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  • Charles Fambrough: Blues for Bu, Live

    Charles Fambrough: Blues for Bu, Live

    A year ago Sunday, bass great Charles Fambrough passed away after a long illness. In honor of his memory, here’s a fantastic live performance of “Blues for Bu”, from Blues at Bradley’s. RIP, Mr. Fambrough. »

  • In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2011

    In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2011

    Charles Fambrough January 1, 2011 Charles Fambrough, jazz bassist. Fambrough’s credits include working with Grover Washington, Jr., Airto Moreira, McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, and more. Mick Karn January 4, 2011 Mick Karn, former Japan bassist. Karn’s fretless bass and interesting, angular playing style left an impression on bassists around the world. Phil Kennemore January 7,... »

  • RIP Charles Fambrough

    RIP Charles Fambrough

    After a long battle with liver disease, jazz bassist Charles Fambrough has passed away. The Philadelphia-based player had a storied career, playing with Grover Washington, Jr., Airto Moreira, McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, and more. He also spent two years in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. “McCoy showed me how to play with endurance. Art gave me... »

  • Lenny White To Release First Solo Album in 10 Years, featuring Stanley Clarke and Victor Bailey

    Return to Forever drummer Lenny White has announced his first solo album in a decade, Anomaly. White will be joined by bassists Stanley Clarke and Victor Bailey, and a host of others. Anomaly finds White returning to his pioneering jazz-rock roots that helped to define the early 70’s fusion movement, and looking forward. “We need... »