Jason Raso has released a new album called “Stringspan” that compiles fifteen songs from a decade of collaborations. Special guests on the record include bass royalty like Billy Sheehan, Stuart Hamm, Rich Brown, and Alain Caron.
Back in July, Mike Portnoy, Stu Hamm, Paulie Z, Walter Ino got together virtually to record something in support of the David Z Foundation. They chose Rush’s “YYZ” as the tune, and Stu threw in some cool slap and tap lines throughout.
The Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp has expanded their online masterclasses with three more bass sessions with three amazing bass players: Stuart Hamm, Tony Franklin, and Mike Kroeger. Each of the virtual classes allows you to interact with the players directly.
The Berklee Bass Department/Bass Vault weekly bass hang is on again with an incredible lineup. Hosted by Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and John Patitucci, “Solo Bass-Shed” will focus on bassists known for their solo work. The lineup includes Stu Hamm, Michael Manring, Janek Gwizdala, Hadrien Feraud, and Damian Erskine.
Drummer Gergo Borlai has just released his new album, The Missing Song, which serves as a tribute to all the influential drummers that have inspired him. Although it’s drum-centric, Borlai is joined by an unbelievable cast of bassists for the record.
Ove Bosch has announced a new online bass camp called BassCon Online. Bosch, who was the organizer and host of the Warwick Bass Camp, has confirmed four top-shelf bassists for the event: Leland Sklar, Stuart Hamm, John Patitucci, and Guy Pratt.
Ariane Cap and Josh Cohen have teamed up to create Solo Bass Night, a performance series that features and promotes solo bass music. The concerts have their roots from an event nearly 15 years ago.
Jason Raso recently sent us this video, and it is a ton of fun. Thanks to a hilarious intro, we learned that Jason’s goal back in 1991 was to record with Stuart Hamm. 28 years later, it happened.
During the 2019 NAMM show, there was an epic jam at the Baked Potato Jazz Club in Studio City, California. Guitarist Alex Skolnick, cellist Tina Guo, along with bassists Mohini Dey and Stuart Hamm, took the stage and lit it up.
Stu Hamm has announced a new solo bass CD and an accompanying tour. The Diary of Patrick Xavier promises to be an intimate listen, according to the bassist. “My new project [is] a deeply personal Solo Bass CD based on my real life experiences, (and one AMAZING coincidence), that happened to me over the last few years,” he wrote on...
Gigs tend to dry up for bassists during the winter months (besides holiday work), making it the perfect time to start composing new music for the spring. Whether you’re a seasoned composer or just starting out on the bass, writing music will help you grow as a player and musician. We compiled some advice from the world’s top bass players...
Stuart Clayton is really making lots of progress on his new edition of Giants of Bass. This time around, Clayton is focusing his attention on Stuart Hamm. “This track was written in the style of the instrumental jazz/rock tunes that Stuart recorded on his first three albums back in the late eighties and early nineties,” Clayton shared. “It features open...