Richard Bona joined with pianist Alfredo Rodriguez’s band for this live performance at Jazz à Vienne 2021. Here they are performing “Ay Mama Ines”, with Bona on bass and vocals.
Initially released in 2010, “The Mark King Bass Book” by Stuart Clayton has been re-licensed and re-released. The 192-page book features transcriptions of 10 of King’s bass lines from Level 42’s catalog as well as four live bass solos.
September was a great month for bass videos. Here is your monthly roundup of the top 10 reader favorite videos for the month.
It is always great to see a new video from Kinga Glyk. In this clip, Kinga takes on Chick Corea’s “Armando’s Rhumba”.
After claiming he was out of the band because he was “fed up of betrayal,” it seems Simon Gallup is still with The Cure. The bassist once again shared the news via Facebook.
Crazy Tube Circuits has updated its pedal lineup with the Golden Ratio Compressor (Phi) V2. The new version includes three separate compressor circuits that can be accessed with the flip of a toggle switch.
I’m not even sure how I stumbled onto this clip, but I’m glad I did. This performance of “Our Man” by Made In Sweden is from the band’s later years, which actually featured a Finnish rhythm section of drummer Vesa Aaltonen and bassist Pekka Pohjola.
Josh Woodard has left the ranks of A Day To Remember. The bassist, who has been the group’s sole bassist, made the announcement in reaction to allegations made against him from last year.
Fuzzrocious Pedals has unveiled the Electric Ocean, a pedal that combines fuzz and phaser effects into one unit. It’s the company’s first foray into phasers and takes its cues from a vintage circuit.
Paradigm Blue has released “Transit”, an album they call “a love letter to the late seventies Rush records”. Ruben Moreno handles bass, vocals, and keys in the trio. Here’s their video for the track, “The Optimist”.
Cannibal Corpse has announced a new headlining tour in support of their latest album, “Violence Unimagined”. The outing will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Metal Blade Records and will feature support from Whitechapel and Revocation.
In this “Keep It Groovy” lesson, Ryan Madora offers suggestions on buying a bass. Purchasing an instrument can be stressful, but you can take some of the pressure off with these tips.