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  • Tony Senatore: Shapla

    Tony Senatore: Shapla

    Tony Senatore is a 12-string bass expert, which is why he released his DVD, A 12-string Bass X-ploration several years ago. Diving into lessons on how to utilize the instrument in bass and melodic functions, the footage also includes three music videos. Senatore recently released one of the music videos for “Shapla,” and it’s a... »

  • Percy Jones Releases Debut With MJ12 Project

    Percy Jones Releases Debut With MJ12 Project

    Instrumental jazz/fusion/prog band MJ12, featuring Percy Jones (Brand X, Soft Machine, David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Steve Hackett) has released its self-titled debut album. The band draws its name from “Majestik 12, which was supposedly a group of 12 scientists and engineers assembled in the late 40s to investigate UFOs,” Jones said. There’s speculation as to... »

  • Brand X Official Bootleg Released

    Brand X Official Bootleg Released

    The personnel of Brand X ebbed and flowed over the years for the jazz fusion band. Famed drummer and vocalist Phil Collins was often a member, and one of the more stalwart presences in the both the band’s mid-1970s-to-1980 and 1992-99 incarnations was bassist Percy Jones (Tunnels, ex-Soft Machine) who appears on a new Official... »

  • Percy Jones and BangTower Release New Single from Upcoming Album

    Percy Jones and BangTower Release New Single from Upcoming Album

    Three years ago, bassist Percy Jones, guitarist/engineer/producer Neil Citron and drummer Walter Garces released their debut as the band known as BangTower. The trio is back with a new release, coming later this year. BangTower has released the first track, “This is My Town”, which features a first for the band: Citron’s vocals. Jones, a... »

  • The Fusion Syndicate: Billy Sherwood Releases New Album Featuring an All-Star Cast of Bass Players

    The Fusion Syndicate: Billy Sherwood Releases New Album Featuring an All-Star Cast of Bass Players

    Following the release of The Prog Collective, former Yes guitarist Billy Sherwood’s companion album, The Fusion Syndicate is now out and features the same sort of dream team line-up Sherwood assembled for the first one. Sherwood composed, produced and recorded the tracks with help from bassists Jimmy Haslip, Billy Sheehan, Colin Edwin, Percy Jones and... »

  • Percy Jones and BangTower Announce Plans for 2012 Tour

    Percy Jones and BangTower Announce Plans for 2012 Tour

    Progressive rock/fusion group BangTower is gearing up for a tour with the release of several new music videos over the coming weeks. Bassist Percy Jones anchors the trio, which also features guitarist Neil Citron and drummer Walter Garces for the coming tour. The video releases will include tracks from the band’s most recent release, Casting... »

  • An Interview with Percy Jones

    An Interview with Percy Jones

    Percy Jones is one of the definitive figures who carved out a role for the fretless bass and helped establish its place on the contemporary music scene. Best known for his work with jazz-fusion band Brand X, Percy collaborated with likes of Phil Collins and Robin Lumley. Brand X’s early 70’s debut Unorthodox Behaviour established... »

  • Edo Castro Releases Sacred Graffiti

    Edo Castro Releases Sacred Graffiti

    Edo Castro has just released his third solo album, entitled Sacred Graffiti. The CD showcases Castro’s innovative bass looping and use of the Ebow to create introspective and artful songs. For the album, Castro called upon his Expandable Trio, consisting of guitarist Erik Lindquist and drummer Alex Aspinall, as well as bass virtuosos Michael Manring,... »

  • Percy Jones and New Prog Trio Bang Tower to Release Album

    Percy Jones and New Prog Trio Bang Tower to Release Album

    Fretless bass guru Percy Jones, best known for his work with Brand X, has teamed guitarist Neil Citron and drummer Walter Garces to release a new album, Casting Shadows. The group, named Bang Tower, is a “power prog” trio. The musicians, each considered virtuosos of their respective instruments, have enjoyed the group’s rapport and musical... »

  • Percy Jones 5 Live

    Here’s Percy Jones and his band, live in Shibuya, Tokyo in 1999. Not the best video or audio quality, but worth watching the fretless master do his thing. »