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  • Hal Leonard Releases Book on Scales Over Chords

    Hal Leonard Releases Book on Scales Over Chords

    Hal Leonard Corp. has published the “Bassist’s Guide to Scales Over Chords: The Foundation of Effective Bass Lines.” The book looks at how to apply scales in a musical way, which is essential knowledge for those learning how to create and improvise bass lines and solos. The book, which covers 11 scales and features 136... »

  • Katie Theroux Appears on Mike Jones Trio Album

    Katie Theroux Appears on Mike Jones Trio Album

    Katie Thiroux, known for 2015 debut album Introducing Katie Thiroux, and her Katie Thiroux Quartet, is also part of the Mike Jones Trio, which has released its second album, Roaring. The trio includes Thiroux, Jones and drummer Matt Witek, who also plays in the Katie Thiroux Quartet. Roaring features Jones’ take on 1920’s standards and... »

  • Preston Glasgow Lowe Releases Debut Album

    Preston Glasgow Lowe Releases Debut Album

    Jazz fusion trio Preston Glasgow Lowe has released its self-titled debut album. The Glasgow portion of the band name comes from Scottish bassist Kevin Glasgow, known for his work on a six-string electric bass. The trio’s music melds complex riffs with intense rhythms. “We’ve been shaping this music together for some time, and have received... »

  • Bernhard Lackner Releases Three New Bass Instruction Books

    Bernhard Lackner Releases Three New Bass Instruction Books

    Austrian bassist/composer Bernhard Lackner just released a series of three bass play-along e-books. Lackner, is a player and educator who has worked with Mino Cinelu, Adam Holzman, Marco Minnemann, Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Adam Nitti, Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Derico Watson, Chester Thompson, Pete Lockett. The books cover basic tunes (“Start Grooving”), increase in difficulty... »

  • Megadeth Announces Tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok

    Megadeth Announces Tour with Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok

    Megadeth have announced a new 18-date tour for September and October, and the billing is insane. The iconic metal group will be joined by Amon Amarth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok. If you’re a metal bass fan, that means you get to see David Ellefson, Ted Lundström, Ra Diaz, Steve Unger, and Nick Schendzielos... »

  • Sam Jones Album Reissued

    Sam Jones Album Reissued

    Bassist/cellist Sam Jones’ late 1970s album, Changes & Things, has been reissued as part of the Elemental Music/The Orchard Xanadu Master Edition Series, which is composed of re-releases of work from the 1970s/80s jazz record label, Xanadu. Jones, who died in 1981, was best-known for his work with Cannonball Adderley, but also played with Dizzy... »

  • Tony Levin’s Trio Releases Second Album

    Tony Levin’s Trio Releases Second Album

    Levin Minnemann Rudess, featuring superstar bassist, cellist and Chapman Stick player Tony Levin, has released its second album, From the Law Offices Of. The band consists of the progressive rock supergroup of Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), drummer/guitarist Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani) and keyboardist Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater). The year-in-the-making album’s title comes... »

  • Multi-Instrumentalist Jacob Collier Releases Debut Album

    Multi-Instrumentalist Jacob Collier Releases Debut Album

    Twenty-one-year-old Londoner Jacob Collier is a true one-man band. He’s become known for the YouTube videos he’s produced from the music room in his home, in which he sings every part and plays every instrument on his songs, utilizing a mosaic of screens, which makes the title of his debut album, In My Room, quite... »

  • Wood Brothers Add Fall Leg to 2016 U.S. Tour

    Wood Brothers Add Fall Leg to 2016 U.S. Tour

    The Wood Brothers, anchored by bassist extraordinaire Chris Wood, have announced Fall tour dates to fill out their 2016 tour. The three-piece, Nashville-based band are continuing their trek in support of their latest album, Paradise. Starting in Birmingham, Alabama on October 6th, the newly revealed performances will focus on the Southeast and Midwest. November will... »

  • Snow Owl Releases “The Blue Road”

    Snow Owl Releases “The Blue Road”

    Bassist and composer, Juan García-Herreros, (a.k.a., Snow Owl), known for his work on his 6-stringed electric contrabass guitar, has released his latest album, The Blue Road. The overriding message of the album from the Latin Grammy nominee is one of unity, and features members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and a variety of New York... »