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Michael Manring partners with Markbass & Markaudio

Michael Manring ended his long endorsement of SWR Amps and has partnered with Markbass/Markaudio. As Manring explains, “I’m happy to announce I’ve entered into a new partnership with one of the world’s premiere amplification manufacturers, the Markbass/Markaudio company. Although I’ve very much enjoyed endorsing SWR amplifiers for many years, I felt it was time for a change and I’m very...

Tony Levin on new (1980) Paul Simon DVD release

Eagle Rock Entertainment is releasing a 1980 Paul Simon concert DVD with Tony Levin on bass, Steve Gadd on drums, Richard Tee on piano and Eric Gale on guitar. The concert took place in Philadelphia’s Tower Theater in 1980 and features 11 songs: Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Still Crazy After All These Years, Ace In The Hole,...

New William Parker Quartet CD released

Bassist/composer William Parker has released “Petit Oiseau”, the latest CD by his quartet. The release features eight tracks, all written by Parker, featuring Hamid Drake on drums and percussion, Rob Brown on sax and clarinet, Lewis Barnes on trumpet, and Parker. The CD is released by AUM Fidelity and now available on Amazon.com.

Gov’t Mule names new bass player

Bassist Jorgen Carlsson is joining the band in a permanent role. Carlsson replaces Andy Hess, who played with the band since bassist Allen Woody died in 2000. “We were faced with the daunting task of replacing a one-of-a-kind musician, which I’m sure was intimidating for Andy, who did a wonderful job and brought his own personality into the music,” Gov’t...

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New Dave Holland: Pass It On

Bassist, composer and band leader Dave Holland is releasing his latest CD, Pass It On on September 23. The release features Holland’s sextet, who formed in 2006, consisting of Robin Eubanks (trombone), Antonio Hart (alto saxophone), Alex “Sasha” Sipiagin (trumpet), Mulgrew Miller (piano) and Eric Harland (drums). The CD features several new arrangements of past Holland originals over the past...

New release round-up (featuring Felix Pastorius, John Patitucci and Rhonda Smith)

Jeff Coffin’s latest album, Mutopia, features Felix Pastorius (son of the late Jaco Pastorius), along with Roy “Futureman” Wooten and Kofi Burbridge. Guest appearances include Chris Walters, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Doug Belote, Alana Rocklin, Pat Bergeson, R. Scott Bryan, Roy Agree, Rod McGaha, Barry Green and Black Cat Sylvester. Sample tracks: Amazon.com Widgets Other recent releases… Carlos Cuevas has...

Metallica announces tenth studio album, “Death Magnetic”

Metallica has announced their next album, Death Magnetic, due out on September 12th. This is the first album since 2003, and get this… the first album featuring current bassist Robert Trujillo. Wow, we just assumed he’d be on one by now. More from the Metallica web site.

Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten bring the Thunder

Another multi-bass album is coming. This time from Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller & Victor Wooten, joining together as S.M.V. The new album, Thunder, is out on August 12th. Sample tracks here: Amazon.com Widgets

Project M: One Band, Four Bass Players

Project M: One Band, Four Bass Players

Michael Manring has announced “Project M”, a new release by a quartet of bassists including Manring, Grant Stinnett, Rob Gourlay and Jim Stinnett. The release includes a bonus DVD full of interviews and rehearsal footage. Here’s the debut performance of Project M at the New Hampshire Bass Festival earlier this year:

New album for former Phish bassist

New album for former Phish bassist

Mike Gordon, the bassist formerly with Phish, has a new album coming out August 5th. “The Green Sparrow” is a 9-track release recorded in Mike’s home studio in Vermont and mixed at The Barn, Phish’s studio. Phish band mates Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell make guest appearances, along with Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones), Ivan Neville and...