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  • Stanley Clarke Tour Update (with Corea, Clarke, White)

    Stanley Clarke is continuing with the Corea, Clarke and White reunion tour through December. If you have not gotten the chance to see them live yet they are well worth checking out. From first hand experience the show is unbelievable. The upcoming dates for November and December include: 11/02/2009 Wiener Konzerthaus-Vienna AUSTRIA 11/03/2009 Fabrik –... »

  • Marcus Miller tour update: Tutu Revisited – The Music of Miles Davis

    Bassist extraordinaire Marcus Miller is about to kick off a tour of Japan and Europe. The tour is “Tutu Revisited – The Music of Miles Davis” which is dedicated to the legendary trumpeter. The concert programs are based around the Miles Davis album Tutu, co-produced by Miller. The band lineup includes Miller on bass and... »

  • Victor Wooten recommends Quintin Berry

    If any great player could endorse you who would you choose? There is not a much higher recommendation than one coming from Victor Wooten himself, who posted on his web site: “You MUST check out Quintin Berry and the Uglistick!”. Actually, we already have, but in case you haven’t here’s a little more information on... »

  • Les Claypool: Australian & European tour dates announced

    Bassist Les Claypool has just updated his tour information through the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010. In December, Claypool will be touring Australia, with six stops in six days: 12/01 Tivoli Theatre in Brisbane 12/02 Enmore Theatre in Sydney 12/04 Forum Theatre in Melbourne 12/05 Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide 12/06 Capitol in... »

  • Flecktones announce end-of-the-year tour

    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, featuring bassist Victor Wooten, are kicking off their end-of-the-year tour. Part of the tour will feature original Flecktone member, Howard Levy, through Europe and five dates in the US. Following that, the band will go on the road for their Holiday Tour with Jeff Coffin, with several dates including Alash.... »

  • Upcoming Dave Holland performances

    Jazz bassist Dave Holland is currently performing with his Overtone Quartet featuring saxophonist Chris Potter, pianist Jason Moran and drummer Eric Harland. Throughout Holland’s four-and-a-half decade career he’s also played with Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Jack DeJonhette. Holland says he came to the bass by circumstance, “I was... »

  • Tony Levin: “Sleepless” video and tour update

    We received this great video of bassist Tony Levin performing with King Crimson in Japan. Check out that thumb! The performers included Levin on bass and vocals, Adrian Belew on guitar and vocals, Robert Fripp on guitar and Bill Bruford on drums. Levin has a few different projects cooking this fall, he just finished a... »

  • Christian McBride tour update

    Bassist Christian McBride is on the road for the next two months. Here’s the latest: October 3: Christian McBride & Inside Straight Kayenn Jazz Festival in Cayenne, French Guiana October 4: Christian McBride & Inside Straight Jefferson Center/Shaftman Performance Hall in Roanoke, VA October 9: KPFK-FM Peace Awards with Christian McBride, Ziggy Marley and many,... »

  • Flea Joining Thom Yorke for Live Performances

    Flea Joining Thom Yorke for Live Performances

    Flea will be teaming up with Thom Yorke on October 4th and 5th at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. “In the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting a band together for fun to play the Eraser stuff live and the new songs etc… to see if it could work!” Yorke said, via Radiohead’s... »

  • The Xcerts’ Jordan Smith fractures his wrist as tour begins

    A fractured wrist is a nightmare scenario for any bassist. But when it happens right as a tour kicks off with your musical heroes, it is even worse. Bassist Jordan Smith »