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  • Rudder: Floater live

    Our very own Phil Wain shares this video of Rudder performing live in a VPROJazzLive broadcast in Amsterdam earlier this month. Rudder includes Tim Lefebvre on bass, Chris Cheek on sax, Henry Hey on keyboards and Keith Carlock on drums. Check out Phil’s review of the band’s album, Matorning. »

  • Ex-Pantera Bassist Rex Brown to Debut New Band

    Down and ex-Pantera bassist Rex Brown will be debuting his new band, Arms of the Sun, in Dallas, Texas on April 17. The performance comes as part of the “Basement Reunion” show, which celebrates the hard-rock club, The Basement, which shut its doors for good in 1995. This will mark Rex’s first performance in Dallas... »

  • Pablo Aslan Releases “Tango Grill”

    Pablo Aslan has released a new album entitled Tango Grill, with Zoho Music. The album was recorded in Buenos Aires with a group a top-notch tango and jazz musicians to produce a unique flavor, which is described more as “musical bilingualism” than a fusion. The personnel includes Aslan on bass, Nestor Marconi on bandoneon, Nicolas... »

  • Choosing A Bass: A How To Guide

    Choosing A Bass: A How To Guide

    Q: I’m thinking of buying a new bass. What do you look for when instrument shopping? A: There’s so much that can go into the consideration of a new instrument. The obvious things are: Cost, Function (is this your “do it all” bass, or for recording, or a good slap bass?) It’s good to do... »

  • Stanley Clarke Remake: Hot Fun by Chiel

    Stanley Clarke Remake: Hot Fun by Chiel

    One of my favourite Stanley Clarke songs of the 70’s is called “Hot Fun” from the School Days album. Here’s Dutch bassist “Chiel42” performing his own 2009 version. »

  • RIP Sean Stewart

    Bassist Sean Stewart of the Australian alt-rock band HTRK died last week according to a recent statement by the band’s label, Blast First Petite Records. Though the details of his death have not been released, it is said to have been suicide. He was 29 years old. HTRK (pronounced ‘hate rock’) formed in Melbourne, Australia... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Alex Lofoco

    Reader Spotlight: Alex Lofoco

    Meet Alex Lofoco, our bass player in the spotlight for March 23, 2010. Bio: Alex Lofoco is a native Itailan musician based in the UK. As a relative newcomer to the London music scene, he is already surprisingly established. As a bass player Alex possesses an enviable combination of agility, taste, groove and power, and... »

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  • A Review of Zander Zon’s “Sonorous”

    Sonorous indeed! Zander Zon is the pseudonym of a young London based solo bassist who has built a massive following for himself on Youtube. There has been quite a buzz of excitement around this release – unsurprising as Zon has a way of sounding like no-one but himself and plays unique music in a unique... »

  • Gear Watch: TC Electronic BG500 Combo Amps

    TC Electronic is introducing the new BG500 bass combos at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2010, which runs from March 24th to the 27th. The 500-watt BG500 is available as a 1×15 or 2×10 combo, each equipped with a 1″ tweeter. The BG500 combos share many of the same features as the company’s RH450, including the SpectraComp... »

  • Alonso Arreola Solo Bass: Seis Letras

    In this video Mexican bass player Alonso Arreola performs his original composition “Seis Letras” (Six Letters). Check out more from Arreola at his Myspace page and web site. »