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The Immediate Family’s long-awaited album, “Slippin’ and Slidin’”, is finally here. The EP is the first U.S. release from the band, which is made up of session legends Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Steve Postell, and Leland Sklar.
Steve Bailey, John Patitucci, and Victor Wooten are continuing their weekly bass webinar this Thursday. The “Pick Bass and Beyond” roundtable discussion is slated to include some of the most prominent pick players of our instrument.
Fifteen years since their debut album, afro-psych soul outfit The Budos Band has returned with Long In The Tooth. The horn-heavy record is full of unshakeable grooves.
Bassists and renowned teachers Matt Brewer and Orlando le Fleming are teaming up for a special bass masterclass on Monday. The hour-long session will focus on jazz bass topics as well as what it takes to be a sideman in New York City.
Johnnie Gilmore has just released a gorgeous new EP. The five-song “When You Come Home” features the bassist in a totally solo setting in which he fills out the melody, harmony, and percussion with just his bass.
Colin Trusedell has released a new solo album written and recorded this spring called The Quarantine Chronicles. Written and performed entirely on the acoustic bass guitar, the 10-song collection takes a different path than his six previous albums.
After Percy Jones announced his departure last week, Brand X has announced his replacement for their upcoming tour. Virtuoso bassist Jeff Berlin will be filling the spot.
Following their inaugural in August, BassCon Online will be returning this fall with a three-day online bass fest in November. This go-around, dubbed BCO2, will feature special guests Hadrien Feraud, Yolanda Charles, Tim Lefebvre, and David Ellefson.
Last year, double bass virtuoso Leon Bosch put forth an album of all new music to help expand the instrument’s solo repertoire. Now he’s done it again with a new release. “The South African Double Bass” features eight brand new pieces.
Rap icons Public Enemy have returned with What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?, which is their first new album in three years. Bass on the album is handled by producer C-Doc as well as Trevor Helt and The Oddysy’s Kevin Jacoby.
The Deftones have returned with Ohms, which marks the band’s ninth album. The first since 2016’s Gore, it sees the band reuniting with producer Terry Date, who helped the band craft their classic albums Adrenaline, Around the Fur, and White Pony. “The decision to bring Terry back in on this album was definitely based on the history that the band...
Rufus Reid’s instructional book “The Evolving Bassist” has been the benchmark for jazz bass education for decades. After releasing a Millennium Edition in 2000, the book is now available in a digital format for the first time.