Just under two years ago, the jazz world suffered a major blow with the loss of pianist Harold Mabern. Now his final studio recording is available thanks to bassist and band leader Leon Lee Dorsey.
Rotosound is now offering the ability to purchase single strings from their string lineup, including the Ultramag bass set. The move allows for more flexibility in choosing strings in addition to not needing to buy a whole set for one broken string.
Ryan Madora is back with a new "Lightbulb Moment" column. This time around, she’s talking about ear training - and listening for macro vs. micro movement.
It is always nice to get a note from Maurizio Rolli because it usually means he has a new video out. In this clip, Maurizio is on fretless and is joined by four vocalists and a percussionist on a classic Italian tune. The combo is absolutely wonderful.
Danny Ziemann has just released a new instructional book for bassists called “Topics in Jazz Bass Vol. 2: Soloing”, and he’s launching it with a bang. The renowned bass educator will be hosting a free 10-day online retreat all about soloing.
Tim Fletcher and Troy Hughes’ epic project “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines” has reached its fourth chapter, featuring Dave Hope’s work on “Miracles Out Of Nowhere”.
John McLaughlin gathered together his band virtually to record another incredible video, which they released in December. Here’s The 4th Dimension – with Etienne M’Bappe on bass – performing the Mahavishnu Orchestra tune, “You Know, You Know”.
As one of the most in-demand bassists in the world, Pino Palladino has worked as a sideman on countless records. Now he’s releasing “Notes With Attachments” with producer Blake Mills, which marks his first album as a co-leader.
Tech 21 is returning to its roots with a reissue of the SansAmp Classic. Originally released over 30 years ago, the handy pedal has been used for everything from death metal to commercial jingles.
Charles Berthoud first teased Victor Wooten’s “The Lesson” in a video a year or so ago. So many of his viewers have since asked him to do a full cover. So we decided to learn the live version and broke it down into “20 Levels Of Difficulty”.
Renowned jazz bassist and educator John Goldsby has just released his third course with Discover Double Bass. “Tell Your Story” focuses on soloing concepts for the jazz bassist and features fifty lessons with over five hours of video content.
EMG has expanded their line of pickup sets with the Les Claypool “Pachyderm Gold” pickup. The company also updated Robert Trujillo’s Rip Tide J pickups with three new finishes. Check out Claypool’s and Trujillo’s announcement and two-bass jam.