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Dave Holland Quintet: Metamorphos Live (2002)
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Dave Holland Quintet: Metamorphos Live (2002)

On the tune “Metamorphos”, Dave Holland and his quintet show an unstoppable stream of ideas that eventually change styles by the end of the song. The clip is from the 2002 Newport Jazz Festival, and includes some commentary by Dave himself about midway through the piece.

Glenn Hughes Returns to Laney
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Glenn Hughes Returns to Laney

Glenn Hughes has returned endorsing Laney amps, after originally using them with his band Trapeze in the early 70’s. Hughes will be using the Laney Nexus Tube heads with the company’s NX810 cabinets on his upcoming solo tour as well as with his new supergroup, Black Country Communion. “The crazy thing is, I’ve been looking around for the right bass...

Gear Watch: FEA Labs Dual Distortion Pedal
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: FEA Labs Dual Distortion Pedal

FEA Labs has announced their latest creation, the FEA Dual Band Distortion pedal, which utilizes a variable crossover, two distortions, an overdrive, and a final mixer all in one package. First, the variable crossover to split your bass signal into two frequency bands: high and low. From there, the low frequency band is sent to an octave-up distortion circuit, which...

Gear Watch: Tascam GB-10 Trainer/Recorder
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Gear Watch: Tascam GB-10 Trainer/Recorder

Tascam has updated their trainer series again with the unveiling of the new GB-10 Trainer/Recorder. The practice station allows you to load MP3s onto the 2GB SD card and then manipulate the track to suit your needs by looping, slowing down, and pitch shifting. The 1/4” input accepts both bass and guitar, and onboard effects like amp modeling and reverb...

Stu Hamm Releases “Fretboard Fitness” Instructional Video Lessons
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Stu Hamm Releases “Fretboard Fitness” Instructional Video Lessons

Bass guru Stu Hamm has just released his latest instructional video, Fretboard Fitness, through Truefire TV. Aimed at intermediate players, Fretboard Fitness contains 40 video lessons on theory, fretboard navigation, and hand strength that are designed to avoid becoming tedious, as often happens in instructional methods. “These are the bass guitar lessons I wish I had when I was coming...

Larry Graham: Live Bass Solo (Graham Central Station – 1996)
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Larry Graham: Live Bass Solo (Graham Central Station – 1996)

Larry Graham gets down and dirty in this performance with Graham Central Station in Germany from 1996, flipping between a nasty distorted solo style and a clean funky slap with some singing mixed in. Don’t let Armageddon catch y’all sleepin’.

Rufus Reid Announces “Out Front” Fall 2010 Tour
Concerts & Tours

Rufus Reid Announces “Out Front” Fall 2010 Tour

Jazz bassist Rufus Reid has announced a Fall 2010 tour in support of his latest album, Out Front, which he released in March of this year. Rufus will be making his way around the west coast, starting in Canada and working his way down to San Diego, CA. The tour features the same trio from the album, with Steve Allee...

Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Self-Titled Debut
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Glenn Hughes and Black Country Communion Release Self-Titled Debut

Ex-Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes and his new band Black Country Communion have released their debut, self-titled album. The 12-track CD is accompanied by a DVD chock full of extras like in-studio footage, live tracks, and band member interviews. Black Country Communion is a rock supergroup that consists of Hughes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Dream Theater’s Derek Sherinian, and drummer Jason...

John Paul Jones to Receive Gold Badge Award
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John Paul Jones to Receive Gold Badge Award

John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures will honored with a Gold Badge Award, given out by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. The event, which will also recognize twelve other recipients, will take place October 20 at the Savoy Hotel in London. Jones is being honored not only for his time with Led Zeppelin,...

George Porter, Jr. to Tour with 7 Walkers
Concerts & Tours

George Porter, Jr. to Tour with 7 Walkers

Legendary New Orleans bassist George Porter, Jr. will be hitting the road as part of the jam supergroup, 7 Walkers, on their upcoming tour. The band, founded by ex-Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and guitarist Papa Mali, will also be releasing their self-titled debut on November 2 through Response Records. Though Porter is on the album, much of the bass...