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  • Maximo Pera Renauld: Bass Players

    Maximo Pera Renauld, Argentinian bassist and multi-instrumentalist, has released five CDs under his own name, and judging from what can be found on his YouTube channel, they are probably worth investing in! He only has 11 videos on his channel so be sure to check them all out. This video features his song “Bajeros” (Bass... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • 311 tour announced

    In celebration of their newest album, Uplifter, 311 will tour once again. The tour dates are as follows: 6/3: Majestic Fox Theatre, Bakersfield, CA 6/4: Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hollywood, CA 6/5: Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA 6/6: Live 105 BFD Radio Festival, San Francisco, CA 6/7: Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR 6/8: WaMu Theatre, Seattle,... »

  • Michael Manring & Tony Kaltenberg: Stargazer Lilly

    During the 2007 Yachats Guitar Festival, Michael Manring and Tony Kaltenberg performed together, really creating some magic with “Stargazer Lilly”. You can catch Manring’s use of the e-bow up close in this video, as well as his incredible loop work. »

  • Incubus: Monuments and Memories + Tour Info

    Incubus is releasing Monuments and Memories, a collection of the band’s hits, unreleased recordings and new tunes. This album also includes access to 500+ unreleased videos, MP3s and photos. This collection goes on sale June 16th, and is the most recent activity from the band since their album, Light Grenades. The track lists are as... »

  • Trey Wright Trio: Thinking out Loud

    The Trey Wright Trio has produced a killer jazz album with their new CD Thinking out Loud. The album released on Blue Canoe Records. The trio includes Trey Wright on guitar, Marc Miller on the upright bass (Mace Hibbard Quintet, Jacksonville State faculty member), and Marlon Patton on drums (Heavy Mojo, Grogus). The album features... »

  • Funkstar650: Brothers Johnson “Celebration” playalong

    George Oerlemans (aka Funkstar650), from Holland, used to have a lot of playalongs on YouTube but took them down after the controversy of MarloweDK’s account being suspended. In February, George had a visit from the great Louis Johnson, became a teacher of “Louis Johnson’s Black Dragon Bass Institute” and received Louis’ personal blessing to do... »

  • Dream Theater: Black Clouds and Silver Linings coming in June

    Dream Theater will release their latest work of art on June 23rd, 2009. The album will once again feature the expertise of drummer Mike Portnoy, guitarist John Patrucci, keyboard player Jordan Rudess, vocalist James LaBrie, and, let’s not forget, bassist John Myung. This album marks their 10th studio album, and it is available for pre-order.... »

  • Superbass: Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Christian McBride Play “Blue Monk”

    Superbass: Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Christian McBride Play “Blue Monk”

    Wow. Check out Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Christian McBride with the WDR Big Band! »