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Jazz is Dead, Featuring Alphonso Johnson, Announces June 2024 Tour
Concerts & Tours

Jazz is Dead, Featuring Alphonso Johnson, Announces June 2024 Tour

Alphonso Johnson and Jazz is Dead have confirmed a June outing called the “Right Outside This Lazy Summer Home” tour. The band reimagines Grateful Dead songs in a jazz context.

Eastwood Unveils the Hooky Viking Bass PRO
Basses

Eastwood Unveils the Hooky Viking Bass PRO

Eastwood teamed up with Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook to launch the Hooky Bass 6 PRO back in early 2020, and now they’re introducing a four-string model.

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family’s “Skin in the Game” Out Now
New Albums

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family’s “Skin in the Game” Out Now

The Immediate Family crafted the sound of the ’70s by backing up nearly every important musician of the era in the studio. Now the band has dropped a fresh studio album, “Skin in the Game.”

Bass of the Week: Z Bass Guitar EV2 Custom Exotic Woodpecker
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Z Bass Guitar EV2 Custom Exotic Woodpecker

This week, we’re checking out the Z Bass Guitar EV2 Custom Exotic Woodpecker. The bass is built with a Marupá body marked with Ambrosia Beetle holes, giving an organic and unique look.

Bonga: Mona Ki Ngi Xica (Playing For Change)
Bass Videos

Bonga: Mona Ki Ngi Xica (Playing For Change)

Bonga (vocals, dikanza) is joined by 12 musicians from around the world for this performance of “Mona Ki Ngi Xica,” which can be translated as “My Child, I Have to Leave You.” Alana Alberg is the bassist on the recording.

The Aristocrats Release “Duck”
New Albums

The Aristocrats Release “Duck”

The Aristocrats have returned with their fifth studio album, entitled “Duck.” Each member of the trio contributed three compositions to the effort, which is their first concept album.

Weekly Top 10: Februrary 10-16, 2024
Weekly Top 10

Weekly Top 10: Februrary 10-16, 2024

Bass gear again ruled the week. Add to it some exciting tour news, Paul Thompon’s excellent look at the early work of Pino Palladino – and more – and you have this week’s list of the top reader favorite stories.

David Dyson, Marcus Miller, Munyungo Jackson, and Peter White: Impromptu Soundcheck Jam
Bass Videos

David Dyson, Marcus Miller, Munyungo Jackson, and Peter White: Impromptu Soundcheck Jam

David Dyson gives us an inside look at the madness that happens behind the scenes at the Smooth Jazz Cruise. Here’s an impromptu soundcheck jam with Dyson, Marcus Miller, Munyungo Jackson, and Peter White.

Lauren Pierce Publishes “Basstudes: 16 Etudes for Double Bass”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Lauren Pierce Publishes “Basstudes: 16 Etudes for Double Bass”

Double bassist and educator Lauren Pierce has published new educational material with “Basstudes: 16 Etudes for Double Bass.” Pierce broke the book into three large sections: bowing, left hand technique, and right and left-hand coordination.

Sire Announces GB Series Acoustic/Electric Basses
Basses

Sire Announces GB Series Acoustic/Electric Basses

Sire has introduced the GB Series, which they designed as an electric bass that produces an acoustic sound. The lineup includes four and five-string models available in fretted or fretless versions.

YYNOT with Frank Bello: Anthem (Live at Bubba Bash 2024)
Bass Videos

YYNOT with Frank Bello: Anthem (Live at Bubba Bash 2024)

YYNOT dropped another video from the Bubba Bash 2024 show, and this is a great one. Joined by Frank Bello on bass, here’s the band tearing through Rush’s “Anthem.”

Dethklok Announces Spring Tour with Pete Griffin on Bass
Concerts & Tours

Dethklok Announces Spring Tour with Pete Griffin on Bass

Dethklok is heading back out on the road in April for the “Mutilation on a Spring Night” tour. Running April 3rd through May 3rd, the run will take them from coast to coast with support from DragonForce and Nekrogoblikon.