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Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass
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Warwick Launches Leland Sklar Signature Bass

After introducing a prototype at NAMM last year, Warwick has launched the Sklar Bass I Signature bass. Made with legendary session bassist Leland Sklar, the hollowbody four-stringer is based on the Star Bass with modifications for Sklar’s liking including an arm support built into the body. The German master-built instrument is built with a carved body crafted from mahogany with...

2016 Reader Favorites – #5: Leland Sklar
2016 Reader Favorites

2016 Reader Favorites – #5: Leland Sklar

What can you say about Leland Sklar that hasn’t already been said? The man just brings it in everything he does. We featured some killer videos this year of Mr. Sklar from throughout his career, and once again, our “Stories Behind the Songs” and Groove episode from the archives continued to be huge hits. 1. James Taylor with Leland Sklar:...

Phil Collins Taps Leland Sklar for New Tour
Concerts & Tours

Phil Collins Taps Leland Sklar for New Tour

Phil Collins has revealed he is coming out of retirement to perform in a tour he’s calling “Not Dead Yet Live!” next summer. The title, which is a play on concerns about his health, is also the title of his new autobiography that comes out this month. Collins has once again tapped bass master Leland Sklar to handle the low...

Tom Barger and Leland Sklar: Jamaica Rendezvous
Bass Videos

Tom Barger and Leland Sklar: Jamaica Rendezvous

Today is Leland Sklar‘s birthday, and we’re celebrating with another great video. If ever you’re looking for a lesson in tone, taste, and time, just look up a video of Lee. (Even better, you should follow him on Facebook.) Here’s a duet he shared of “Jamaica Rendezvous” with the late singer/songwriter Tom Barger. Sklar lays down a tasty groove with...

James Taylor with Leland Sklar: Your Smiling Face, Live 1988
Bass Videos

James Taylor with Leland Sklar: Your Smiling Face, Live 1988

I was going through my records this weekend and realized just how many of them feature the tasteful bass lines of Leland Sklar. Of course, that sent me into a Sklar phase on YouTube, which led me to this great version of James Taylor’s “Your Smiling Face” from 1988. His playing on this track is the perfect mix of anchoring...

2015 Reader Favorites – #5: Leland Sklar
2015 Reader Favorites

2015 Reader Favorites – #5: Leland Sklar

Leland Sklar is known to many in the bass world – and not just for his impressive career. He’s a terrific human being. Leland was our third guest on Groove – The No Treble Podcast, and was featured here in videos and news stories – with his work with Judith Owen and rejoining Toto. Groove – Episode #3: Leland Sklar...

Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells
Bass Videos

Steve Bailey and Friends: Jingle Bells

Steve Bailey has sent out his annual audio Christmas greeting, and this year’s is the biggest yet. As head of the Berklee Bass Department, Bailey brings in featured artists during their visits to the college to make special bass arrangements of holiday carols. This year has Bailey, Sandro Scoccia, Leland Sklar, John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, David Ellefson, Gary Willis, and...

David Hungate Leaves Toto, Leland Sklar Steps In
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David Hungate Leaves Toto, Leland Sklar Steps In

David Hungate’s time in Toto has once again come to an end. The co-founding bassist returned to the fold in 2014 to help record and tour behind Toto XIV after 30 years away from the band, but a new statement explains road life took its toll. “There’s no place like home, particularly after four months on the road,” Hungate wrote....

Judith Owen Announces After Party Tour with Leland Sklar
Concerts & Tours

Judith Owen Announces After Party Tour with Leland Sklar

Welsh singer/songwriter Judith Owen is teaming up again with bass legend Leland Sklar for a handful of U.S. tour dates. Dubbed the “After Party” Tour, the trek will see the duo performing at theaters in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York during mid-September. Sklar has been playing with Owen since recording her album Ebb & Flow last...

Phil Collins, with Leland Sklar: Sussudio, Live 1990
Bass Videos

Phil Collins, with Leland Sklar: Sussudio, Live 1990

We’re celebrating Leland Sklar‘s birthday today with a throwback to his 1990 tour with Phil Collins. This clip from Knebworth has the band digging in on “Sussudio” in front of close to 120,000 fans, and you can tell Sklar is getting into it. The session ace gave us the scoop on this bass line during our Stories Behind the Songs...