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.
Jake Serek is back with a new “Custom Shop” column. In this edition, Jake takes a look into the work of L. Ellis Hahn, the creator of L.e.H. Guitars, who has taken the familiar offset body design to whole new heights.
Cody Wright shared this video on Facebook saying, “This was a career highlight for me!” This video was recorded as part of Vic Firth’s VFJams LIVE! series, and features Peter Erskine and the band performing the drummer’s tune, “Hawaii Bathing Suit.”
Earth, Wind, & Fire co-founder Philip Bailey has released a new solo album. And though it doesn’t feature him fronting the legendary R&B band, it does have him surrounded by some of the world’s best musicians, including Christian McBride and Derrick Hodge.
Fodera’s latest line of basses, the Select Series, has a new member. The Imperial Select takes the company’s popular singlecut design and builds it in a way to blend the qualities of their Standard and Custom line of instruments.
Bassist and vocalist Sharon Renold shared this video of her original tune, “Open Letter.” This laid back tune offers up some killer bass tone and musical textures.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, anchored by bassist Jeff Hill, has just released their eighth studio effort, entitled “Servants of the Sun.” Described as “bubbling of vintage keyboards and driving rhythm,” the album was born from bandleader Chris Robinson letting his imagination run wild.