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Christian McBride Tours With Inside Straight
Concerts & Tours

Christian McBride Tours With Inside Straight

Christian McBride will be taking his band Inside Straight on the road starting June 25th, with dates spread out about Canada, the U.S. The jazz bassist will also be making an appearance at Tommy LiPuma’s 75th Birthday Celebration in Switzerland. McBride, who is adept at both upright and electric, recruited Steve Wilson, Warren Wolf, Peter Martin and Ulysses Owens, Jr....

Samson Releases CT20 Clip-On Tuner
Bass Gear

Samson Releases CT20 Clip-On Tuner

Samson has a new clip on tuner called the CT20, featuring a dual 360 degree ball jointed clip for viewing at almost any angle. It clips on to your headstock (bridge if you play upright), and has a full color LCD display for ease of visibility. The tuner detects pitch with either the built-in mic or the piezo sensor, and...

Uriah Duffy and 2 Beat Boxers: I Wanna Be Your Lover
Bass Videos

Uriah Duffy and 2 Beat Boxers: I Wanna Be Your Lover

Bassist Uriah Duffy took the stage with the Jazz Mafia to celebrate Prince’s birthday recently. Here, the bassist performs Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” with two beat boxers – Infinite and Soulati – as an opening set.

Nikolai Fraiture Says The Strokes Working On New Material
Player News

Nikolai Fraiture Says The Strokes Working On New Material

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture revealed the the band is back to working on a new album, just two months after releasing Angles. The band’s last effort came after a nearly five year hiatus, during which time each member worked on other projects. This newest creativity has the same spark as came with...

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Extend North American Tour
Concerts & Tours

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Extend North American Tour

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones have announced extended tour dates in support of their latest album, Rocket Science. The trek, which began in May, is now set to stretch into September with shows in Canada and the U.S. Several of the performances will be at festivals, including the Montreal Jazz fest and the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival. The current incarnation...

An Interview With Anthony Wellington
Interviews

An Interview With Anthony Wellington

Though he learned bass without taking lessons, Anthony Wellington has become one of the most renowned and respected bass and music educators. Through teaching at virtually every bass camp and Bassology, his own Maryland-based bass studio, Wellington teaches about 100 students per week. Although Wellington views himself as an educator first, it’s no wonder that Wellington’s passion and dedication has...

Stanley Clarke: School Days, Live at Montreux 1977
Bass Videos

Stanley Clarke: School Days, Live at Montreux 1977

This is some old school “School Days” by Stanley Clarke. Love the way this one starts out. Scratch that, I love it all.

Rex Brown No Longer in Down
Player News

Rex Brown No Longer in Down

Former Pantera bassist Rex Brown will no longer be a part of metal supergroup Down, according to drummer Jimmy Bower. In an interview with MetalChroniques.fr, Bower explained that the band parted ways with Brown for his own good with Crowbar’s Patrick Bruders stepping in to fill up the low end. “It’s a real delicate situation, because what he went through...

NSP Releases BreakOut Stomp Pedal
Bass Gear

NSP Releases BreakOut Stomp Pedal

New Signal Process has released the BreakOut Stomp, a new pedal designed for bassists and guitarists to interface iOS devices with their rig. Housed in a die cast aluminum chassis, the Stomp comes with a hand made 12-foot pro audio Mogami detachable cable so you can put your iPod or iPad in a safe and accessible spot while you perform....

Making the Shift: from 4- to 6-String Bass
Ask Damian Erskine

Making the Shift: from 4- to 6-String Bass

Q: Do you have any advice for those looking to make the leap from a 4 string to a 6 string bass? A: I made the leap directly from a 4 to a 6 string bass, and had the advantage of making the switch while I was attending music school, at Berklee. This is an advantage because you are 1)...

Laço Tayfa: Surmat
Bass Videos

Laço Tayfa: Surmat

Facebook friend Asaf Sinai shared this video of Laço Tayfa’s group performing the tune “Surmat” from the album Hicaz Dolap. Bassist Nurhat Sensesli kicks off the tune with a bang, along with the drummer, and adds great bass work to the entire tune. Have a video to share? Send us a note at [email protected]

In Flames Releases “Sounds of a Playground Fading”
New Albums

In Flames Releases “Sounds of a Playground Fading”

Swedish death metal outfit In Flames has released their tenth studio album, Sounds of a Playground Fading. It’s the group’s first effort without founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who quit in February 2010. “It’s the first album without Jesper, but we had a really good time in the studio,” bassist Peter Iwers said in an interview with StormBringer.com. “We were a...