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  • Phil Brown’s Jazztet releases “Bright Side”

    Bassist Phil Brown has recently released his new album with the New Art Jazztet. The new album, Bright Side features ten songs, with six composed by Brown and four by the other members of the group. Pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc spoke on Brown’s compositions and playing, saying “Phil’s music is as much fun to... »

  • Gear Watch: Eleph speaker cables

    Solid Cables has introduced Eleph speaker cables, a new line that uses ultra pure copper conductors of different diameters to deliver the full frequency spectrum of sound an amp can generate. “We are the world’s first to make the innovation of using not only an ultra pure copper 10 gauge conductor, but one made up... »

  • Ringo and Paul back together for “Y Not”

    Ringo Starr recently recorded his latest album, Y Not, and was joined in the studio by his old friend, bassist Paul McCartney. “I played him this other track and Paul said, ‘Give me the headphones. Give me a pair of cans.’ And he went to the mike and he just invented that part where he... »

  • Player Watch: Missy Raines pushes bluegrass forward

    Multi-award winning upright bassist Missy Raines recently spoke about her love for bluegrass, and recent work with her group “New Hip”. Raines is originally from West Virginia and that her love for bluegrass grew from her parents passion for live music. “My parents didn’t really play music, but they enjoyed listening to music and made... »

  • Coldplay bassist working on new album

    Even through rumors of Coldplay going on hiatus, bassist Guy Berryman hasn’t been slowing down for anyone. He has since founded and started work with the group “Apparatjik” and have been working constantly on new music. They have recently released the first track of their new CD to roughly 30 fans through email, and that... »

  • Canadian Rockies Bass Bash announced

    The Canadian Rockies Bass Bash, a clinic and jam session with some of the leading bassists from around the world, has been scheduled April 10, 2010, in Calgary, Alberta. The clinic is featuring artists such as Benny Rietveld, Adam Nitti, Scott Nickless, Sheldon Dingwall (of Dingwall Guitars), and Hansford Rowe. There are scheduled clinics with... »

  • Them Crooked Vultures planning second album

    Well, that didn’t take long. Them Crooked Vultures have announced that they are planning a new album, even though their debut album was released only earlier this month. The first album has been a huge success and the members have stated that they feel as though they are just now building steam. Bassist John Paul... »

  • Dean Brown, Dennis Chambers, Will Lee: DB III

    Dean Brown, Dennis Chambers, Will Lee: DB III

    Will Lee, bassist for NBC’s “Late Night With David Letterman”, has recently worked with guitarist Dean Brown and drummer Dennis Chambers on a new album titled . The album was recorded over three nights in Tokyo’s Cotton Club, with funky performances by the power trio. Lee, being known for his work with artists such as... »

  • Professor Flea

    Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea (Michael Balzary) recently spoke with CNN about The Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a school he developed in 2001 with his childhood friend, Tree (Keith Barry). The non-profit school, located at Sunset Junction in Los Angeles, offers after-school lessons and focuses on the fundamentals of playing an instrument, rather than... »

  • Richard Bona releases “The Ten Shades of Blues”

    Richard Bona has a new solo album out, ten years after his first solo release, Scenes From My Life. The Ten Shades of Blues showcases Bona’s diverse and rich musical background, with noticeable touches of jazz, bluegrass, and European pop. This is an album that should defy expectations. One tune in particular, “Shiva Mantra” has... »