Latest from Kevin:
David Gross has expanded his list of instructional books by revisiting his earliest book with “Very Bassic Bass” and publishing the new method book Learning the “Fingerboard of the Six-String Bass”.
Although they formed in only 2008, the avant-garde extreme metal band Triptykon has released a new live album that’s been over 30 years in the making. Check out “Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)”
Sad news to report: former 7Seconds bassist Josef Bansuelo has passed away from cancer. He was 63 years old. The news was confirmed by his former bandmate, Kevin Seconds, on Facebook.
Steve Uccello sent us his latest video, which is a bass ensemble version of Benny Golson’s “Thursday’s Theme”. Along with drummer Billy Jones, the bassist covers all parts of the song with two double basses and a resophonic contrabass guitar.
Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten are continuing their weekly free webinar series this Friday, June 5th at 4pm Eastern. The meeting topic is “Gender Justice…Empowerment, Enlightenment, and Education,” and as such it will include some of the best female musicians around.
Source Audio is now shipping the EQ2, a programmable equalizer pedal that was first debuted at the Winter NAMM Show. The unit builds on its first EQ pedal and combines a graphic and parametric equalizer with 10 adjustable frequency bands.
Almost two decades since their last album, the Long Beach Dub Allstars have returned to release a new self-titled album. The band is now anchored by drummer Marshall Goodman “Ras MG” and bassist Edwin Kampwirth.
Jordan Rannells sent us some details on his amazing new bass by Rybski Custom Bass Guitars. Dubbed “The Empathy Bass,” the instrument features the empathy symbol, which represents two sides reaching out to each other.
Jazz bassist Mats Eilertsen explores new textures to blur genres – and centuries – on his new album, “Memorabilia”. The record matches his trio with the vocal ensemble Trio Mediaeval.
We lost one of the original bassists of rock and roll this week with the passing of Al Rex. He was 91 years old.
Spector has teamed up with Blackstar Amplification to release a limited edition version of the FLY 3 bass amp. The compact practice amp, which offers 3 watts of power through a 3-inch speaker, is adorned with the Spector logo.
The special 40th Anniversary edition of Rush’s groundbreaking seventh studio album “Permanent Waves” is now available. It comes in several formats, but die-hard fans will take note of the Super Deluxe Edition.