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Archive for May 2009 - Page 4

New Albums

Patitucci’s “Music We Are” LP Special Edition Release

Vinyl is definitely back. Music We Are, by John Patitucci, Jack Dejohnette and Danilo Perez, is now available as a special edition 140 gram LP. The CD version was released on April 7th, 2009. The track list is the same as the CD, minus “Michael”, and is as follows: 1. Tango African 2. Earthy Prayer 3. Seventh D, 1st Movement...

Adrian Belew Power Trio, Featuring Julie Slick
Bass Videos

Adrian Belew Power Trio, Featuring Julie Slick

Robin Slick shared this video with us, via Twitter. Robin is the “mother of 2/3 of Adrian Belew Power Trio”. Her daughter, Julie Slick is the bassist, and her son, Eric Slick, is the drummer. Thanks, @RobinSlick. And well done.

Sheet Music & Instruction

Pink Floyd: Authentic Bass Tab Book & CD

Alfred Music Publishing has just released Ultimate Bass Play-Along Pink Floyd: Authentic Bass Tab, the newest title in their “Ultimate Bass Play-Along” series. The book includes bass tabs, music notation, lyrics and chords to nine Pink Floyd tunes, including: Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2), Comfortably Numb, The Fletcher Memorial Home, Have a Cigar, Money, See Emily Play, Time,...

Bass Videos

Mark Hoppus red carpet interview

Bassist/producer Mark Hoppus posted this video of an interview he did with Hollywood Press. They didn’t talk about our favorite subject (bass), but they did talk about one of our second favorites (Twitter). Mark shares, “This is post about a tweet that happened on the red carpet that I tweeted and then they posted and replied. I have no idea...


Radiohead heads back to the studio to record latest album

Radiohead has ventured back into the studio to record their latest album, announces Radiohead bassist, Colin Greenwood. The band has regrouped with producer Nigel Godrich to begin work on the follow up album to 2007’s In Rainbows. “It was very noisy and chaotic and really fun,” Colin informed BBC’s 6 Music when describing the band’s recording sessions. “It’s at the...

Concerts & Tours

Tom Kennedy and the Mike Stern Band

Over the weekend, I got the chance to catch the Mike Stern Band at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. The line-up included Stern on guitar, Tom Kennedy on bass, Bob Franceschini on sax, and Dave Weckl on drums, which is the same group appearing on the recently released New Morning: The Paris Concert DVD. Even Dennis Chambers was in the...

New Albums

Bill Hart: This Is Why

From Atlanta, Georgia, Bill Hart brings us This is Why, an eclectic guitar-centered fusion album of original compositions moving seamlessly between blues funk rock and jazz released on Blue Canoe Records. Bill Hart flashes his chops on the guitar, along with Mike Stern (guitar) on the title track. The album includes: Randy Hoexter (piano/keys), Sam Skelton (sax), Joe Chalden, Jef...

Bass Videos

Vincenzo Maurogiovanni: European Bass Day medley performance

Vincenzo Maurogiovanni is a talented bassist and teacher from Bari, Italy who first rose to international recognition when he entered and won the European Bass Day Solo Bass competition in front of a panel consisting of Alain Caron, Matthew Garrison, Lincoln Goines, Hadrien Feraud, Pippo Matino, Dario Deidda and Fabrizio Bianco. Matthew Garrison liked the fact that Vincenzo didn’t imitate...

Concerts & Tours

Marcus Miller adds solo shows during SMV Tour

In between playing shows with SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, and Victor Wooten), Marcus Miller will play three shows: one in Massachusetts and two in New York. The shows are as follows: 6/11 – House of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts 6/12 – Nokia Theatre – NYC, New York 6/13 – Eastman Theatre In addition, don’t forget to check out the...

Bass Videos

What a trio: Edgar Meyer, Ray Brown and Victor Wooten

Check out this amazing trio of bass greatness: Edgar Meyer, Ray Brown and Victor Wooten, in a 1991 performance. “Walk that dog!” Tip o’ the hat to The Double Bass Blog


Win tickets to Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown to see Charlie Haden

The Guardian (UK) is running a contest to give away five pairs of tickets to the Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown event, featuring bassist Charlie Haden. The Meltdown showcases many artists, including avant-garde artists to more traditional jazz artists. Charlie Haden will be performing in addition to the Yoko Ono/ Plastic Ono Band, and post-rock band Three Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra....

Bass Videos

Max Link Quartet: Hummelflug

We’ve been watching the Markbass Contest on Youtube (previously covered here) and ran into this gem by bassist Max Link and his quartet. Max doesn’t want double bassists left out: “The Markbass cmd 121 also sounding great with a double bass!” This video was recorded at Stadttheater in Fürth Germany and features Link on bass, Bastus Trump on sax, Tobias...