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Alain Caron and UZEB Announce Reunion Tour
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Alain Caron and UZEB Announce Reunion Tour

25 years after they called it quits, jazz/rock fusion pioneers UZEB will be hitting the road a reunion tour. The trio of bassist Alain Caron, guitarist Michel Cusson, and drummer Paul Brochu last performed at a farewell concert at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 1992 to a crowd of 96,000 people. “A few months ago, guitarist Michel Cusson, bassist Alain...

Groove – Episode #11: Alain Caron
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #11: Alain Caron

When I was growing up – and was a young and impressionable musician – every bass player wanted to be Jaco Pastorius (that’s not true, the rockers wanted to be Billy Sheehan). These virtuosos seemed unreachable. There was no Internet. There was no Twitter. No Skype. All we knew about these icons was what we heard on vinyl, cassettes and...

Jason Raso is the “Man of 40 Faces”
New Albums

Jason Raso is the “Man of 40 Faces”

Bassist/composer Jason Raso has explored the groove where funk and jazz meet for more than two decades. He continues in that vein on Man of 40 Faces, the Canadian’s latest album of 11 new compositions. Bassist Alain Caron joins him to duet, and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and vibraphone player Francesco Pinetti also appear on the album. The groove is ever-present,...

Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others
Events

Bass Bash To Feature Victor Wooten, Gary Willis, Alain Caron and Others

The annual Bass Bash will be returning this year, and it’s going to be a doozy. Scheduled in the evenings after the NAMM Show, the Bass Bash is held at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim, California on January 22nd and 23rd from 7pm to midnight. This year’s performers include some of the world’s finest bassists. The first night will feature Alain...

Alain Caron Awarded Oscar Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award
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Alain Caron Awarded Oscar Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award

Bassist Alain Caron was honored at the Montreal International Jazz Festival this past week with the prestigious Oscar Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes a “Canadian musician who has made outstanding contributions to jazz in his country.” The occasion marked the first time a musician won the award twice, as he first won the award as a member of UZEB...

Stuart Clayton: D-Code (Alain Caron Cover)
Bass Videos

Stuart Clayton: D-Code (Alain Caron Cover)

Stuart Clayton shared his brand new video with us, performing Alain Caron’s “D-Code” on his newly acquired Bogart bass. “This great track by Alain Caron features some innovative slap techniques that I have been working on for the past few months,” Stuart shares. “I was inspired to work on this piece again after picking up this Bogart bass at the...

Alain Caron: D-Code Live
Bass Videos

Alain Caron: D-Code Live

Alain Caron‘s slap technique is really quite amazing, and this video showcases it as well as any we’ve seen. I especially love the opening with just bass and drums.

Markbass Announces Ground Stereo Pre Preamp and BAS 121 Lites Cabinets
Bass Gear

Markbass Announces Ground Stereo Pre Preamp and BAS 121 Lites Cabinets

The list 2011 line of new Markbass gear continues with the introduction of the Ground Stereo Pre preamp and BAS-121 Lite powered cabinets. Ground Stereo Pre Preamp Markbass teamed up with endorser Alain Caron to design the components of a new rig, resulting in the Ground Stereo Pre and BAS-121 Lite powered cabinets. The Ground Stereo Pre is Caron’s signature...

Gear Watch: F-Bass Alain Caron Classic Bass
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: F-Bass Alain Caron Classic Bass

F-Bass has released a new Alain Caron signature model, dubbed the AC-Classic. Built to attain an “upright” tone from an electric bass, the instrument features a redwood top, additional chambering, and a floating bridge. Another new development for the series is a natural sounding RMC piezo pickup system that is controlled by master volume, bass cut/boost, and treble cut/boost knobs....

Alain Caron Solo with Uzeb
Bass Videos

Alain Caron Solo with Uzeb

Alain Caron is making it look easy in this live solo clip from a Uzeb concert performance. Uzeb was a Canadian band, active from 1976 until 1992.

Bass Videos

Alain Caron: Slam The Clown Live

Here’s a great way to take a 10 minute break on a Friday: Watch this live performance of Alain Caron and his band at Cabaret de Montreal, performing “Sam The Clown”. Wait for the bass solo!

Bass Videos

Alain Caron solo bass: Scrapper

Here’s bass great Alain Caron – and one big acoustic bass guitar – taking a solo during the tune “Scrapper” … or is it “Scrapple for the Apple”?