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Ask Damian Erskine, Columns

Ask Damian Erskine: Learning and transcribing

Q: I was listening to one of your YouTube videos and thought I heard similar lines that I’ve heard Jaco play (like a run in “Havona”). Regardless, I would like to tackle some of these parts. Do you just have a great ear or did you start out with charts to learn such fast lines? A: Thanks man! It’s interesting...

Concerts & Tours

Stanley Clarke Tour Update (with Corea, Clarke, White)

Stanley Clarke is continuing with the Corea, Clarke and White reunion tour through December. If you have not gotten the chance to see them live yet they are well worth checking out. From first hand experience the show is unbelievable. The upcoming dates for November and December include: 11/02/2009 Wiener Konzerthaus-Vienna AUSTRIA 11/03/2009 Fabrik – Hamburg GERMANY 11/04/2009 Tonhalle-Dusseldorf GERMANY...

Bass Videos

Brad Russell & Steve Smith: Spain

Today’s featured vid showcases the great bass work of Brad Russell, playing Chick Corea’s “Spain” to a recording with drummer Steve Smith. Brad is a freelance bassist who has worked with Clarence Clemmons, Pat Travers, Ric Derringer and Peter Cetera.

Columns, Ray's Raving About...

Ray’s Raving About… NPR Music

I am a big fan of talk radio and I especially like the programs on NPR (National Public Radio). In this “rave” I wanted to spotlight the music section on the NPR web site. NPR Music has so many cool things to offer including concerts, studio session, interviews, reviews, etc. There is something for everyone found here and countless hours...

Bass Videos

Fabio Valdemarin: Got a Match?

Holy smokes, this hardly seems fair. Check out Fabio Valdemarin playing ALL the parts to Chick Corea’s “Got a Match?” For more on Fabio, check out his web site. He’s also made this video available for download (in stereo and HD).

Concerts & Tours

Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea and Lenny White tour announced

Bassist Stanley Clarke is rejoining Chick Corea and Lenny White for a world tour, starting September 2, 2009. The first show, at the Hollywood Bowl, will also feature Chaka Khan, Jean Luc Ponty and original Return to Forever guitarist Bill Connors! Connors’s appearance with the trio will mark the first Return To Forever reunion with the original members (the last...

New Albums

Manhattan Transfer’s “Songbook” features Christian McBride guest appearance

Jazz vocal group, Manhattan Transfer, is wrapping up their long-awaited new release, The Chick Corea Songbook, with the help of guest bassist Christian McBride. The release features vocal interpretations of popular songs from Corea’s vast library, including “Free Samba”, a new tune written for the album. Other guest musicians include Fred Hersch, Airto, Edsel Gomez, Lou Marini and Alex Acuna....

New Albums

Bunny Brunel: Ivanhoe re-released

Bunny Brunel‘s Ivanhoe, originally released in 1983, has been reissued by Planet Blue label today. The CD features eight original compositions by Brunel, with appearances by Chick Corea on Mini-Moog and Fender Rhodes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Stanley Clarke on bass, Tony Williams on drums, Joe Farrell on saxophone, Bill Watrous on trombone, Tom Brechtlein on drums and Don Alias...