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New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.

Fretless Bass with Bunny Brunel

If you’re looking to improve your fretless skills, bassist Bunny Brunel has a new instructional DVD coming out on November 17th. The DVD, Fretless Bass with Bunny Brunel, covers the proper right- and left-hand techniques, pitch, vibrato, and sliding on a fretless bass. The DVD includes 30 minutes of exercises and is a NTSC format, region free DVD release. Running...

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Nikolai Fraiture meets charity goal and releases new album

In October we reported on Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture training to run the New York Marathon and simultaneously doing a fundraiser for New York Road Runners Foundation’s Team For Kids charity. The great news is that Fraiture met is $5,000 goal and completed the marathon in 4 hours 23 minutes and 35 seconds. He had trained for two and half...

Gov’t Mule Releases Album Featuring New Bassist

Gov’t Mule Releases Album Featuring New Bassist

Southern rock jam band Gov’t Mule has released their first new studio album in three years, , which features the latest addition to the group: bassist Jorgen Carlsson. Jorgen, who grew up in Sweden, lives in Los Angeles where he has been a studio owner and musician. He has also formerly played in the band “Low Millions.” Jorgen replaced Andy...

The Best of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings

Ex-Rolling Stone bassist Bill Wyman has released a new album, The Best of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings,. This best-of release features 20 tracks remastered by Jon Astley and a 24-page CD booklet of an exclusive interview with Wyman. The booklet also includes track-by-track commentary by Wyman to give the inside scoop over the recording history of the band. Wyman left...

Live from Bonnaroo 2009 DVD Release Announced

The latest Bonnaroo DVD is set to be released on December 15, 2009. Live from Bonnaroo 2009 includes a wide array of artists and styles, taken from the 140 bands and over 200 shows from the 2009 event, and includes backstage footage and exclusive performances. Bonnaroo takes place each summer, and is hailed by many as one of the premier...

Joëlle Léandre and William Parker “Live at Dunois”

French double bassist Joëlle Léandre has carved a name for herself as one of the best improvisational bassists out there. Her latest release, Joelle Léandre and William Parker Live at Dunois, is a live recording with bassist William Parker where they show off their improvisational chops with a variety of bass techniques and disciplined skill. Léandre and Parker last collaborative...

Them Crooked Vultures announce album release

Them Crooked Vultures, the supergroup made of Led Zeppelin’s bassist John Paul Jones, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, have announced that November 17th will be the date for the release of their self-titled and self-produced album. The record is going to feature the studio versions of songs Them Crooked Vultures has performed live...

Metamesmeric: a new release from Gustaf Fjelstrom (and it’s free!)

Bassist Gustaf Fjelstrom released his new album Metamesmeric which is now available for free download. Metamesmeric lives up to its name, bringing very atmospheric looping bass music to the stage. Fjelstrom uses an NS Design Bass Cello, some simple processing, and a Looperlative LP-1. Fjelstrom was previously playing with the band Maximum Indifference, who released two albums: The Transmutations of...

Expando: the new album by The Eagles’ Timothy Schmit

Eagles’ bassist Timothy Schmit is releasing his fifth solo album, Expando, on October 20th 2009. Expando will feature guest artists Graham Nash, Dwight Yoakam and Kid Rock on background vocals, blues guitarists Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Keb’ Mo’, Van Dyke Parks on accordion, Gary Burton on vibes and keyboardists Garth Hudson of the Band and Benmont Tench of the Heartbreakers....

Sneak Preview: David Pastorius and Local 518’s “Sense of Urgency”

Sneak Preview: David Pastorius and Local 518’s “Sense of Urgency”

Bassist David Pastorius and his band, Local 518, have released their second album in the U.S., Sense of Urgency. The album features Pastorius on bass with Local 518 members Al Brodeur on guitar and keyboards, Bjarne Jannik Kjaer on drums, steel drums and keyboards, Anthony Darmana on percussion and Dijeradoo and Dave Hoag on keyboards. Other performers on the CD...

Devil’s Halo, the new release from Meshell Ndegeocello

Bassist Meshell Ndegeocello has just released Devil’s Halo through the Downtown record label. This is Ndegeocello’s eighth album to date and features live music energy, but thematically resting on loneliness and alcohol. Ndegeocello has explained part of her muse: “I live in Hudson, N.Y., and you can walk the whole town in about 10 minutes. The unifying factor is the...

New Release: BLK JKS “After Robots”

South African psychedelic rock dub group BLK JKS (pronounced “Black Jacks”) have released a new album After Robots on the Secretly Canadian record label. The BLK JKS have been sharing performances with both Dirty Projectors and Afro-pop icon Femi Kuti. After Robots lives up BLK JKS description, you’ll hear raw township sounds mixed with reggae and blasts alternative rock. BLK...