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Concerts & Tours

Paul McCartney Announces First U.S. Dates of “Freshen Up” Tour

After announcing the Freshen Up World Tour in July, bass legend Paul McCartney has unveiled the initial leg to take place in the United States. His previously announced shows at Austin City Limits will be followed in 2019 by five dates spread across May and June in North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Illinois. The former Fab Four four-stringer...

Bass Videos

Marcus Miller and Ranajit Sengupta: Cantaloupe Island

Marcus Miller had just met Sarod player Ranajit Sengupta, and they decided to jam together on the Bimhuis stage in Amsterdam. In this clip, the duo performs a fantastic take on Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island.”

New Albums

Jimmy Haslip Anchors ARC Trio Album

Jimmy Haslip has teamed up with keyboardist Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech) and drummer Gergö Borlai to release ARC Trio, a ten-song album that features the virtuosos digging deep into their skills. It also digs into their personal experiences. “I wrote music that deals with deeper emotional experiences… searching for knowledge and opening my awareness of a world in need,” Haslip...

Basses

Fodera Reveals James Genus Emperor 5 Elite Bass

Fodera has teamed up with bassist James Genus to release a new signature model of their Emperor 5 Elite bass. Genus, who has worked with the top names in jazz and is currently the house bassist for Saturday Night Live, worked with the company to make the bass comfortable and tonally versatile. “The James Genus Signature Emperor is designed to...

Bass Videos

YYNOT: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx (Live)

YYNOT has just shared another one of their epic live videos, and one monster cover of Rush’s “Overture/The Temples of Syrinx,” from 2112. Tim Starace looks like he’s having a lot of fun nailing those lines!

Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in August 2018

We love checking out new bass gear as much as you do, and by the looks of the readership in August, you all really like checking out new gear. So it is once again time to celebrate the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month. Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing! 1. Dunlop System 65 Instrument Maintenance Tools...