BASS OF THE WEEK: The Duke Ellington School of Arts in Washington, D.C. has produced numerous famous alumni. The high school got a major renovation in 2016 and now, with the help of another alumnus, a piece of the school will always be in the hands of a bassist.
WATCH: Vulfpeck has released another video featuring a tune from their album, “Hill Climber.” My favorite comment on this video is “Joe Dart taking that bass for a walk and he ain’t ever comin’ back.” This is also one of the coolest uses of Animoji’s I’ve ever seen.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have returned with “Turn Off the News (Build a Garden),” their second full-length release. That’s not to say the band isn’t seasoned. They’ve spent years backing Neil Young as well as the frontman’s father, Willie Nelson.
It’s been a decade since Caparison Guitars introduced a new bass model, but now they’ve fixed that with the Dellinger Bass. The company says the Dellinger is “instantly familiar but at the same time much improved.”
A big happy birthday to one of the legends of bass, Anthony Jackson. We’re celebrating today with this video of the Hiromi Uehara Trio Project’s live performance of “Dancando no Paraiso” at Jazz à Vienne in 2011. Smoking!
Duff McKagan is keeping busy this year. He’s just released a solo album, “Tenderness,” and is currently touring behind it. Now it appears he’ll be on the road this Fall with Guns N’ Roses, who just announced new U.S. shows.
Genzler Amplification has expanded their lineup of amps with the “High-Boy” Magellan 350 Combo, which features their existing MG-350 Magellan head with a brand new cabinet. The MG-12T-V is a vertically designed 1×12? with a compression tweeter cabinet.
Bassist and No Treble reader Lukas Pamminger sent us this video of a new project he’s in called “Fluffy Ruffles.” These guys are bringing some serious old-school funk. Dig it!
Chase Bliss Audio has introduced the MOOD, which is a two-channel granular micro-looper and delay pedal. The new stompbox is also a collaboration with three options for how the channels are internally routed.
Ghost-Note has announced a world tour from June through November. The band, which is helmed by Snarky Puppy percussionists Robert “Sput” Searlight and Nate Werth, will once again feature the eclectic grooves of MonoNeon.