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  • 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”,... »

  • Revival of the Dead

    Get out your tie-dyes. According to bassist Phil Lesh, the Dead is coming back in 2009 for a 19-city tour. The band split in 2004, but got back together to do two benefits for President Elect Barack Obama in 2008. Lesh is approaching the tour with a sense of curious expectation. “When you walk out... »

  • 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.... »

  • The Buzz for 1/1/09

    Happy new year! Brazillian cornetist Rob Mazurek has pulled together a sweet quintet, with Matthew Lux (Isotope 217, Iron and Wine) on bass, and John Abrams (Town and Country, Black Earth Ensemble) on acoustic bass. Their debut album, Sound Is, features 14 new Mazurek compositions, and is due out in 2009 on Delmark. Bassist Ben... »

  • John Patitucci master class announced

    Aguilar Amplification’s master class series continues on January 10, 2009, with John Patitucci. The event is free to the public at Aguilar’s showroom in New York City and will include a tour of the Aguilar factory. Space is limited. RSVP to info@aguilaramp.com by January 9th, 2009. Event details: John Patitucci Clinic and Aguilar Factory Tour... »

  • Michael Manring 2009 Tour Updates

    Michael Manring is kicking off 2009 with a busy schedule. On January 10th, Manring is leading a clinic at Bass Club Chicago. The show is open to everyone, but seating limited to 40 attendees. Call (312) 666-3521 to purchase advance tickets. More shows Fri. Jan. 9 at 8pm Accompanying up singer-songwriters John Gorka and Susan... »

  • Flea joins The Faces reunion tour

    It looks like the Faces reunion is really going to happen, with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea holding down the low end. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Ronnie Wood said “We had a few fantastic rehearsals last week and we’re ready to go. It’s like no time has passed by. There’s a lot... »

  • 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... »

  • The Buzz for 12/24/08

    Researchers have determined that music is healing, literally. In a Maryland study, just a half-hour a day of music lowered cholesterol levels. Unlike studies on music’s effect on endurance and mental focus, this study found that it doesn’t matter what kind of music it is, as long as you enjoy it. Nearly a decade of... »