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  • Mike Stern Band: “Chromazone” Live with Tom Kennedy

    Mike Stern Band: “Chromazone” Live with Tom Kennedy

    Here’s a stellar performance of the Mike Stern Band in 2008 performing “Chromazone”, a song from Stern’s 1988 album, Time in Place. Tom Kennedy is laying down some serious bass, along with Dave Weckl on drums and Bob Franceschini on sax. This performance is from the . This one brings back some great memories… I... »

  • Tom Kennedy Releases “Just Play!”

    Tom Kennedy Releases “Just Play!”

    Tom Kennedy newest acoustic CD, Just Play is out today. Bringing together many of the people Kennedy has performed with over the years, the album has a truly all-star cast of musicians. The core band is Renee Rosnes, Dave Weckl and George Garzone along with guests Mike Stern, Tim Hagens, Lee Ritenour, John Allred and... »

  • A Review of Mike Stern’s “All Over the Place”

    A Review of Mike Stern’s “All Over the Place”

    Guitarist Mike Stern’s new record All Over the Place features a veritable smorgasbord of bass talent: Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Dave Holland, Tom Kennedy, Will Lee and Victor Bailey. Like a kid in the rhythm section candy shop, Stern audibly delights in playing with these guys. Further, the quality of Stern’s... »

  • Mike Stern Announces New Album with an All-Star Cast on Bass

    Mike Stern Announces New Album with an All-Star Cast on Bass

    Jazz guitar vet Mike Stern has a new album coming out on June 19, 2012, and bass fans have a lot to look forward to with this release. All Over the Place features eight different bassists on the 11-song release, including Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Dave Holland, Tom Kennedy, Will Lee... »

  • Tom Kennedy: Just for the Record

    Tom Kennedy: Just for the Record

    Every once in a while, we miss an important release by a notable bassist. With Tom Kennedy’s latest release, we did just that. Released in October 2011, Kennedy’s Just For The Record is his third album as a leader and features a wide spectrum of music, from bop and Latin, to fusion and funk. Kennedy,... »

  • Tom Kennedy & the Dave Weckl Band: The Chicken

    Check out Tom Kennedy taking care of business on “The Chicken”, a song most people think was written by Jaco Pastorius. (It was written by Pee Wee Ellis, a member of James Brown’s band, though Jaco made it famous). Holy smokes! »

  • Tom Kennedy: Paper Moon solo bass

    Introduced as the “eighth wonder of the world on bass”, Tom Kennedy performs “Paper Moon” during the Sonny Costanzo Concert Series at Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, Connecticut. Tom performed with the his brother and pianist Ray Kennedy, Jeff Tillman on guitar (aka the Ray Kennedy Trio). »

  • Tom Kennedy and the Mike Stern Band

    Over the weekend, I got the chance to catch the Mike Stern Band at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. The line-up included Stern on guitar, Tom Kennedy on bass, Bob Franceschini on sax, and Dave Weckl on drums, which is the same group appearing on the recently released New Morning: The Paris Concert DVD. Even... »

  • Mike Stern’s New Morning: The Paris Concert [new release]

    A new DVD featuring the Mike Stern Band’s May 2008 performance at the New Morning club in Paris, France was released this week. Bassist Tom Kennedy performs along with Stern, drummer Dave Weckl, and tenor saxophonist Bob Franceschini. New Morning: The Paris Concert is filmed in high definition, contains 112 minutes of footage including the... »