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  • Victoria: a new live release from Arthur Kell

    Bassist and composer Arthur Kell has released a new album, Victoria / Live in Germany on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records. The album features Loren Stillman (alto sax), Brad Shepik (guitar) and Joe Smith (drums) and was recorded live in Cologne and Karlsruhe (Germany) in May 2008. Kell has been around the New York jazz scene... »

  • The Low Show II at Nashville NAMM

    July 17th 2009 will mark the second installment of The Low Show at this year’s Nashville NAMM show, at The Rutledge from 7:30 to 11:00pm. Bassists Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Dethklok), Doug Johns (Buddy Miles), Sean O’Bryan Smith (Billy Ray Cyrus, Rebecca St. James) and Roy Vogt (Dickey Betts, Jerry Reed) will be performing with... »

  • Monkey Island Main Theme for bass and ukulele

    Our friend Sebastiano, aka monsterbazz, has just posted another multi-track video performance of Michael Land’s The Secret of Monkey Island. Sebastiano is playing bass and ukulele on the video. For the lead, he runs his bass through an effect to take the bass an octave higher. He shares: “This is simply a jam and I... »

  • The Autumn Offering seeking bassist

    Alright metal fans, the The Autumn Offering from Daytona Beach, FL, is urgently looking to replace their recently departed bassist Mike Poggione. Here’s the buzz straight from The Autumn Offering: “Unfortuanately, our bassist Mike has some family concerns that are going to prevent him from preforming in The Autumn Offering. We wish him the best!... »

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  • New Bass Method Book from Todd Johnson: Electric Bass Technique Builders

    Alfred Music has released Electric Bass Technique Builders, by six-string bass pioneer Todd Johnson. The book and DVD set is presented in standard notation and TAB for all exercises, which include supportive fingering, string skipping, shifting and ghost notes, as well as controlling the shape, attach, decay, and articulation of the notes you play. Todd... »

  • Cincinnati Bass Blast!

    On July 15th at 7pm, the Cincinnati Bass Blast, a gathering by bassists for bassists, will kick off in Liberty Township, Ohio. There will be performances by bassists Steven Guerrero, Doug Johns, and Jauqo III-X. This production is being produced by BYO Productions – aka Helena Bouchez and David Yates – who are dedicated to... »

  • Squarepusher: Solo Electric Bass 1

    Squarepusher will be releasing Solo Electric Bass 1 on August 17th 2009 via Warp records. This highly limited release is a collection of unedited live recordings of original compositions by Squarepusher. Squarepusher is the stage name for electronic music artist Tom Jenkinson, who performs drum and bass electronic music, with a significant jazz influence. The... »

  • John Riquelme L.’s solo bass instrumental

    Check out bassist John Riquelme L. taking a solo break at Studios Miel in Santiago, Chile. Great tone! »

  • Mimi Jones debut album: A New Day

    Mimi Jones, a talented bassist, vocalist and composer, will release her debut album A New Day with an eclectic mix of compositions that blend across musical genres. The album hits the streets on September 15th, 2009 and features Mimi Jones (voice, bass), Miki Hayama (piano, wurlitzer and keys), Marvin Sewell (guitar), Marcus Gilmore (drums), with... »

  • Bad Lieutenant formed with Blur Bassist

    The band New Order officially finished with the loss of bassist Peter Hook last year, but the remaining band-mates singer-guitarist Bernard Sumner, drummer Stephen Morris and guitarist Phil Cunningham, have found their sound with the addition of Blur bassist Alex James. The buzz is that the band has already completed an album due for release... »