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  • Adam Nitti: Liminal [new release]

    Bassist, producer and music educator Adam Nitti has just released his fourth album, Liminal, a collection of jazz, funk, R&B, rock and blues tunes written, arranged and produced by Nitti. Nitti’s supporting cast includes Marco Sfogli and Tom Quayle on guitar, Alex Argento on keys, and Marco Minnemann on drums. Other musicians making appearances include... »

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  • Stevie Wonder live with Reggie McBride: 1974 sound board

    Stevie Wonder’s live board recording from a 1974 performance in London has found its way online, featuring the smoking bass lines of Reggie McBride. We’ll let the music do the talking: check out Aquarium Drunkard’s post. Big tip of the hat to Brian Fox at Bass Player. »

  • SMV to tour again

    We’ve been hearing rumors about a new tour by Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten, collectively known as S.M.V. Looks like it is the real deal, as the 17th Annual Capital Jazz Festival in Columbia, MD has announced the group will be performing during the upcoming 3 day festival, June 5-7. Here’s a great... »

  • Victor Little: Inner Portrait [new release]

    For over twenty years, Victor Little has been a go-to session and touring bassist Patti Austin, Billy Preston, Angela Bofill, Charlie Musselwhite, Mickey Hart, and Booker T. Jones. Now Little is about to release his first ever solo CD, Inner Portrait. The CD features an impressive supporting cast, including drummers Dennis Chambers and Thomas Pridgen,... »

  • NorCal Bass Day to feature Michael Manring

    Bassist Wade Craver is starting a new bass event in northern California, and he’s starting it off with a bang. The first annual Bass Day is taking place at Music Max in Palo Cedro, California and will feature bassists Stew McKinsey, Andres Cervantes, Craver, and a special performance by Michael Manring. The event runs from... »

  • Berklee announces new online bass courses

    Berklee School of Music is offering three online bass courses for their Spring term. Jazz Bass, taught by Jim Stinnett, is a 12-week course focusing on constructing and improvising jazz bass lines, studying standard chord progressions, and studying the work of jazz bass legends including Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Ron Carter and Christian McBride. Anthony... »

  • Metallica’s HOF bass drama continues

    Let’s see if we can keep this straight… First, Robert Trujillo was playing with the Metallica for the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (we think). Later, it was Jason Newsted. In fact, Newsted shared in an interview that he was playing and Trujillo was sitting. Not so, according to a... »

  • Performing This Week: Jeff Beck DVD with Tal Wilkenfeld [new release]

    Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott’s, a DVD performance filmed during a series of 2007 performances at Ronnie Scott’s club in London. The band includes Tal Wilkenfeld on bass, with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, and Jason Rebello on keyboards, and guest appearances by Joss Stone, Imogen Heap and Eric Clapton. Interviews with each of... »

  • Billy Sheehan joins Rotosound for Musikmesse

    Rotosound has just announced Billy Sheehan is making a guest appearance at their booth next month at the musical instrument trade fair, Musikmesse, in Frankfurt, Germany. Billy will meet fans and sign posters for three days, from April 2nd through the 4th. Billy is also promoting his new album, Holy Cow, releasing on April 14th. »

  • Mike Stern’s New Morning: The Paris Concert [new release]

    A new DVD featuring the Mike Stern Band’s May 2008 performance at the New Morning club in Paris, France was released this week. Bassist Tom Kennedy performs along with Stern, drummer Dave Weckl, and tenor saxophonist Bob Franceschini. New Morning: The Paris Concert is filmed in high definition, contains 112 minutes of footage including the... »