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APB on Anthrax bassist’s missing bass

Frank Bello‘s custom-made, one of a kind “Angry Man” signature bass never made it with the band’s other gear when it arrived in Kawasaki, Japan. Bello is appealing for the return of the bass. Anthrax stage crew member Willie Gee told Blabbermouth.net, “At some point during prep for the shows in Japan and South Korea, one of Frank’s basses, a...

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New Dave Holland: Pass It On

Bassist, composer and band leader Dave Holland is releasing his latest CD, Pass It On on September 23. The release features Holland’s sextet, who formed in 2006, consisting of Robin Eubanks (trombone), Antonio Hart (alto saxophone), Alex “Sasha” Sipiagin (trumpet), Mulgrew Miller (piano) and Eric Harland (drums). The CD features several new arrangements of past Holland originals over the past...

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Basslines for August 7, 2008

Jack Bruce is performing at Hippiefest this weekend, in Clearwater, FL. Return to Forever and bassist Stanley Clarke continue to get rave reviews, as their tour winds down. Dave Holland is helping families in New Haven, CT, performing a benefit concert on September 21. The Levine Report has a nice feature on Gerald Veasley, who is enjoying one of his...

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Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten bring the Thunder

Another multi-bass album is coming. This time from Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller & Victor Wooten, joining together as S.M.V. The new album, Thunder, is out on August 12th. Sample tracks here: Amazon.com Widgets

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Returning to Forever

Return To Forever, featuring Stanley Clarke on bass, Chick Corea on piano, Al Di Meola on guitar and Lenny White on drums, has just announced dates for their upcoming tour. Every RTF fan I know is going nuts with the news (including me). The tour is is scheduled through August 2008… here are the dates through June: May 29, 2008...

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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 the concert schedule: March 13...

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Brian Bromberg nominated for Grammy

Brian Bromberg‘s Downright Upright has been nominated for a Grammy. The album is a collection of funky, upbeat covers and originals recorded with jazz greats including Rick Braun, Boney James, Jeff Lorber and Lee Ritenour. You can sample tracks from Downright on Bromberg’s web site.

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Marcus Miller on The Many Moods of Miles Davis

Marcus Miller is featured on The Many Moods of Miles Davis, Part II: The Later Years, currently running on NPR and available online. Miller and Wallace Roney “funk-out to Miles’ fusion” in a segment, while Nicholas Payton and Sophie Fraught cover Davis’ second great quintet on Wayne Shorter’s “Agitation”. Check the Jazz at Lincoln Center site for the schedule. Part...

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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 Sat. Dec. 1: Jefferson Freedom...

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Christian McBride’s second tour of duty

Christian McBride, along with drummer Antonio Sanchez, is on tour with Pat Metheny’s Trio. McBride first played with Metheny in the early 90’s, but admits it didn’t go as well as this time around. The Trio, together since 2003, is set to release their first album, “Day Trip”, in January, 2008.