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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Laugh About It
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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Laugh About It

Tedeschi Trucks recently released Let Me Get By, the first to feature bass monster Tim Lefebvre since he joined up nearly three years ago. The band killed it in the studio, but this clip from Austin City Limits goes to show they’re hitting their stride in live situations, too. This clip of “Laugh About It” has all the right ingredients...

Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases “Let Me Get By”
New Albums

Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases “Let Me Get By”

The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s third studio album, Let Me Get By, is also the group’s first with bassist Tim Lefebvre, known for his work in jazz and funk circles and on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar. Let Me Get By is the first featuring all band-penned songs, and the first album for co-bandleader Derek Trucks, since the Allman Brothers Band...

TTB Bassist on Bowie’s Last Album
New Albums

TTB Bassist on Bowie’s Last Album

Tedeschi Trucks Band bassist Tim Lefebvre is the holder of a very particular and heartbreaking musical honor. He was the bassist on David Bowie’s final studio recording, Blackstar. Blackstar was released on Bowie’s 69th birthday on January 8, just two days before the rock legend’s Jan. 10 death following a previously publicly unknown 18-month battle with cancer. The album’s producer,...

Let Me Get By: An Interview with Tim Lefebvre
Interviews

Let Me Get By: An Interview with Tim Lefebvre

Tim Lefebvre has a knack for bringing his voice to any musical situation, and it’s a skill that has brought him tons of incredible opportunities. He’s played with the world’s top artists from Elvis Costello to Donald Fagen to Wayne Krantz and more. He’s played in the house band for Saturday Night Live and a host of TV and movie...

KNOWER with Tim Lefebvre: Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover
Bass Videos

KNOWER with Tim Lefebvre: Daft Punk “Get Lucky” Cover

Interestingly, this cover covers both the electronic era of Daft Punk and the current era which features more live instruments. For the “live instruments” part, KNOWER has teamed up with the ever-funky Tim Lefebvre on the bass.

Review: Rudder’s Live Rockwood Music Hall NYC DVD
Reviews

Review: Rudder’s Live Rockwood Music Hall NYC DVD

Following on from their first two left-field grooving studio albums Matorning and Rudder, the funky band have released a DVD recorded last year in New York. I got the chance to ask the band the rationale behind the release of the DVD. Bassist Tim Lefebvre shares, “Well, we wanted to document the vibe of the month long tour of Europe...

Donny McCaslin Releases Perpetual Motion, Featuring Tim LeFebvre
New Albums

Donny McCaslin Releases Perpetual Motion, Featuring Tim LeFebvre

Jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin has released his ninth solo album, Perpetual Motion, featuring the electric bass talents of Tim LeFebvre. The 10-track album is full of odd meter grooves and rich harmonies, creating a very hip and modern vibe. LeFebvre’s bass really shines on “Firefly,” a tune that begins with an eerie bass solo that builds into the sax’s theme,...

Bass Videos

Rudder: Floater live

Our very own Phil Wain shares this video of Rudder performing live in a VPROJazzLive broadcast in Amsterdam earlier this month. Rudder includes Tim Lefebvre on bass, Chris Cheek on sax, Henry Hey on keyboards and Keith Carlock on drums. Check out Phil’s review of the band’s album, Matorning.

Concerts & Tours

Rudder announces European tour

Rudder, featuring Tim Lefebvre on bass, Chris Cheek on saxes, Henry Hey on keys and Keith Carlock on drums, is hitting the road in March for a tour across Europe. The tour is in support of their latest release, Matorning (read our review). Dates: Mar 1: Porgy & Bess in Vienna Mar 3: Charlie Wrights in London Mar 4 &...

What's Spinning

What’s Spinning for… John Goldsby

I am doing a Mingus project in May with the WDR Big Band, so I have been checking out Mingus’s music recently. He has left such a legacy on several levels: his bass playing, his rhythm section playing, his band leading and his composing. All of those aspects of Mingus’s music are interconnected, and he really made strong contributions in...

Reviews

A review of Wayne Krantz – Krantz Carlock Lefebvre 2009

Krantz Carlock Lefebvre is the first studio document of a trio that has been performing together since 1997, although Wayne Krantz regularly releases live recordings from his website. It’s also Krantz’s first studio album under his own name for fifteen years. Krantz is a phenomenal guitarist, and this is a record that guitarists will reference for years to come. Krantz...

Reviews

A Review of Rudder’s “Matorning”

Matorning should carry a warning sticker, something like “Listening to this record while in public may make you look like a complete lunatic”. The grooves are that infectious. This is a jazz record in the widest and best sense, and it features an improvisational groove music that swings like crazy. But it features few solos in the traditional sense and...