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  • Ben Harper: New release, new bass player (and band)

    When we first heard Ben Harper was recording an album without Juan Nelson and the rest of the Innocent Criminals, we were pretty bummed out. But then we heard his new group, Relentless7 and bassist Jesse Ingalls, and decided we could wait a bit for the next I.C. album to come out. White Lies For... »

  • Best of Marcus Miller tab book released

    Hal Leonard has released Best of Marcus Miller, an instructional book containing 23 transcriptions of Miller’s work. Transcriptions include: Big Time Blast Boomerang Bruce Lee Could It Be You Ethiopia Forevermore Funny La Villette Lonnie’s Lament Maputo Mountain Dance Nikki’s Groove Panther Power Rampage Rio Funk Run For Cover Scoop Strum 3 Deuces Tutu What... »

  • Five Peace Band Live

    Chick Corea and John McLaughlin, who first played together with Miles Davis in the 60s and later went on to form their own groups in the 70s, came together in 2008 to form Five Peace Band. The band, along with the help of bassist Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett on sax, and Vinnie Colaiuta and Brian... »

  • Allman Brothers joined by Stanley Clarke for “Beacon Box”

    The Allman Brothers celebrated their 40th anniversary in March by performing 15 sold out shows at the Beacon Theater in New York City. As part of the celebration, the band invited several musicians to join them, including bassists Stanley Clarke and Phil Lesh. All 15 performances were recorded and will soon be released as “Beacon... »

  • A Hard Day’s Night: New Release by Ralf Gauck

    Bassist Ralf Gauck is releasing his latest CD today, covering a number of Beatles songs arranged for solo bass guitar. The release will be sold through CD Baby. Ralf, voted “Best German Bass Player” at the German Rock and Pop Awards in 2007 and 2008, will be performing at the Abbey Road on the River... »

  • John Paul Jones produces Sara Watkins’ debut album

    John Paul Jones, former bassist for Led Zeppelin has teamed up with Nickel Creek fiddler Sara Watkins to produce her debut solo album. Jones performed with Watkins and the other members of Nickel Creek briefly when they played for Mutual Admiration Society. When Jones saw Nickel Creek perform in Cambridge, England, he was astounded by... »

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  • Kenobass Project [new release]

    Bassist Bruno Rivoire, aka Kenobass, has just announced a new album, Kenobass Project. The release contains seven rock/metal/progressive compositions by Bruno, and includes Bruno on bass, Ayman Mokdad on guitars, Samuel Scheubel on keyboards, Fred Lenfant and Sylviane Rivoire on vocals, and Fabien Lacroix on vocals and guitar. In 2007, Bruno collaborated on Ayman’s debut... »

  • Chris Tarry: Live at the Birdseye-Switzerland [new release]

    Bassist Chris Tarry has released his latest album, Live at the Birdseye-Switzerland, recorded in Basel, Switzerland during Chris’s European tour in 2008. Joining Chris on this release is Dan Weiss on drums, Kelly Jefferson on saxophone, Pete McCann on guitar and Henry Hay on piano. The album is available as a download only, from Chris’s... »

  • Alfred releases “Total Blues Bassist”

    Alfred Music Publishing has just released their latest in their Total Bassist series, this time covering the blues. The Total Blues Bassist: A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Bass Playing (Book & CD) covers beginning to advanced techniques for blues bass playing, covering Delta, Chicago and Texas blues styles, rockabilly, funk and jazz. The... »

  • Return to Forever: Live at Montreux 2008 DVD [new release]

    In the wake of their incredible successful live CD set, Return to Forever will release a DVD of their live set at Montreux, 2008, on May 12th. This is a very special film, which caught one of the first nights that bassist Stanley Clarke, keyboardist Chick Corea, guitarist Al Di Meola, and drummer Lenny White... »