the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu
  • 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... »

  • Bryan Beller record release gig announced

    Bryan Beller is celebrating his Thanks In Advance release with a gig at The Baked Potato on January 22nd. In his email announcement, Bryan said “This kind of gig doesn’t happen very often… last one was four years ago. So, you know, don’t miss it! Rehearsals are rocking. It will be epic. Hope to see... »

  • Weather Report’s Tale Spinnin’ re-release

    Indie label Iconoclassic Records is reissuing Weather Report’s fifth studio album, Tale Spinnin’. Released in 1975, the album features amazing bass work by Alphonso Johnson, who was later replaced by Jaco Pastorius after Johnson left to form a band with Billy Cobham and George Duke. The album received the Jazz Album of the Year award,... »

  • New Release: CAB’s “Theatre de Marionettes”

    The first CAB album in five years has been released. Theatre de Marionettes features Bunny Brunel, Tony MacAlpine, Virgil Donati, Patrice Rushen, Brian Auger and special guest appearances by Chick Corea and Michel Polnareff. Tracks: 1. The Prankster 2. Katputli 3. The Sultan of Brunel 4. Purple Mars 5. The Ventriloquist 6. Just Do It... »

  • New DVD Releases from Michael Manring

    A new DVD featuring Michael Manring with guitarists Don Ross and Andy McKee has been released, featuring solo performances from each musician as well as collaborations. Don Ross, Michael Manring, Andy McKee – Live in Toronto features solo performances by each musician, as well as a few collaborations. Here’s a sneak peek of Manring’s “Selene”,... »

  • Michael Henderson Nominated for Grammy

    Producer-archivist Bob Beldon is known for his Grammy-winning reissues of Miles Davis’ work, and, along with Indian keyboardist and co-arranger Louiz Banks, has created another remix, putting a global spin on some classics. The most recent two-disc set, Miles… From India, features Michael Henderson in a bass performance that has gained him a Grammy nomination.... »

  • Get the latest bass news!

    Subscribe to the No Treble Update

  • B.C. Rich offers 2009 sneak preview

    As B.C. Rich Guitars celebrates their 40th anniversary, they’ll be hosting a private online preview of their new 2009 models. The preview will be available to registered members of the B.C. Rich web site, before the 2009 NAMM Show. To gain access, sign up at www.bcrich.com by January 10th at midnight (eastern standard time). The... »

  • Alfred Releases 3 New Instructional DVDs for Bass Players

    Alfred Publishing has released three new instructional DVD and book sets, featuring instruction by Todd Johnson and Steve Bailey. Todd Johnson breaks down the art of walking bass lines, beat theory, ear training, major and minor triads, and chromatic approaches in Walking Bass Line Module System, Volume 1: Triad Modules. Standard notation and TAB are... »

  • Bryan Beller: Thanks in Advance

    Bryan Beller: Thanks in Advance

    Bryan Beller‘s new release, Thanks in Advance is the bassist’s second solo album, five years after his acclaimed debut View. The 60-minute CD features features an impressive group of supporting musicians performing a wide range of jazz/rock tunes. Beller’s career is pretty remarkable, including performing as a sideman with Mike Keneally and Steve Vai, as... »