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  • Michael Manring 2008 concert schedule

    Michael had to cancel a recent show due to a bout with pneumonia. We wish him a speedy recovery! Michael is doing a live online masterclass, in conjunction with Bass Player Magazine, on Wednesday March 12 us at 9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific. See Bass Player Magazines’s site for more details. Here’s the rest of... »

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  • Michael Manring Tour Update (Nov/Dec 2007)

    Michael Manring has just announced his newest tour schedule. with the Demania Trio: Tue. Nov. 6: Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA Thu. Nov 8: Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA Fri. Nov. 9: McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA with singer-songwriter John Gorka: Thu. Nov. 29: Cactus Cafe/U of Texas, Austin, TX Fri. Nov. 30: Paramount Theatre, Abilene, TX... »

  • Upcoming Shows…

    Jazz bassist Reuben Rogers and his group will perform at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8pm. Bassist Scott Colley replaces Marc Johnson in John Abercrombie’s Third Quartet shows, November 5th and 6th at The Dakota, in Minneapolis. John Patitucci is on the road, with a variety of bands and... »

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  • 20th Anniversary Tribute to Jaco Pastorius announced

    Jaco Pastorius, Inc. & the Broward Center have announced the 20th Anniversary Tribute to Jaco Pastorius. The event will feature live performances by the Jaco Pastorius Big Band with special guest appearances by Peter Erskine, Randy Brecker, Bobby Mintzer, David Bargeron, Jimmy Haslip, Gerald Veasley, Felix Pastorius, Mary Pastorius, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Thomas, Jr., and... »

  • Basslines for October 16

    Paul McCartney thinks the bass player is “usually the fat guy who stands at the back“. Somehow, he’s happy with it too. Eat up. Rufus Reid has penned an interesting piece on “being a jazz bassist (and more). Stanley Clarke‘s The Toys of Men released today. SixNationState’s bassist, John Maskell, might want to reconsider his... »

  • Stanley Clarke’s “The Toys of Men”

    Stanley Clarke’s latest album, The Toys of Men, is being released October 16, 2007. Sample the release and pre-order it at Heads Up’s web site. Full release: For centuries, the artist has served as the great counterbalance to the warrior. When statesmen in opposing camps rattle their swords and draw lines in the sand, it’s... »

  • Gary Willis – Actual Fiction

    Don’t know how we missed this one… maybe you did too. Gary Willis released his latest solo album in August, featuring Kirk Covington & David Gómez on drums and Gary on “everything else”. Gary has been one of our favorites since early Tribal Tech with Scott Henderson. More (incredibly detailed) info here, as well as... »

  • Undiscovered Mingus

    A previously unknown 1964 recording of the Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy was recently discovered by Mingus’ widow and released by Blue Note. This is a double CD live recording, featuring a near identical lineup to the group who recorded “Great Concert of Charles Mingus” about a month later. »

  • Basslines for July 3rd

    Must be the year for bass players to go on tour with their famous fathers. The latest buzz is about a Van Halen tour happening in September, with 16-year-old Wolfgang Van Halen “laying down the law”. An all-new, all-bass internet radio show has just hit the virtual airwaves. Bass Talk with Abe & Lane, a... »