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  • Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp Returns March 18-20

    Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp Returns March 18-20

    Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp is back in Philadelphia again this year from March 18th through the 20th. Led by Veasley, the camp three-day camp includes workshops, lessons, masterclasses, and performances by world class bass players to teach bassists of all levels. This year’s workshop instructors include Gail Ann Dorsey, Andrew Gouché, Tony Grey, Adam... »

  • Sabaton Releases Live Package

    Sabaton Releases Live Package

    Swedish power metal band Sabaton has released Heroes on Tour, featuring a 2015 performance in Wacken, Germany. The band, featuring bassist and founding member, Pär Sundström, recorded the show on its Heroes tour, which the group mounted in support of the 2014 album of the same name. While a CD of the tour performance is... »

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  • Fernando Huergo Releases Seventh Album

    Fernando Huergo Releases Seventh Album

    Electric bassist Fernando Huergo has released Hashtag, which combines his original work with his take on standards by Mongo Santamaria, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, and Billy Strayhorn. Born in Argentina, Huergo has long lived in Massachusetts and is an associate professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He recorded Hashtag, his seventh album,... »

  • Byron Santo Explores Scale Formulas in Free Book

    Byron Santo Explores Scale Formulas in Free Book

    Bassist and bass teacher Byron Santo is offering his latest instructional bass book, #IV, free of charge. The 2,051-page book is his exploration of scale formulas, and is intended to be used for educational purposes, inspiration and composing, fret board knowledge and technique exercises. The book’s neck charts are for four-to-seven string basses. Santo, who... »

  • Violent Femmes Back With First Full-Length Album in a Decade and a Half

    Violent Femmes Back With First Full-Length Album in a Decade and a Half

    Violent Femmes have released their first full-length studio album in 16 years. We Can Do Anything, features the alternative band’s founding bassist Brian Ritchie. Best known for classic 1980s songs like “Blister in the Sun” and “Kiss Off,” the group’s previous album, Freak Magnet, was released in 2000. The album, the band’s ninth, was recorded... »

  • Michael League Works with Bandmates on Bill Laurance Album

    Michael League Works with Bandmates on Bill Laurance Album

    Snarky Puppy keyboardist Bill Laurance has released his third solo album, Aftersun. Laurance’s bandmate in the fusion group Snarky Puppy, bassist Michael League, plays on the album which he also co-arranged and co-produced with Laurance and Snarky Puppy drummer Robert “Sput” Searight. Aftersun was recorded in New Orleans in August and September 2015. Aftersun is... »

  • Kiyoshi Kitagawa on Kenny Barron Trio Release

    Kiyoshi Kitagawa on Kenny Barron Trio Release

    The Kenny Barron Trio’s Book of Intuition was recorded in just two days in June 2015. The jazz trio features pianist Barron, drummer Johnathan Blake, and bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa. Both Blake and Kitagawa are longtime Barron bandmates. Blake has worked with the pianist for a decade, and Kitagawa, who is also known for his solo... »

  • Voivod Releases EP with Bassist “Rocky”

    Voivod Releases EP with Bassist “Rocky”

    Canadian progressive metal band Voivod has released a five-track EP, Post Society. The recording is the band’s first with bassist Dominic “Rocky” Laroche, who stepped in after bassist Jean-Yves “Blacky” Thériault stepped away from his second stint with the band in 2014. The EP features two previously vinyl-only songs from the Voivod’s split 7″ EP’s... »

  • Esperanza Spalding Releases Fifth Album

    Esperanza Spalding Releases Fifth Album

    Bassist and Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding’s newest album, Emily’s D+Evolution has arrived. The album’s title refers to Spalding’s middle name, Emily. “. . . I’m using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand. My... »

  • Ninth Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Announced

    Ninth Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Announced

    The Rocky Mountains will be shaking once again at the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam on May 15th, 2016. This year the Slam, held in Denver, will be headlined by bass legend Chuck Rainey and funkmeister Doug Johns along with local performers. “The Bass Slam will showcase the Colorado Bass Talent via several different... »