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  • Steve Swallow Releases “Singular Curves”

    Steve Swallow Releases “Singular Curves”

    Jazz bassist Steve Swallow has released his latest album, , in a trio with tenor sax player Ohad Talmor and drummer Adam Nussbaum. The record was recorded back in June 2012. Swallow (known for his work as a composer and band leader and with Carla Bley, Gary Burton and the John Scofield Trio) has three... »

  • Flecktones’ “Flight of the Cosmic Hippo” is Remastered and Reissued in Vinyl Edition

    Flecktones’ “Flight of the Cosmic Hippo” is Remastered and Reissued in Vinyl Edition

    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones’ second album, Flight of the Cosmic Hippo, has been . The 1991 instrumental album, which hit the top spot on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, features the always amazing Victor Wooten on bass in the band led by banjo virtuoso Fleck. The vinyl reissue also includes a free MP3 download... »

  • Stevie Wonder Announces More “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour Dates with Nate Watts

    Stevie Wonder Announces More “Songs in the Key of Life” Tour Dates with Nate Watts

    If you missed Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life tour last year, you’re in luck. The legendary R&B artist has announced another 11-date run this Spring that will span the U.S. Similar to last year’s trek, each night will include a performance of Wonder’s 1976 album in its entirety. “Truly, I wanted to... »

  • The Aristocrats Release Live CD/DVD Set from Culture Clash Tour

    The Aristocrats Release Live CD/DVD Set from Culture Clash Tour

    The Aristocrats one-upped itself with the release of its latest album package, The album, which documents world tour performances supporting the progressive rock band’s 2013 album Culture Clash, showcases not just one date, but performances from six different stops in five countries on three continents. The trio includes bassist Bryan Beller, guitarist Guthrie Govan on... »

  • Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

    Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

    The annual Bass Bash will be returning this year, and it’s going to be a doozy. Scheduled in the evenings after the NAMM Show, the Bass Bash is held at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim, California on January 22nd and 23rd from 7pm to midnight. This year’s performers include some of the world’s finest bassists. The... »

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  • Norway’s Terje Gewelt Releases “Steppingstone”

    Norway’s Terje Gewelt Releases “Steppingstone”

    Norwegian jazz bassist Terje Gewelt has released his latest album, Steppingstone. Gewelt, who took private lessons with the late bass legend Jaco Pastorius and is known for his upright acoustic and electric playing, is the leader of a trio on Steppingstone, his eighth album as a bandleader on his own label, Resonant Music. The album,... »

  • Bobby Vega Joins Steve Kimock for Jerry Garcia Tribute Tour

    Bobby Vega Joins Steve Kimock for Jerry Garcia Tribute Tour

    Bass whiz Bobby Vega will be touring the Northeast with guitarist Steve Kimock as part of a tribute to Jerry Garcia in March. The tour kicks off on March 10th at New York City’s Highline Ballroom before heading down to Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, D.C. to snake up and down the East Coast. The trek... »

  • David Hungate Returns to Toto for its First Studio Album Since 2006

    David Hungate Returns to Toto for its First Studio Album Since 2006

    Toto’s first studio album in around a decade also marks the return on record of founding bassist David Hungate. Toto XIV, slated for a March 24 North American release, is band’s first record of new music since 2006’s Falling In Between. Hungate is the guy so many people have learned from and copied over the... »

  • Bass Book Series is a ‘Goldmine’ of Tutorials for All Players

    Bass Book Series is a ‘Goldmine’ of Tutorials for All Players

    A new series of bass tutorial books from Hal Leonard aims to provide players of all styles with 100 essential lessons. The books in the Bass Lesson Goldmine Series — , , , and — offer detailed information in print and via streaming/downloadable audio. Audio CDs of performance demos are also available with the books.... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Releases “Motion Picture”

    Janek Gwizdala Releases “Motion Picture”

    Janek Gwizdala has released his sixth album as a leader, entitled . The instrumental album features a core trio of Gwizdala, guitarist Nir Felder, and drummer Gary Husband with guest keyboardist Jeff Babko appearing on four songs. Each of the members contribute incredible performances to create an engrossing sonic atmosphere that swings from introspective meditations... »