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Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci To Host Billy Cobham Webinar
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Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci To Host Billy Cobham Webinar

The Berklee Bass Department’s weekly webinar will return this Thursday, April 22nd with a special roundtable featuring drum legend Billy Cobham and his bassists.

Julia Hofer: Top 5 Leland Sklar Bass Lines
Bass Videos

Julia Hofer: Top 5 Leland Sklar Bass Lines

Trying to narrow down any list of tracks by Leland Sklar is quite the challenge. But Julia Hofer did the work to put together her case for her top five bass lines by the legend.

Alberto Rigoni’s “For the Love Of Bass” Features All-Star Bassists
New Albums

Alberto Rigoni’s “For the Love Of Bass” Features All-Star Bassists

Alberto Rigoni loves the bass, and he’s just released a new album to prove it. “For the Love of Bass” features a jaw-dropping cast of bassists of many styles.

Berklee Bass Department Announces Paul Jackson Tribute Webinar
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Berklee Bass Department Announces Paul Jackson Tribute Webinar

Paul Jackson’s passing on March 18th sent shockwaves through the music community. Now a staggering list of his musical compatriots will be remembering him in a live webinar hosted by the Berklee Bass Department.

Judith Owen with Leland Sklar and Pedro Segundo: Arianne
Bass Videos

Judith Owen with Leland Sklar and Pedro Segundo: Arianne

Leland Sklar shared this video on Facebook, from a November 2020 session at Judith Owen’s house. In this clip, Judith, Lee, and Pedro Segundo perform “Arianne”, with some tasty lines and harmonics by Lee, who really drives the tune.

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Leland Sklar
2020 Reader Favorites

2020 Reader Favorite Bassists – #2: Leland Sklar

Leland Sklar brought us joy this year during the shutdown, with a run of videos where he shared the back story on so many songs from his career. And if that wasn’t enough, he released a new album with The Immediate Family and published a new book.

10 Bass Books For Your Holiday Wish List
Sheet Music & Instruction

10 Bass Books For Your Holiday Wish List

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s nice to have a few ideas to give your loved ones for gifts for their favorite bassist. That’s why we’ve compiled a handful of our favorite bass-centric books that were released this year.

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci Host The Immediate Family for Free Webinar
Events

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci Host The Immediate Family for Free Webinar

Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci are back this week with a free Zoom webinar in which they’ll talk with the members of The Immediate Family. Denny Tedesco, who is making a film about the group, will also be part of the event.

Leland Sklar: “Here I Am” Playthrough and Discussion
Bass Videos

Leland Sklar: “Here I Am” Playthrough and Discussion

The lockdown has been rough for many of us, but we can count on Leland Sklar to bring some musical goodness during this time. In this one, he covers the story behind - and plays along to - Lyle Lovett’s “Here I Am”.

Leland Sklar Announces New Book, “Everybody Loves Me”
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Leland Sklar Announces New Book, “Everybody Loves Me”

The great Leland Sklar has announced his new book, “Everybody Loves Me”, is now available for order. The “coffee table masterpiece” is filled with over 6,000 unique photos of celebrities and fans in Sklar’s signature pose of flipping the bird.

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release “Slippin’ and Slidin’”
New Albums

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release “Slippin’ and Slidin’”

The Immediate Family’s long-awaited album, “Slippin’ and Slidin’”, is finally here. The EP is the first U.S. release from the band, which is made up of session legends Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Steve Postell, and Leland Sklar.

Zoom Webinar To Remember Rocco Prestia Scheduled for Thursday
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Zoom Webinar To Remember Rocco Prestia Scheduled for Thursday

The bass world lost a legend last week with the passing of Tower of Power bassist Francis “Rocco” Prestia. Now, a huge gathering of the bass community will be getting together to remember him.