Here’s a fantastic clip from the 2003 Tokyo Jazz show with Kazumi Watanabe, Richard Bona, and Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez. During one of Bona’s solos, Watanabe’s guitar strap gave out and his guitar came crashing down. Even that was remarkably in time.
Reverb has shared a previously unpublished interview with Jaco Pastorius by Tony Bacon. The interview is incredible, focusing on Jaco’s debut album, how he learned to play the bass, his approach to composing and arranging, and more.
Nearly four years after founding the band, Evan Brewer has left the ranks of extreme metal band Entheos. The bassist had been off the road for the last several months of the band’s tour schedule.
Carvin Amps and Audio has expanded their resurrected range of products with the UX1200BGT Wireless System. The system is designed for both guitar and bass, as the company points out its wide frequency response range allows for low notes to “come through with defined nuances.”
Here’s a clip of Blues Traveler performing at a Bridge School benefit concert in October 1997. This acoustic version of “Sweet Pain” is just pure magic, thanks in part to Bobby Sheehan’s terrific work on the acoustic bass guitar.
Ibanez has expanded their flagship SR series of basses with the SRMD200 “Mezzo”. The entry-level model comes in a variety of finishes but sets itself apart with a medium 32-inch scale.
I really dig Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, and I also dig NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. So here’s a double dose of awesome. Even better, the first thing you hear is Sharay Reed, who is putting on a clinic in this clip.
Teresa Ryan, aka Lorna Doom of L.A. punk band The Germs, has passed away from breast cancer. She was 61 years old. A family representative announced the news in a statement.
Every January, you can feel the ground shake. That’s thanks to the annual Bass Bash, which is returning to Anaheim, California on January 24th and 25th. The two-day event coincides with the Winter NAMM Show and features performances by some of the world’s best bassists.
Back in 2017, one of the biggest stories from the NAMM Show was the release of the Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp GED-2112 preamp. Tech 21 is turning heads again this year with the introduction of the Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp YYZ Pedal.
Back in November, The Main Squeeze took the stage at Thalia Hall in Chicago and showed off their incredible diversity. Here’s a clip from the show, where they perform “Where Do We Go?” from their debut album.
Vocalist Gregory Porter has just released his first ever live album, entitled “One Night Only: Live At The Royal Albert Hall.” Bassist Jahmal Nichols once again anchors the entire event with warm bass lines to match the singer’s silky baritone.