Weekly Top 10: New Brown’stone Lesson, David Ellefson’s New Project, Remembering Baron Browne, Tim Bogert’s Final Recording, and More
Time for our weekly roundup of the top stories from the world of bass. Here are the top 10 reader favorites for the week of September 4-10, 2021.
This week in The Brown’stone on No Treble, Rich Brown shows us some of his favorite sequential patterns on major and minor scales. He also teaches us what has always been the best way to learn and internalize these patterns for himself.
After teasing a new project last week, David Ellefson has revealed more details of his next venture. The Lucid is a new band featuring the former Megadeth bassist alongside vocalist Vinnie Dombroski, drummer Mike Heller, and guitarist Drew Fortier.
This week we’re checking out an incredible bass by Algan Guitars. The company shared photos of their latest creation, stating “the twisted infinite fingerboard meets multiscale fretless for the first time in the world!”
Here’s a great clip from the Crossroads Festival in 2010, which kicks off with Jeff Beck performing with Rhonda Smith on bass. The video closes out Buddy Guy performing “Five Long Years” with Jonny Lang, Ronnie Wood, and Orlando Wright.
Boss has introduced a new bass-specific product called the Waza-Air Bass Wireless Personal Amplification System. The setup includes a set of headphones, a transmitter, and an app that’s loaded with amps, effects, and onboard rhythms.
Jazz bassist Baron Browne, who performed with Vital Information and Jean Luc Ponty, has passed away. He was 66 years old. Ponty remembered Browne on his Facebook page.
The world lost an amazing musician in December of 2020 with the passing of Cynic bassist Sean Malone. Bandleader Paul Masvidal has now opened up on the details of the fretless metal icon’s death in a touching tribute.
Tim Bogert’s final recording with Vanilla Fudge has been released with the band’s “fudged up” version of The Supreme’s “Stop In The Name of Love.” The track features the original lineup of Bogert, Mark Stein, Carmine Appice, and Vincent Martel.
Pianist, vocalist, and songwriter Rachel Eckroth has released a new album called “The Garden”, which showcases her compositional prowess with a killer lineup of musicians. Eckroth’s husband and musical partner Tim Lefebvre is part of the core band.
Pianist and composer Lukasz Pawlik has released his new album, “Long-Distance Connections”, which assembles a who’s who of the jazz world. That includes a roster of Tom Kennedy, Randy Brecker, Gary Novak, Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, and more.