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Neil Young’s “Tuscaloosa” Featuring Tim Drummond Now Available
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Neil Young’s “Tuscaloosa” Featuring Tim Drummond Now Available

The early ’70s were a high point for Neil Young. 1972’s “Harvest” is often heralded as his most popular album, and 1973 had his first live album, “Time Fades Away.” Now a new document of that timeframe has come to light with “Tuscaloosa,” featuring Tim Drummond.

Rickenbacker Guitars Reveals the 4003AC Al Cisneros Signature Bass
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Rickenbacker Guitars Reveals the 4003AC Al Cisneros Signature Bass

Al Cisneros has teamed up with Rickenbacker for a limited edition signature bass based on their flagship model. The 4003AC is outfitted with a few of the Sleep/Om bassist’s requests.

Final Dr. John Album to Feature Will Lee on Bass
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Final Dr. John Album to Feature Will Lee on Bass

The world lost a musical icon with the passing of Dr. John. However, a new Rolling Stone article explains that the New Orleans pianist recorded one final album before his death. We also now know that Will Lee provided the low end.

Bley/Peacock/Motian Reunion Tour Documented on New Album
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Bley/Peacock/Motian Reunion Tour Documented on New Album

The jazz trio of Paul Bley, Paul Motian, and Gary Peacock released a reunion album in 1998 called “Not Two, Not One.” They spent the next year touring together, which Peacock says was over 35 years in the making. Now part of that magical tour has become its own album.

Sandberg Guitars Unveils the Limited Edition California Grand Dark Bass
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Sandberg Guitars Unveils the Limited Edition California Grand Dark Bass

Sandberg Guitars has announced a new limited edition model to their California Grand Dark series, which was introduced three years ago. The new bass is limited to 40 pieces and comes in a high-gloss orange finish.

Cave In Releases “Final Transmission,” Featuring Last Recordings of Caleb Scofield
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Cave In Releases “Final Transmission,” Featuring Last Recordings of Caleb Scofield

A little over a year after Caleb Scofield tragically passed away, Cave In has released their sixth studio album, entitled “Final Transmission.” The album stands as the final recordings of the bassist, who died in a car accident in New Hampshire.

Bass of the Week: Owl Bass Guitars Alchemist 4/32
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Bass of the Week: Owl Bass Guitars Alchemist 4/32

I love checking out all the basses people post on Instagram, but this one made me stop scrolling. This Alchemist 4/32 by Owl Bass Guitars first caught my eye with its killer claro walnut top.

Majestica: Above the Sky
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Majestica: Above the Sky

This clip of Majestica’s music video for the song “Above the Sky” immediately caught my attention, and once you press play you’ll know why. Bassist Chris David kicks off the blazing power metal song with a blistering riff before twin guitars kick in. Get ready to headbang!

Bob Dylan’s “Rolling Thunder Revue” Featured in New Documentary, Album Set
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Bob Dylan’s “Rolling Thunder Revue” Featured in New Documentary, Album Set

Bob Dylan’s 1975-76 “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour was an enormous undertaking featuring him alongside Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell, Ronee Blakely, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. The tour is the subject of a new documentary and a 14-disc collection.

Olivier Babaz Launches Jazz Bowing Course on Discover Double Bass
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Olivier Babaz Launches Jazz Bowing Course on Discover Double Bass

Olivier Babaz has released a new course on jazz bowing. While there are plenty of resources on arco playing, there aren’t many that focus on its use in jazz. Olivier created 61 video lessons on play bass lines, solos, and melodies with the bow.