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  • Player Watch: Reed Mathis

    All About Jazz has posted a feature piece on bassist Reed Mathis. Mathis is the bassist for Tea Leaf Green, who recently wrapped up the Got No Friends Tour. He’s someone bassists should keep an eye for his unique playing style. You can check out some of Mathis’s music with the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey... »

  • Michel Camilo & Anthony Jackson live: From Within

    Today’s featured video shows off the amazing trio of pianist Michel Camilo, bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Horacio Hernandez, performing live. »

  • Doug Wimbish: London International Music Show appearance & clinics

    Rotosound has announced their guest artist line up for the upcoming London International Music Show this month. Bassists Doug Wimbish and Dave Pybus will each make appearances during the four day event. Here’s the complete line up: Thursday 11th June – Paul Allender, Cradle of Filth at 3:00pm Saturday 13th June – Steve Diggle, The... »

  • NH Bass Fest

    The third annual New Hampshire Bass Festival is taking place June 24th through the 27th, at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. The festival combines both performance and education sessions, with classes starting daily at 9am and performances each night at 8pm. Faculty and performers include Michael Manring, Celso Pixinga, Todd Johnson, Dave Buda,... »

  • Pasadena Bass Day 09

    This year’s Pasadena Bass Day, presented by BassQuake and Los Angeles Music Academy will be held on July 25th, 2009, starting at 8am, at the Los Angeles Music Academy. Guest clinicians include bassists Rhonda Smith, Sekou Bunch, Brian Bromberg and Bryan Beller, covering a wide range of styles and approaches to the bass. Breakout sessions... »

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  • An Interview with Julie Slick

    An Interview with Julie Slick

    Days before hitting the road on tour with the Adrian Belew Trio, bassist Julie Slick was able to take the time to give us some insight into how she handles playing with a powerhouse like Belew. A graduate from the Paul Green School of Rock (yes, it existed before the movie), Julie is pretty busy... »

  • Mike Mills performs on Jill Hennessy’s debut album

    Jill Hennessy will release her highly anticipated debut album, Ghost In My Head, on June 16th, 2009. Among the numerous guest musicians that perform with Jill is R.E.M. bassist, Mike Mills. Track list: 1. 10,000 Miles 2. 4 Small Hands 3. Ghost In My Head 4. Oh Mother 5. Erin 6. Save Me 7. Falling... »

  • Grant Stinnett: Solo bass improv

    Check out this solo bass improv (with loop machine) from bassist Grant Stinnett! We last covered Grant when he performed with Project M, a bass quartet with Michael Manring, Rob Gourlay and Jim Stinnett. »

  • Andy Sheppard: Movements In Colour review

    The following is a performance review featuring Arild Andersen (double bass) After always being a fan of ECM artists, I was thrilled to learn that Andy Sheppard, renowned Jazz saxophonist, was recording his first album for the label. There has always been a tinge of the ECM sound about the music Sheppard created – his... »

  • Hadrien Feraud at Findamorale Festival

    On June 5th and 6th (Friday and Saturday), Hadrien Feraud will be appearing with his band from Paris at the “FINDAMORALE” festival at Charlie Wright’s in Pitfield Street Shoreditch, London. His band includes: Michel Le Coq (keyboard) , Jim Grancamp (guitar), and Yoann Schmidt (drums). If you have not seen Hadrien before you are missing... »