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  • Bass Events Calendar for May, 2009

    Here’s one big event round up for all you bassists out there… NorCal Bassix Bass Day in Palo Cedro, CA May 2nd, 2009 from 12pm to 6pm The first annual Bass Day is taking place at Music Max in Palo Cedro, California and will feature bassists Stew McKinsey, Andres Cervantes, Craver, and a special performance... »

  • Les Claypool to perform at The Chance

    More Les Claypool tour news! Les is performing at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York on July 11, along with his touring companions, O’Death. This tour is about promoting his latest album, “Of Fungi and Foe”, released on March, 17th. Tickets are $25.00 and go on sale on Friday at 10am at or... »

  • Marten Andersson announces new signature 8-string ESP bass

    Bassist Marten Andersson (Lizzy Borden, Starwood, George Lynch), has released photos of his new 8-string ESP bass. Marten is a long-time endorsee of ESP, and had a hand in creating the prototype for this new custom bass. “Working together with ESP, and based on my ideas and specs we have created a prototype of my... »

  • Flock of Seagulls bassist’s instruments stolen

    Frank Maudsley, bassist for 80’s band Flock of Seagulls, was left beside himself after his irreplaceable instruments were stolen from his house in West Derby, England. The total value of items stolen rounded off at £30,000 (over $38,000 US). It was very fortunate that Frank and his girlfriend, Pat, returned to their home a day... »

  • Michel Camilo with Anthony Jackson: From Within

    Michel Camilo with Anthony Jackson: From Within

    Today’s guest post is from Flemming Dørken, who writes: Check out this amazing trio featuring the inventor of the six string bass, the amazing Anthony Jackson. The technical ability of each of these guys clearly shines through. Very cool trio, melodic and no doubt a technically challenging tune. We couldn’t agree more, Flemming. »

  • Gerald Veasley to perform at Cheyney University’s Art & Lecture Series

    Philadelphia-native Gerald Veasley, bassist for the Zawinul Syndicate, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner and a long list of other notable musicians, will take the stage as part of Cheney University’s Art & Lecture Series, in his home town. Gerald was recently voted “Best Electric Bassist” by Jazziz readers. The event will take place at 7:30pm on... »

  • Christian McBride joins James Carter for Blue Note gig

    Sax man James Carter has put together quite a group to perform at the Blue Note in NY next month. The line up includes Christian McBride on bass, John Medeski on organ, Adam Rogers on guitar and Joey Baron on drums. The group will be recording a live album for Half Note Records during the... »

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  • John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension Release “Live At Belgrade”

    John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension Release “Live At Belgrade”

    The first-ever full-length John McLaughlin concert is being released on DVD today (we know, hard to believe!) John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Live at Belgrade was filmed live last summer (2008) and features John McLaughlin along with Dominique di Piazza on bass, Gary Husband on keyboards and jungle kit, and Mark Mondesir on drums.... »

  • Giovanni Scarabel’s Collage Jam: Jaco’s “Reza”

    Giovanni Scarabel’s Collage Jam: Jaco’s “Reza”

    Today’s featured vid showcases the bass playing skills of Giovanni Scarabel and his band, Collage. They didn’t pick any easy tune to record either. The chose “Reza” by Jaco Pastorius. We think you’ll enjoy. »

  • Jorma Kaukonen & Vital Parts: Rockpalast Performance

    Jorma Kaukonen & Vital Parts: Rockpalast Performance

    Following Hot Tuna’s breakup in the late 70’s, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen formed Vital Parts with bassist Denny DeGorio and ex-Hot Tuna drummer Bob Steeler. On November 29, 1980, the group performed live at Rockpalast at the Kleine Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. A DVD of the band’s performance from that show, Rockpalast: West Coast Legends, Vol.... »