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  • Basslines for June 1st

    Editor’s note: we’re tinkering with an old format we used to run, covering lots of bass news and articles from around the web… A benefit concert for Iron Butterfly bass player Lee Dorman will be held Sunday June 24th in Anaheim, California, to raise money for a heart transplant for Dorman. Bassist Mike Levine of... »

  • New Hampshire Bass Fest to feature Michael Manring

    Michael Manring joins an all-star cast of bassists, including Rufus Reid, Steve Bailey, Seth Horan and Bruce Gertz at the New Hampshire Bass Fest. The four day festival starts on June 20th and features lectures, concerts and master classes. Several luthiers, vendors, and manufacturers will be exhibiting. Registration is $400. Check out the event’s web... »

  • Jack Bruce says Cream may rise again

    Jack Bruce, bassist for the 60’s power rock trio Cream, along with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, says a reunion may be in the works. Bruce and Baker have been feuding for years and apparently are ready to put their differences aside in order to regroup later this year. This won’t be the... »

  • Fender Announces Victor Bailey 5-String Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Fender has just announced the release of Victor Bailey’s popular signature acoustic bass in a five-string version. Originally introduced in 2005, the Artist Design Series Victor Bailey Acoustic Bass guitar features an arched back, figured dao body, abalone rosette, tortoise shell binding, a bound 34″-scale neck matching Victor’s signature Fender electric bass, gold Hipshot tuners... »

  • David Pastorius & Local 518 Release Debut Album

    David Pastorius & Local 518 Release Debut Album

    David Pastorius (nephew of Jaco Pastorius) has just released a new album on P-Vine Records titled David Pastorius and Local 518. Local 518 has released a few live performance videos featuring tracks from the album: »

  • Around Jaco

    A new tribute to the late, great Jaco Pastorius has been released, nearly twenty years after his untimely death. Bassist Frederic Monino and his unusual trio consisting of drums, electric bass and accordion – along with some added guests – offers their rendition of many of Jaco’s compositions and recordings. More… All About Jazz’s review.... »

  • Stanley Clarke tour

    I just returned from Blues Alley in Washington, DC, where I caught the first show of a tour featuring Stanley Clarke on upright (and an acoustic bass guitar on one song), Lenny White on drums, and Patrice Rushen on piano. If you live anywhere near Washington DC (Blues Alley), Annapolis MD (Rams Head), or NYC... »

  • Brian Bromberg: Downright Upright

    Brian Bromberg has released his latest CD, Downright Upright, featuring standards by Herbie Hancock and Joe Zawinul, and several of Bromberg’s own compositions. From brianbromberg.net: Already released in Japan, Downright Upright is a return to the acoustic upright bass Bromberg recently spent time with on 2006’s Wood II. But this record represents a unique progression... »

  • Sting confirms Police reunion tour

    The Police are getting back together. An email sent by Sting.com today confirms the rumors of a 2007 reunion tour. The tour will begin May 28th in Vancouver and continue throughout North America. The announcement was made via live webcast from the Whisky in LA Monday, Feb. 12th. The webcast is available at ThePoliceTour.com. »

  • Bx3: Jeff Berlin, Billy Sheehan & Stuart Hamm

    Stu Hamm has formed a bass version of the highly successful G3 guitar tour, Bx3. The group features Billy Sheehan, Jeff Berlin, and Hamm on bass, with Jude Gold on guitar and John Mader on drums. Bx3 is currently touring in the U.S. »