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Percy Jones and PAKT Release Live Album
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Percy Jones and PAKT Release Live Album

Back in June, Percy Jones announced his new supergroup, PAKT, which includes Alex Skolnick, Kenny Grohowski, and Tim Motzer. The band had a handful of performances, and now the first show has been released as their debut live recording.

Percy Jones and PAKT Announce Album, Tour Dates
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Percy Jones and PAKT Announce Album, Tour Dates

Fretless bass wizard Percy Jones is taking part in a brand new supergroup called PAKT, with Alex Skolnick, Kenny Grohowski, and Tim Motzer. The band will have an album out in July with a handful of tour dates to support the release.

Bailey, Wooten, and Pattituci to Host “Fretless Bass Pioneers” Webinar
Events

Bailey, Wooten, and Pattituci to Host “Fretless Bass Pioneers” Webinar

This week’s Berklee Bass Department webinar will feature heroes of the fretless bass. Guests will include Tony Franklin, Percy Jones, Gary Willis, Steve DiGiorgio, Alain Caron, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael Manring, and Mark Egan.

Percy Jones Leaves Brand X
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Percy Jones Leaves Brand X

Four years after joining the band’s latest reunion, Percy Jones has left the ranks of Brand X. The bassist, who co-founded the band in 1974, made the announcement on Facebook.

Tony Senatore: Shapla
Bass Videos

Tony Senatore: Shapla

Tony Senatore is a 12-string bass expert, which is why he released his DVD, A 12-string Bass X-ploration several years ago. Diving into lessons on how to utilize the instrument in bass and melodic functions, the footage also includes three music videos. Senatore recently released one of the music videos for “Shapla,” and it’s a beast. The song is a...

Percy Jones Releases Debut With MJ12 Project
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Percy Jones Releases Debut With MJ12 Project

Instrumental jazz/fusion/prog band MJ12, featuring Percy Jones (Brand X, Soft Machine, David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Steve Hackett) has released its self-titled debut album. The band draws its name from “Majestik 12, which was supposedly a group of 12 scientists and engineers assembled in the late 40s to investigate UFOs,” Jones said. There’s speculation as to whether the group actually existed....

Brand X Official Bootleg Released
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Brand X Official Bootleg Released

The personnel of Brand X ebbed and flowed over the years for the jazz fusion band. Famed drummer and vocalist Phil Collins was often a member, and one of the more stalwart presences in the both the band’s mid-1970s-to-1980 and 1992-99 incarnations was bassist Percy Jones (Tunnels, ex-Soft Machine) who appears on a new Official Bootleg Series Release, Brand X:...

Percy Jones and BangTower Release New Single from Upcoming Album
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Percy Jones and BangTower Release New Single from Upcoming Album

Three years ago, bassist Percy Jones, guitarist/engineer/producer Neil Citron and drummer Walter Garces released their debut as the band known as BangTower. The trio is back with a new release, coming later this year. BangTower has released the first track, “This is My Town”, which features a first for the band: Citron’s vocals. Jones, a fretless bass pioneer, made his...

The Fusion Syndicate: Billy Sherwood Releases New Album Featuring an All-Star Cast of Bass Players
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The Fusion Syndicate: Billy Sherwood Releases New Album Featuring an All-Star Cast of Bass Players

Following the release of The Prog Collective, former Yes guitarist Billy Sherwood’s companion album, The Fusion Syndicate is now out and features the same sort of dream team line-up Sherwood assembled for the first one. Sherwood composed, produced and recorded the tracks with help from bassists Jimmy Haslip, Billy Sheehan, Colin Edwin, Percy Jones and Justin Chancellor, as well as...

Percy Jones and BangTower Announce Plans for 2012 Tour
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Percy Jones and BangTower Announce Plans for 2012 Tour

Progressive rock/fusion group BangTower is gearing up for a tour with the release of several new music videos over the coming weeks. Bassist Percy Jones anchors the trio, which also features guitarist Neil Citron and drummer Walter Garces for the coming tour. The video releases will include tracks from the band’s most recent release, Casting Shadows, as well as footage...

An Interview with Percy Jones
Interviews

An Interview with Percy Jones

Percy Jones is one of the definitive figures who carved out a role for the fretless bass and helped establish its place on the contemporary music scene. Best known for his work with jazz-fusion band Brand X, Percy collaborated with likes of Phil Collins and Robin Lumley. Brand X’s early 70’s debut Unorthodox Behaviour established the band as one of...

Edo Castro Releases Sacred Graffiti
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Edo Castro Releases Sacred Graffiti

Edo Castro has just released his third solo album, entitled Sacred Graffiti. The CD showcases Castro’s innovative bass looping and use of the Ebow to create introspective and artful songs. For the album, Castro called upon his Expandable Trio, consisting of guitarist Erik Lindquist and drummer Alex Aspinall, as well as bass virtuosos Michael Manring, David Friesen and Percy Jones....