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New Paperback Edition of Mike Visceglia’s “A View From the Side” Released

Top session bassist Mike Visceglia committed the experience of being a pro bassist to print with his book A View From the Side, which is now available in a new paperback edition. Visceglia, well-known for his work with John Cale and Suzanne Vega, has also played/performed with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Phoebe Snow and Bette Midler. The...

Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Cort Jeff Berlin Signature RITHIMIC Bass

Okay, bass lovin’ people, how about a bass that strives to be… plain? Well not completely plain, but just a basic, good bass. Kind of refreshing since most new basses to hit the market usually make strides to separate themselves from the herd, and then ask us to believe it, then buy it at a premium. Not saying that Cort...


Jeff Berlin and Cort Announce Signature RITHIMIC Bass

Jeff Berlin has teamed up with Cort for a new signature bass for 2014. Dubbed the RITHIMIC, the model features an alder body with a striking padouk and spalted maple top with a matching spalted headstock. Its hard rock maple neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The bass is set up to Berlin’s liking with low action and a...


Dean Introduces USA Jeff Berlin Basic Bass

Dean Guitars has released a new bass to their Signature Series with the USA Jeff Berlin Basic. Made in the USA, the new model scales things back from the Patchwork bass while keeping the design’s strengths in place. The Jeff Berlin Basic features bolt-on construction with an alder body, a maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. It’s fitted with a...

New Albums

Jeff Berlin Releases “Low Standards”

Jeff Berlin has followed up his last release, High Standards, with another standards-focused album. Low Standards offers up lesser-known charts, with acoustic bassist/pianist Richard Drexler and drummer Mike Clark. This is a record which finds Berlin stretching out. “I wanted to play on a four stringed electric bass as a guitarist or pianist might play in the same situation,” Berlin...

New Albums

Scott Henderson, Jeff Berlin and Dennis Chambers Release “HBC”

The trio of guitarist Scott Henderson, bassist Jeff Berlin and drummer Dennis Chambers have been playing together for years, have released their debut album, HBC. The album consists of covers of the members’ collective influences, including tunes by Weather Report, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham, along with some original tunes by Henderson and Berlin. “The trio is all about interplay,”...

Player News

New Jeff Berlin Album Coming In February

Jeff Berlin will be following up his 2010 release, High Standards with the ironically titled album, Low Standards. Besides the pun, the moniker comes as the group will feature Richard Drexler on upright bass as well as piano. Rounding out the trio is drummer Mike Clark, who spent time playing for Herbie Hancock in the Headhunters. “I prepared for it...

Concerts & Tours

Jeff Berlin to Tour in New All-Star Fusion Trio

Jeff Berlin will part of an all-star jazz fusion trio set to tour the East Coast in September. Filled out by guitarist Scott Henderson and drummer Mike Clark, the group starts in Sellersville, Pennsylvania before snaking up the coast then west to Ohio and ending in Chicago, Illinois on October 2nd. Berlin, who describes the group as the “Clapton-Bruce-Baker of...


Jeff Berlin and Players School to Host One Week “Intensive Music” Program

Jeff Berlin and his Players School of Music has announced a “One Week Intensive Music Program” will take place in September. The event is open to bassists, guitarists, keyboardists and drummers of all skill levels. “I’ve said so many negative things about so much of music education, that my reputation is riding upon the very improvement that I promise to...


A Review of Jeff Berlin’s “High Standards”

If you’ve followed Jeff Berlin‘s career, you know he loves jazz and has released quite a few jazz and fusion solo albums. His latest, High Standards, is the first to feature jazz standards and consists entirely of Berlin and his trio’s spectacular take on nine well chosen tunes. The trio includes Berlin on electric bass, Richard Drexler on piano and...

Bass Videos

Jean Bisello: Bach Prelude II

Some may remember Jeff Berlin doing this song as a bass/piano duet on his album “Pump it!”. In this video renowned French bass player Jean Bisello plays both parts on his bass (with a short introduction for those of you who speak French).

Bass Videos

Victor Wooten and Jeff Berlin Jam Session

Two masters at work. ‘Nuff said.