the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • Nathan East / Fourplay: “Live in Capetown” DVD Released

    Fourplay, a jazz supergroup formed by Nathan East on bass, Bob James on keyboards, Larry Carlton on guitar, and Harvey Mason on drums have released a new DVD, Live in Capetown. The DVD showcases a live performance in Cape Town during the band’s 2005 tour. Songs include: Galaxia, Chant, Blues Force, 101 Eastbound, Journey, Tally... »

  • Loaded t-shirt design contest

    What’s a new album without t-shirts? Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver) is promoting his latest project, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, and their upcoming album release with a t-shirt design contest. As recently announced via the band’s Myspace page, submissions can be sent to loadedrocker@yahoo.com and they’ll choose a winner “as soon as [they] find... »

  • Christian McBride joins Mike Clark on “Blueprints of Jazz”

    Drummer Mike Clark has released a new album in Talking House Records’s “Blueprints of Jazz” series. For “Vol. 1“, Clark enlisted Christian McBride for the standup bass role. Patrice Rushen joins on piano, Jed Levy on tenor sax, and Donald Harrison on alto sax. Track Listing: 1. In The House 2. Like That 3. 10th... »

  • Get the latest bass news!

    Subscribe to the No Treble Update

  • The Freakish Approach: Claypool on His New Album, Upcoming Tour

    In a recent interview with The Daily Aztec, Primus bassist Les Claypool shares what we can expect to hear from him soon. His latest album, Of Fungi and Foe will be released March 17. Claypool described this venture as “kind of dark and creepy” and “a little more moody than some of the stuff I’ve... »

  • David Pastorius & Local 518 set to release “Sense of Urgency”

    Local 518 has just completed recording their second album, “Sense of Urgency”, recorded at Studio 101 in Melbourne, Florida. The album will be released on P-Vine Records in Japan. Local 518 includes David Pastorius on bass, Al Brodeur on guitar, Bjarne Jannik Kjaer on drums, Anthony Darmana on percussion and Dave Hoag on keys. Pastorius... »

  • Sonic Youth share details about “The Eternal”

    The much-anticipated 16th album from Sonic Youth is on its way. Among the new details are a release date, June 9, 2009, and cover art. Recorded last year at SY’s Echo Canyon West studio, the record features former Pavement/Dustdevils bassist Mark Ibold as the band’s newest studio member, replacing Jim O’Rouke. Ibold has been touring... »

  • Wayne Shorter concert DVD features 3 legendary bassists

    Wayne Shorter’s performance at the 1996 Montreux Jazz Festival is now available on DVD. Bassist and formerly Shorter’s Weather Report band mate Alphonso Johnson, Stanley Clarke and Ron Carter all make appearances on the DVD, which includes bonus footage from both the 1991 and 1992 Montreux performances. The complete line-up for the 1996 show: Wayne... »

  • New David Sanborn DVD release features Marcus Miller

    David Sanborn’s newest DVD, Live at Montreux 1984 showcases his headlining performance (with bassist Tom Barney) at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The DVD consists of nine main tracks, but wouldn’t be complete without highlights from the 1981 show Sanborn played with bass-great Marcus Miller. Miller shows up on the three bonus tracks Love Is Not... »

  • Jazz Life: the Very Best of Chris Minh Doky

    File this one under an album we missed when it released, but wish we didn’t. Chris Minh Doky released a double album “A Jazz Life” in November 2008. As Chris describes the release, “This is my compilation album, which actually is a double album. One CD contains my favorite vocal tracks (and a brand new... »

  • Billy Sheehan releasing third solo album

    Billy Sheehan is releasing “Holy Cow!”, his third solo album in March in the U.S. The album is already available in Japan. The album was recorded in Sheehan’s home studio and features guest performances by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Doug Pinnick of King’s X, Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big & Racer X, and Tony... »