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Solo Bass Night Series Launching This November
Events

Solo Bass Night Series Launching This November

Ariane Cap and Josh Cohen have teamed up to create Solo Bass Night, a performance series that features and promotes solo bass music. The concerts have their roots from an event nearly 15 years ago.

Bass of the Week: PHD Guitars Kai Eckhardt Signature Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: PHD Guitars Kai Eckhardt Signature Bass

PHD Bass Guitars luthier Parizad Hatcher recently shared photos of her latest creation for bass master Kai Eckhardt, and it’s stunning. Built as a signature model, the bass is a single cut fretless featuring some amazing woodworking.

Fur Peace Ranch Announces 2016 Bass Workshops
Events

Fur Peace Ranch Announces 2016 Bass Workshops

Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch and Arts Center has announced its lineup of bass workshops for 2016, and it’s bound to be a good year. Kaukonen’s Hot Tuna partner and regular FPR educator Jack Casady will return while bassists Kai Eckhardt and Bobby Vega will teach their own workshops this summer and fall. First up will be Eckhardt, who will...

Kai Eckhardt: Freestyle Afro-tastic Uber Slap Bass
Bass Videos

Kai Eckhardt: Freestyle Afro-tastic Uber Slap Bass

Damian Erskine shared this video of Kai Eckhardt demonstrating a drone exercise, with moving chords and polyrhythms. Kai says it is a work in progress, with the goal of “[combining] the power of funk bass slap with the sophistication of jazz harmony, Indian tabla beatz and African trance.” Have a video to share? Send it to videos@notreble.com.

New Albums

Kai Eckhardt: New Live Performances

Kai Eckhardt and Blue Coast Records producer Cookie Marenco hit the studio last week and recorded Kai performing four new solo pieces. The duo used a new recording technique called E.S.E. (Extended Sound Environment), which “brings the Live performance to you in a holographic sound experience”. The team used five microphones and Kai played three of his instruments during the...

Kai Eckhardt: Bass Solo
Bass Videos

Kai Eckhardt: Bass Solo

Check out Kai Eckhardt taking a solo during a performance with John McLaughlin. John digs it.