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Archive for August 2020

REO Brothers: Mrs. Robinson
Bass Videos

REO Brothers: Mrs. Robinson

While we’ve featured some of the REO Brothers’ excellent Beatles covers previously, the band covers a lot more than that. In this clip, they take on Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson.”

Charles Tolliver Releases “Connect” with Buster Williams
New Albums

Charles Tolliver Releases “Connect” with Buster Williams

Trumpeter and composer Charles Tolliver has returned with “Connect”, which marks his first studio album in 13 years. The Charles Tolliver All-Stars backs him on this record, which includes legendary bassist Buster Williams.

Way Huge Introduces the Smalls Green Rhino Overdrive MKV Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Way Huge Introduces the Smalls Green Rhino Overdrive MKV Pedal

Way Huge has announced the smallest Rhino in their herd with the Smalls Green Rhino Overdrive MKV. Although its the smallest Green Rhino pedal, the company says it “unleashes a stampede of gnarly, gritty tones.”

Rebecca Johnson Band: You Got The Love
Bass Videos

Rebecca Johnson Band: You Got The Love

Back in June, we shared a video by the Rebecca Johnson Band performing Steely Dan’s “Peg”. Here’s another from the same set. Rebecca says this is a favorite song in her setlist: “You Got The Love” from the Rufus & Chaka Khan album, “Rags to Rufus”.

Paul McCartney Issues “Flaming Pie” Collector’s Edition
New Albums

Paul McCartney Issues “Flaming Pie” Collector’s Edition

Paul McCartney is continuing his Archive Collection series with its thirteenth installment. This time he revisits “Flaming Pie” in a limited Collector’s Edition that includes a remastered version of the original album and 32 bonus tracks.

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2020
Gear Roundup

Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in July 2020

Time is flying by. And now that we’ve started a new month, it is time to look back via our monthly bass gear roundup. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month of July 2020.

Serek Basses Unveils The Grand
Basses

Serek Basses Unveils The Grand

Serek Basses has unveiled a brand new bass model called The Grand. Fit with a short-scale neck and funky body shape, the instrument also has a brand new set of electronics called the Serek “Skuzz Serkit,” which is an on-board passive fuzz circuit.

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Jazz Fest 2016
Bass Videos

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Jazz Fest 2016

Tedeschi Trucks Band shared this video a couple of weeks ago, and it hit the spot. From their 2016 performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, here’s a great clip with Tim Lefebvre laying down the foundation.

Stuart Clayton Publishes “Bass Monsters” Transcription Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Stuart Clayton Publishes “Bass Monsters” Transcription Book

If you want to play like the behemoths of the bass, you’ll want to check out the new book by Stuart Clayton. “Bass Monsters” profiles sixteen players with transcriptions of some of the most challenging pieces ever written for bass.