We’re sad to report the passing of another legendary musician. Jazz and avant-garde bassist Henry Grimes has passed away of COVID-19 complications. He was 84 years old.
Chris Seldon Guitars (formerly Owl Bass Guitars) has announced their new flagship model called the Seldon Ranger 4/34. The new instrument features a full 34-inch scale and will be the company’s base model.
If you ever played Dr. Mario, you know the music can get stuck in your head. Papadosio’s Rob McConnell has spent part of his downtime this month making this cool playalong with the “Chill” theme from the classic Nintendo game.
Hal Leonard has launched a new platform called Hal Leonard Digital Books, which the company says is “designed to provide musicians of all instruments and skill levels with a fully-interactive, multimedia experience” for hundreds of titles.
Matthew Seligman, who worked with artists like David Bowie and Thomas Dolby, has passed away from COVID-19. He was 64 years old. Dolby relayed the news through Seligman’s friend Kevin Armstrong on Facebook.
Caroline Guitar Company has announced the Megabyte delay, which builds onto their Kilobyte delay by adding a tap-tempo function via a footswitch. The pedal is a collaboration with John Snyder at Electronic Audio Experiments and Scott McCombs at McCohms Labs.
Episode 4 of the Sanborn Sessions dropped this week, with a new line up. This clip offers a great mix of conversation between David Sanborn and Terrace Martin on their musical influences, and a performance by the group (with Luques Curtis on bass).
Chicago-based bassist Clark Sommers has released a new album with his Ba(SH) Trio, entitled “Peninsula.” The group’s unique instrumentation helps to create a new sound.
Joshua Crumbly began his musical life at a very young age thanks to his family. It wasn’t long before his talents were noticed by two bass greats: Victor Bailey and Reggie Hamilton. We caught up with Crumbly to get the scoop on his debut album and more.
I’ve always loved the videos many artists have shared with the Metropole Orkest. Here’s another great one, with Cory Wong performing a cool take on the tune, “Gumshü,” with the orchestra (including 3 bassists.)
Testament is back with “Titans of Creation.” The 12-song release features the Bay Area thrash band’s signature sound with a bigger showcase for bassist Steve Di Giorgio.
Musical accessory company Gruv Gear has announced a new product for effects lovers called the LYNK Pedalboard and the accompanying Pedalboard Kapsule Case.