Leland Sklar is known for his amazing playing as well as his big heart. The legendary session bassist is showing that once again by auctioning off one of his basses to benefit the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.
After releasing two EPs, Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family have dropped a full-length self-titled album. The new album was recorded over three days at Jackson Browne’s studio in Los Angeles and includes tracks from the previous releases.
It has been a while since we shared one of Leland Sklar’s videos. In this one, Lee plays along to one of his favorite tracks (“Everyday”) from James Taylor’s 1985 record, “That’s Why I’m Here”, and shares the story behind it.
After dropping their U.S. debut EP last fall, The Immediate Family has returned with a follow-up release. “Can’t Stop Progress” features all originals written by the band’s all-star lineup, including Leland Sklar.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.