Weekly Top 10: Carlos Henriquez Podcast, Cissy Strut Bass Lesson, Learning From James Jamerson, Martin Mendez Bass Influences, New Bass Gear, and More
Another week comes to a close, so it is time to look back. Here are the top 10 reader favorite stories for the week of August 28th through September 2nd.
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Carlos Henriquez performs with the Wynton Marsalis Septet and has worked with Paco De Lucia, Tito Puente, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, and countless more. He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove.
Mike Matthews sent us a video simply (and correctly) entitled “Scott Ambush Amazing Bass Solo.” After a little digging, we found the full video, which is taken from a Spyro Gyra performance at Jazz In Marciac back in 2014.
Ryan Madora’s newest “Keep It Groovy” bass lesson is here, and she’s featuring one of the all-time grooviest of bass lines: “Cissy Strut” by The Meters and George Porter, Jr.
Nathan Enders shared the latest creation from 96 Art Custom Instruments, which is a neck-through design four-string bass with a killer Buckeye burl top complete with matching pickup covers and knobs.
Joyo has unveiled a new mini hybrid bass amplifier called the BaDass Bantamp, which combines a 12AX7 preamp tube with a solid-state power amp.
Martin Mendez has released the second album from his White Stones project. In celebration of “Dancing Into Oblivion”, he shared this exclusive with us: his top five bass influences. Some of them may surprise you!
Paul Wolfe of How-To-Play-Bass.com recently released an instructional book on how to play blues rock bass. Now he’s giving you tips to play like one of the greatest with “How To Play Bass – Learning From James Jamerson Vol. 1”.
The Lyle Mays Estate has released the final work of the keyboardist, who passed in 2020. “Eberhard” is a thirteen-minute “mini symphony”, dedicated to Eberhard Weber. Mays paid tribute with two great bassists: Jimmy Johnson and Steve Rodby.
After releasing two EPs, Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family have dropped a full-length self-titled album. The new album was recorded over three days at Jackson Browne’s studio in Los Angeles and includes tracks from the previous releases.
Basiner has announced the Acme Strap, a guitar and bass strap designed for comfort and security. The new offering features VITALGRIP, which is a built-in locking mechanism to grip your bass’s strap buttons without alteration or extra hardware.