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Wayman Tisdale’s “Absolute Greatest Hits” Released
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Wayman Tisdale’s “Absolute Greatest Hits” Released

During his “second” career, the late Wayman Tisdale completed nine albums – four of which reached #1 on the jazz charts in the U.S. A new compilation album, The Absolute Greatest Hits, has been released by Artistry Music, featuring twelve tracks from Wayman’s albums. The compilation includes guest appearances by George Duke and Toby Keith. Before Wayman’s musical career, he...

The Wayman Tisdale Story Released
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The Wayman Tisdale Story Released

The late Wayman Tisdale, the NBA star-turned-bassist who enjoyed success in both careers, is now the focus of a newly released feature-length documentary. The Wayman Tisdale Story recounts the life of the former basketball player and jazz bassist who lost his battle with bone cancer in 2009. With interviews ranging from Michael Jordan to Dave Koz to Toby Keith, it’s...

Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live
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Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live

Stanley Clarke’s 2002 concert performance at Musicians Institute in Hollywood closed with a bang, with a stage full of bassists performing Clarke’s “School Days” for the audience. Clarke is joined by Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller, and most take a solo. The entire concert was released as...

The Fonk Record: Wayman Tisdale’s Final Release
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The Fonk Record: Wayman Tisdale’s Final Release

Nearly a year and a half after the passing of basketball star and jazz bassist Wayman Tisdale comes the release of his final album, The Fonk Record. The 11-song album was 12 years in the making, with three funk legends lending support, including George Clinton, George Duke and the late Ali Woodson. Tisdale collaborated over those 12 years with Derek...

In Memoriam

RIP Wayman Tisdale

We’re sad to report that former NBA player and bassist Wayman Tisdale has passed away, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44. Tisdale was in the NBA for twelve seasons, followed by a successful career as a jazz musician, releasing eight albums between 1995 and 2008. SWR Amps ran a nice piece about Wayne today on their web...