth It All”

    Jeffrey Osborne Releases “Worth It All”

    Former L.T.D. vocalist Jeffrey Osborne has gone back to his roots with Worth It All, a record he describes as an old-school R&B album. “I approached it like things from the past that influenced me then wrote my versions,” he explains. “For example, ‘Let a Brotha Know’ sounds like a song I would have done... »

  • Deltron 3030: Nobody Can

    Deltron 3030: Nobody Can

    Deltron 3030’s touring behind their album Event 2 can only be described as epic. The hip-hop trio of Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, and DJ Kid Koala took a full band on the road. No hip-hop would be complete without a fat bass line, and Juan Alderete was on hand to dish it... »