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Jeff Berlin Honors Jack Bruce on “Jack Songs”
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Jeff Berlin Honors Jack Bruce on “Jack Songs”

In 2014, the world lost a musical giant with the passing of Jack Bruce. Jeff Berlin began working on a tribute album shortly after his passing, and now that album is available as “Jack Songs,” with an unreal cast of musicians.

Christian McBride and Ron Carter to Headline DC JazzFest
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Christian McBride and Ron Carter to Headline DC JazzFest

The nation’s capital will be swinging hard this year during the DC JazzFest as bass masters Christian McBride and Ron Carter will be among the headliners.

ISB Virtual Bass Fest Set for June 10 & 11
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ISB Virtual Bass Fest Set for June 10 & 11

The International Society of Bassists is bringing back their Virtual Bass Festival for 2022. The two-day event will be held June 10th and 11th, featuring live presentations, an exhibit hall, “ISB After Hours” nightly hangs, and more.

Ron Carter Publishes “Carter-isms: Bossa Nova Bass Lines”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Ron Carter Publishes “Carter-isms: Bossa Nova Bass Lines”

Ron Carter has been a definitive voice on the bass in jazz for many reasons: his note choices, his reharmonizations, his feel, and his swagger. Now you can learn his bossa style directly from the master in his new book, “Carter-isms.”

Wooten, Bailey, & Bissonette Announce Bass Extremes Album Details, Tour Dates
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Wooten, Bailey, & Bissonette Announce Bass Extremes Album Details, Tour Dates

Ever since they first teased it in 2018, we’ve been dying to hear what the new Bass Extremes album will sound like. Now Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and Gregg Bissonette have unveiled more about it. They’ve also unveiled a set of tour dates.

Celebrate Ron Carter’s 85th Birthday at Carnegie Hall
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Celebrate Ron Carter’s 85th Birthday at Carnegie Hall

Jazz legend Ron Carter will be turning 85 on May 4th, 2022, but he’ll be celebrating with the public six days later. The master bassist will be performing with three of his bands at Carnegie Hall.

Nicholas Payton Fulfills Dream With “Smoke Sessions”
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Nicholas Payton Fulfills Dream With “Smoke Sessions”

Like many musicians, multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton dreamed of recording with one of his heroes: Ron Carter. That dream came true and now we can all enjoy the reverie on the new album, “Smoke Sessions”.

Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, and Billy Cobham: Eye Of The Hurricane
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Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, and Billy Cobham: Eye Of The Hurricane

Filmed at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, Switzerland in 1983, here’s Ron Carter with Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham burning the stage down with their performance of “Eye Of The Hurricane”.

Open Studio: Ron Carter Interview
Bass Videos

Open Studio: Ron Carter Interview

Open Studio debuted their conversation with the legendary Ron Carter for their podcast earlier this month. And it is fantastic. The bass legend shares stories on his work with many artists, his transcription book, music education, and more.

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.

Ron Carter Publishes “Chartography – Reinvented Transcriptions”
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Ron Carter Publishes “Chartography – Reinvented Transcriptions”

Jazz master Ron Carter has just released a new book called “Chartography – Reinvented Transcriptions”. Described as a completely new innovation, the book includes five of his performances of “Autumn Leaves” with the Miles Davis Quartet.

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.