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Yellowjackets Release “Raising Our Voice”
New Albums

Yellowjackets Release “Raising Our Voice”

Legendary fusion band Yellowjackets have released a new album called Raising Our Voice, which pushes into new territory by featuring vocalist Luciana Souza on seven of its thirteen tracks. The usually instrumental band used the opportunity to continue their sonic explorations. “The band keeps moving forward,” says longtime saxophonist Bob Mintzer. “It’s one of the few partnership bands in the...

The Yellowjackets Release Album with New Bassist
New Albums

The Yellowjackets Release Album with New Bassist

The Yellowjackets have released their first album with Australian virtuoso bassist Dane Alderson. The album, Cohearence, features jazz fusion, a rendition of the folk song “Shenandoah,” and a closing track with a chamber-jazz feel. The band, which released its debut album under the Yellowjackets name in 1981 after forming in 1977 as the Robben Ford Group, introduced the music on...

Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive, Featuring Dane Alderson: The Red Cat
Bass Videos

Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive, Featuring Dane Alderson: The Red Cat

Dane Alderson is one of my favorite bassists, and this video is a great example of why. Recorded with Troy Roberts’ Nu-Jive at the Charles Hotel in Perth in 2011, Alderson fills out the groove perfectly with a round, modern tone and tasteful fills. He then takes an extended solo starting at 6:15 with lots of great twists and turns...

Dane Alderson: Bass Solo on “Liberty City”
Bass Videos

Dane Alderson: Bass Solo on “Liberty City”

Here’s an incredible video of bassist Dane Alderson taking a solo on Jaco Pastorius’ “Liberty City” during a gig at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth, Australia. Alderson and drummer Andy Fisenden start off with simmer before building into a raucous finale with the band. The bassist says the performance is a bit of a tribute to Pastorius and Richard...

Damian Erskine, Federico Malaman and Dane Alderson NAMM Jam
Bass Videos

Damian Erskine, Federico Malaman and Dane Alderson NAMM Jam

Once again, we have proof that all you really need is bass. (Well, maybe with a little help from Andrew Fisenden, who is doing some nifty percussion work.) Here’s Damian Erskine, Federico Malaman and Dane Alderson performing at the TecAmp booth at NAMM last month. As we like to say, “the only thing better than one bass is three…” (or...

Victor Wooten and Dane Alderson Jam
Bass Videos

Victor Wooten and Dane Alderson Jam

Following their bass clinics at Thump Music’s event last year, Victor Wooten and Dane Alderson took the stage to jam. Eventually, the duo gets to their version of “The Chicken”. Thanks to Alejandro Perez, who sent us videos of Dane.

thumpR: Nail in the Coffin
Bass Videos

thumpR: Nail in the Coffin

Check out the great Australian bass player, Dane Alderson, and his solo on this tune by thumpR called “Nail in the Coffin”: