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Player Watch: Reed Mathis

All About Jazz has posted a feature piece on bassist Reed Mathis. Mathis is the bassist for Tea Leaf Green, who recently wrapped up the Got No Friends Tour. He’s someone bassists should keep an eye for his unique playing style. You can check out some of Mathis’s music with the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and get a free download...

An Interview with Julie Slick
Interviews

An Interview with Julie Slick

Days before hitting the road on tour with the Adrian Belew Trio, bassist Julie Slick was able to take the time to give us some insight into how she handles playing with a powerhouse like Belew. A graduate from the Paul Green School of Rock (yes, it existed before the movie), Julie is pretty busy these days with performing and...

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Jackie Clark: Shifty Soundtrack Remix

Our MySpace friend and bassist Jackie Clark is showing his bass and mixing skills once again, in Indaba Music’s latest remix contest for The “Shifty” Soundtrack. As Jackie explains: “What you’re hearing is my attempt to play all the parts with Logic 8 (piano, acoustic guitar and percussion) along with my favorite orchestra sample software (Vienna Symphonic Library) and my...

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Jaco Pastorius Commemorative Stamp petition

Jaco Pastorius, the “World’s Greatest Bass Player,” is being honored by another grass-roots effort to continue the preservation of his memory, influence and music, in the form of a Jaco Pastorius commemorative stamp. The online petition can be found here for showing your support and approval. Be sure to check out the grass-roots Oakland Park MySpace page. Other great jazz...

Concerts & Tours, Player News

Michael Manring tour and updates

Michael Manring is set to door a few shows with acoustic guitarist Tony Kaltenberg in Oregon and Washington from May 29th through the 31st (details below). In June, Michael is making a return trip to the east coast to do a show with the Feinsmith Quartet, the chamber ensemble with cellist Jennifer Culp, guitarist Gyan Riley, pianist Christopher Taylor and...

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Remembering Wayman Tisdale: A Man of Many Talents
In Memoriam

Remembering Wayman Tisdale: A Man of Many Talents

Wayman Tisdale passed away at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 15th, 2009, after a two-year battle with bone cancer. He was 44.

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Sneak preview: Freekbass and Tobotius

Bassist Freekbass and DJ/producer Tobotius have teamed up to do a “micro-project”, set to launch this fall. The duo is planning to be slim and mobile, suitable for smaller clubs, festival side stages and late night slots, and support for national acts. Freekbass brings his funky style and national history of playing festivals, clubs and colleges from coast to coast....

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Justin Meldal-Johnsen joins Aguilar Amp’s artist roster

Aguilar Amplification has just announced Nine Inch Nails bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen has joined them as an endorsee. Justin’s rig consists of Aguilar’s DB 750 and AG 500 amplifiers with DB 412 and DB 810 cabinets, the AGRO distortion preamp and the Tone Hammer preamp/D.I. Justin shares, “I did a shootout during spring Nine Inch Nails rehearsals with plenty of other...

In Memoriam

RIP Wayman Tisdale

We’re sad to report that former NBA player and bassist Wayman Tisdale has passed away, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44. Tisdale was in the NBA for twelve seasons, followed by a successful career as a jazz musician, releasing eight albums between 1995 and 2008. SWR Amps ran a nice piece about Wayne today on their web...

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Pearl Jam bassist mugged in Atlanta

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and a band employee were attacked by three armed people in the parking lot of Southern Tracks Recording Studio on April 27th in Atlanta. The police reports shows the attackers smashed car windows, stole $3,000 in cash, a Blackberry and two computers. Ament tried to escape, but was caught, knocked to the ground and suffered...

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Chi Cheng released from ICU

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a automobile accident last November, and has been in a coma since. This week, a rumor was posted on the web stating Deftones bassist Chi Cheng had come out of his months-long coma. Chi’s sister, Gina Blackmore, who has been maintaining a family-run blog, posted to say that the rumor wasn’t completely accurate:...

In Memoriam

RIP Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist, Ean Evans

Ean Evans, bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, passed away earlier this week after a long battle with cancer. He was 48. The announcement was made on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s web site, and read: “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of longtime Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Ean Evans. Ean put up a valiant battle with an aggressive form of cancer...