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Chick Corea Trio with John Patitucci: Tumba
Bass Videos

Chick Corea Trio with John Patitucci: Tumba

Here’s a killer performance of “Tumba” by Chick Corea with Vinnie Colaiuta and John Patitucci from the Blue Note in Tokyo in 1992. The trio plays over several Latin grooves, even kicking into swing for a while.

Paul McCartney Reissues Four Live Albums
New Albums

Paul McCartney Reissues Four Live Albums

Four decades-spanning, rare live albums from Paul McCartney have been reissued in a variety of formats. The albums – “Amoeba Gig,” “Paul is Live,” “Choba B CCCP,” and “Wings Over America” – have been remixed and remastered into new vinyl, CD, and digital editions.

Singular Sound Announces the Aeros Loop Studio Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Singular Sound Announces the Aeros Loop Studio Pedal

Singular Sound has expanded its product lineup with a new looper pedal called The Aeros Loop Studio. The unit is a six-track stereo looper that has a touch-enabled screen, hands-free mixing, and simultaneous parallel and sequential looping.

Bass Transcription: Ronnie Baker’s Bass Line on “Bad Luck” by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes
Transcriptions

Bass Transcription: Ronnie Baker’s Bass Line on “Bad Luck” by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

Tim Fletcher is back with his seventh entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series. Check out his bass transcription and analysis for Ronnie Baker's line on "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

Karl Clews & Maciek Zaworonek: “Isn’t She Lovely” (Duet for Bass & Harmonica)
Bass Videos

Karl Clews & Maciek Zaworonek: “Isn’t She Lovely” (Duet for Bass & Harmonica)

Usually when we share a video by Karl Clews, it is one of his excellent all-bass covers. Karl is changing things up with this collaboration with Maciek Zaworonek on harmonica. The duo takes on Steve Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely.”

Eric Wilson Continues to Anchor Sublime with Rome on “Blessings”
New Albums

Eric Wilson Continues to Anchor Sublime with Rome on “Blessings”

Sublime with Rome is back with their third album, entitled “Blessings.” It’s the first album to feature drummer Carlos Verdugo. The band, which began ten years ago with original Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, is still anchored by original bassist Eric Wilson.

How Do You Access Your Emotions When Playing?
Ask Damian Erskine

How Do You Access Your Emotions When Playing?

This week, Damian received one of the more interesting questions a reader has asked: “How do you access your emotions when you’re playing?” Check out what he has to say...

Sting And Shaggy: Tiny Desk Concert
Bass Videos

Sting And Shaggy: Tiny Desk Concert

In 2018, Sting and Shaggy teamed up in an unlikely pairing to release “44/876.” Last week, the duo visited NPR Music for a Tiny Desk Concert. It is cool to hear Sting’s trusty ’57 Fender Precision in this setting.

Mel Bay Releases “Extreme Bass Grooves” Instructional Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Mel Bay Releases “Extreme Bass Grooves” Instructional Book

Mel Bay has published a new bass instructional book by Peter Washburne entitled “Extreme Bass Grooves.” The 40-page book is designed to engage your creativity while exploring the fretboard.

Reader Spotlight: Dave Turner
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Dave Turner

Meet Dave Turner, a bassist and educator who has an impressive resume in both arenas. Here’s his story…