Carla Bley has just released a new trio album on ECM called “Life Goes On.” The pianist once again worked with her longtime musical partners of saxophonist Andy Shepperd and bassist Steve Swallow, who is also her spouse.
The vintage Seamoon Funk Machine has been reborn through a new company called Seamoon FX founded by session ace Neil Jason. The new pedal was the passion project for Jason, who used the original on many records.
Joe Satriani is releasing his 18th studio album, “Shapeshifting,” in April, with Chris Chaney on bass. He’s just released a video for the tune “Nineteen Eighty” as a preview of what’s to come.
The Band was one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Now, fans can get a new perspective on the group in a documentary called “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band.”
Alembic recently shared some photos of this bass on their Facebook page and it stopped me in my tracks. I reached out to Mica at Alembic, who filled us in on the details.
I’ve always been fascinated with the story of Jack Casady recording with Jimi Hendrix. Experience Hendrix shared this “behind the scenes” video of Hendrix’s sessions on Voodoo Chile / Voodoo Child, with clips of Casady, Noel Redding, and more.
Death By Audio revealed their latest creation at Winter NAMM with the ROOMS Stereo Reverberator. The pedal offers six reverb algorithms (Room, Digital, Peak, Wave, Gate, and Gong) to offer a wide variety of soundscapes.
Cort Guitars has added to their Artisan series with the A5 Plus SC. The new bass carries many of the same features of the A5 Plus SCMS but has a standard 34-inch scale instead of a multi-scale design.
Jason Raso sent us a new video featuring another one of his killer compositions. Joined by guitarist Robb Cappelletto and drummer Peter Grimmer, here’s the trio performing “Double Double.”
Guns N’ Roses will continue to go strong into the new decade, as the iconic rock band has announced a global stadium tour for 2020. The group also announced that The Smashing Pumpkins will perform on six dates.
Fishman’s new multi-voiced Fluence pickups have gotten a new sub-category with the Fluence Legacy series, which brings recording artists in to recreate the tone for which they are known. They’ve launched the lineup with Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez.
Here’s a great clip of The Wood Brothers performing live at the WFUV studios, and another tune from their new album, “Kingdom In My Mind.” This performance is especially cool, with Chris Wood’s bass work in the spotlight.