the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Peter Erskine Trio Box Set of 1990s Work Released

    Peter Erskine Trio Box Set of 1990s Work Released

    The four albums released by the Peter Erskine Trio between 1992 and 1997 are now available as a box set, As It Was, through ECM’s Old and New Masters Series. The trio featured drummer/leader Erskine, Swedish double bassist Palle Danielsson (known for his 1970s-era work with Kieth Jarrett) and British pianist John Taylor, who was... »

  • John Patitucci Joins Chick Corea for Elektric Band Tour

    John Patitucci Joins Chick Corea for Elektric Band Tour

    The classic lineup of Chick Corea’s Elektric Band will be hitting the road once again this fall. Anchored by bass heavyweight John Patitucci, the band will also include guitarist Frank Gambale, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, and drummer Dave Weckl. “The group sort of reformed itself with everyone’s desire to play together,” Corea explains. “I thought it... »

  • Periphery Follows Up Double Album

    Periphery Follows Up Double Album

    Progressive metal band Periphery didn’t rest after releasing a double album in 2015. Instead, the band crafted another album – Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The band features Adam “Nolly” Getgood on bass, who is also instrumental in the album’s production and engineering. However, while Nolly is still a studio member of the band, he has... »

  • Anthony Jackson Forced to Sit Out Hiromi Trio Performances

    Anthony Jackson Forced to Sit Out Hiromi Trio Performances

    Several dates of Hiromi Uehara’s trio concerts have been rearranged after the pianist announced that bass legend Anthony Jackson has suffered a medical emergency. Details are slim, but Hiromi posted the news to her Facebook page: “We regret to inform the public that Anthony Jackson is experiencing an unanticipated medical situation,” a statement read. “As... »

  • The Black Art Jazz Collective Releases “Presented By the Side Door Jazz Club”

    The Black Art Jazz Collective Releases “Presented By the Side Door Jazz Club”

    The Black Art Jazz Collective, featuring Vicente Archer (Terence Blanchard, Kenny Garrett, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Glasper) on bass, has released Presented By The Side Door Jazz Club. The album refers to the Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme, Connecticut, which gave the group, which celebrates black culture in a positive way, a two-night gig... »

  • Nik West Releases 6-Song EP

    Nik West Releases 6-Song EP

    Bassist Nik West (Prince, Dave Stewart) has released a new EP, Say Somethin. The EP features another female rock powerhouse alongside West — Australian singer/songwriter and guitarist Orianthi – on the tune “My Relationship.” The version of the record available via SoundCloud kicks off with West’s cover of AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” and the rest... »

  • “Decade of Dio” Set Released

    “Decade of Dio” Set Released

    The six albums metal’s Dio released from 1983 through 1993 have been compiled as the box set, A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993. During that decade, the band, fronted by former Black Sabbath/Rainbow singer, the late Ronnie James Dio, featured several bassists: founding bassist Jimmy Bain (Rainbow), who died in January of this year, as well... »

  • 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... »