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“S’Low Down” Marks The Triumphant Return of Wooten and Bailey’s Bass Extremes
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“S’Low Down” Marks The Triumphant Return of Wooten and Bailey’s Bass Extremes

Two decades after their last release, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey have unleashed the third Bass Extremes album. “S’Low Down” features the virtuosos with drummer extraordinaire Gregg Bissonette and a huge supporting cast.

Wooten, Bailey, & Bissonette Announce Bass Extremes Album Details, Tour Dates
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Wooten, Bailey, & Bissonette Announce Bass Extremes Album Details, Tour Dates

Ever since they first teased it in 2018, we’ve been dying to hear what the new Bass Extremes album will sound like. Now Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and Gregg Bissonette have unveiled more about it. They’ve also unveiled a set of tour dates.

Béla Fleck Releases “My Bluegrass Heart” with Meyer, Schatz, Masat, and Kowert
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Béla Fleck Releases “My Bluegrass Heart” with Meyer, Schatz, Masat, and Kowert

No matter the genre, Béla Fleck has always kept the best of musical company in his bands. That goes especially for bassists, and his new album “My Bluegrass Heart” continues that trend.

Ma, Duncan, Meyer, and Thile Announce “Not Our First Goat Rodeo” Tour
Concerts & Tours

Ma, Duncan, Meyer, and Thile Announce “Not Our First Goat Rodeo” Tour

For the first time in nearly a decade, the powerhouse quartet of Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile will be touring the U.S. The group will bring music from “The Goat Rodeo Sessions” and “Not Our First Goat Rodeo” to nine cities.

Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
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Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussain: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

While reviewing their “Tiny Desk” archives, NPR found some that hadn’t been shared on their Youtube channel, like this one. Recorded in July 2010, here’s an excellent clip of Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, and Zakir Hussain performing “Bubbles” and “Bahar”.

Edgar Meyer and Crew Return with “Not Our First Goat Rodeo”
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Edgar Meyer and Crew Return with “Not Our First Goat Rodeo”

The amazing supergroup of Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile have teamed up once again for an album called “Not Our First Goat Rodeo”.

Bass Players To Know: Edgar Meyer
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: Edgar Meyer

There’s nothing like being in a symphony hall and experiencing the sound of a double bass. The tone of the instrument is enhanced by the beauty of the room and the reverence for hundreds of years of Western musical culture. The low, resonant notes fill the space like fresh coffee being poured into your favorite mug; they are rich and...

Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer: Solar, Live 2016
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Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer: Solar, Live 2016

One of the best concerts I saw in 2015 was the duo of double bass virtuosos Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer. Besides being unbelievable technicians, their musicality and rapport was astounding. This year they took the show on the road to the UK. Here’s a smoking clip of McBride and Meyer tearing through the jazz standard “Solar”. McBride kicks things...

Edgar Meyer and Victor Wooten: Webbed Feet
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Edgar Meyer and Victor Wooten: Webbed Feet

We’re celebrating Edgar Meyer’s birthday today with an awesome throwback bass duet with Victor Wooten. The pair has fun with Meyer’s original tune “Webbed Feet” in this 1991 clip from Kentucky Educational Television’s “The Lonesome Pine Specials”. Both bassists push their instruments to the limit while making musical jests over the light-hearted groove. “Webbed Feet” first appeared on Meyer’s 1987...

Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Team Up For Bass Duo Tour
Concerts & Tours

Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Team Up For Bass Duo Tour

Double bass virtuosos Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer are teaming up for a duo tour this October. The tour begins in Edmonds, Washington at the Edmonds Center for the Arts before bouncing around the country over seven dates including several college appearances. The final performance is slated for October 30th at Emerson University’s Schwartz Center for the Arts in Atlanta,...

Bassists Get Some Love in Grammy Category
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Bassists Get Some Love in Grammy Category

It looks like at least one Grammy category is a bass-ic affair this year. Superstar session bassist/sideman Nathan East has received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Nathan East, his self-titled solo album debut. East has worked with a wide variety of artists in his long career, from Eric Clapton to Stevie Wonder to Michael McDonald. His...

Edgar Meyer Re-teams with Chris Thile for “Bass & Mandolin”
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Edgar Meyer Re-teams with Chris Thile for “Bass & Mandolin”

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer have recorded as a duo for the first time since 2008, and the results are breathtaking. The simple album title, describes what you’ll hear on the record from two virtuoso players. Thile handles mandolin (and guitar) and Meyer, of course, is on double bass (and piano). Meyer is MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award recipient and four-time...