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Zoom Webinar To Remember Rocco Prestia Scheduled for Thursday
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Zoom Webinar To Remember Rocco Prestia Scheduled for Thursday

The bass world lost a legend last week with the passing of Tower of Power bassist Francis “Rocco” Prestia. Now, a huge gathering of the bass community will be getting together to remember him.

Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and John Patitucci Host Free Drum and Bass Webinar
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Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and John Patitucci Host Free Drum and Bass Webinar

Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and John Patitucci will be exploring the deep connection between bass and drums in this week’s free Zoom webinar. The Bass and Drum Summit will feature three sets of masters that helped set the standards for groove.

Steve Bailey Releases Jaw-Dropping Duets Album, “Carolina”
New Albums

Steve Bailey Releases Jaw-Dropping Duets Album, “Carolina”

Steve Bailey has returned with a new solo album, or more appropriately, duet album. “Carolina” is an amazing 17-song collection that showcases the six-string wonder with a wide array of artists.

Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Free Webinar on Extended Range Basses
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Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci to Host Free Webinar on Extended Range Basses

This week on their recurring Zoom bass webinar series, the trio of Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be exploring the topic of extended-range basses. The webinar will include an impressive line-up of several bassists and luthiers.

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar with Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter, Will Lee, Tony Levin, and Anthony Jackson
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Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar with Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Ron Carter, Will Lee, Tony Levin, and Anthony Jackson

The next installment of the Zoom webinars hosted by Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten is happening on Thursday. Entitled “Gadd-Shed,” the free session will feature drum legend Steve Gadd along with Ron Carter, Chuck Rainey, Tony Levin, Anthony Jackson, and Will Lee.

Hiromi Uehara Trio Project: Dancando no Paraiso
Bass Videos

Hiromi Uehara Trio Project: Dancando no Paraiso

A big happy birthday to one of the legends of bass, Anthony Jackson. We’re celebrating today with this video of the Hiromi Uehara Trio Project’s live performance of “Dancando no Paraiso” at Jazz à Vienne in 2011. Smoking!

Bass Transcription: Anthony Jackson’s Bass Line on Michel Camilo’s “We Three”
Transcriptions

Bass Transcription: Anthony Jackson’s Bass Line on Michel Camilo’s “We Three”

Anthony Jackson is one of the most versatile bass players in the music scene and a real innovator in the 6-string bass (or contrabass guitar) that he developed in the seventies. He is known as a session musician working with artists like Diane Ross, Chaka Khan, Steely Dan, and Steve Khan, but he made a very important body of work...

Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass
Basses

Fodera Reveals Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid Bass

Fodera revealed their fourth and final Masterbuilt bass for the year, and it’s incredible. The Masterbuilt Yin Yang Hybrid combines two signature instruments to pay tribute to their respective owners: Victor Wooten and Anthony Jackson. “Not only are these two artists pioneers in their craft, but also in instrument design through our collaborative relationship,” the company writes. “It was because...

Hiromi Uehara Trio Project: Flashback
Bass Videos

Hiromi Uehara Trio Project: Flashback

Hiromi’s “Trio Project” is one I’ve always loved, thanks to some monster musicians. The trio took the stage on July 25, 2015, in Japan, with Anthony Jackson on bass and Simon Phillips on drums. Here’s their performance of “Flashback” from that show.

Your Top 10 Bass Albums
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Your Top 10 Bass Albums

Q: I’m curious. What are your top 10 bass albums. What albums do you think everybody should hear? A: I hesitated to answer this because of the inherently subjective nature of the question. My top 10 albums are not likely to coincide with yours, but I ultimately decided that for that reason alone, I should answer the question! Maybe I’ll...

Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published
Sheet Music & Instruction

Paul Simon Bass Transcriptions Published

Transcriptionist Aidan Hampson has turned his talents to to the work of prolific singer/songwriter Paul Simon. His latest book, The Best of Paul Simon for Bass, features bass lines created by some of the greatest: Anthony Jackson, Tony Levin and Bakithi Kumalo on fretless bass. The book includes 12 songs: Mother and Child Reunion Me and Julio Down by the...

Anthony Jackson Forced to Sit Out Hiromi Trio Performances
News

Anthony Jackson Forced to Sit Out Hiromi Trio Performances

Several dates of Hiromi Uehara’s trio concerts have been rearranged after the pianist announced that bass legend Anthony Jackson has suffered a medical emergency. Details are slim, but Hiromi posted the news to her Facebook page: “We regret to inform the public that Anthony Jackson is experiencing an unanticipated medical situation,” a statement read. “As such, for the upcoming Blue...