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  • Ean Evans’ last recording: “Last Time”

    EvanCapps, the side project between bassist Ean Evans Bobby Capps (keyboardist for .38 Special), have released Last Time. As we reported last week, Evans passed away on May 6th, after a battle with cancer. “Last Time” label, Rock Ridge Music, is donating a portion of the proceeds from the album sales to Lyrics for Life,... »

  • Stu Hamm Clinics

    Next month, Stu Hamm will be conducting a series of clinics with Shadows Fall drummer, Jason Bittner. This unlikely duo will be starting these clinics during the first week of June, and the dates are as follows June 3 at the Washington Music Center in Wheaton, MD June 4 at Sam Ash Music Store in... »

  • Cai Marle-Garcia: Mr. Ears

    Bassist Cai Marle-Garcia is releasing his debut album, Mr. Ears on June 1st, and we have a sneak preview. Mr. Ears includes saxophonists Tony Woods, Duncan Eagles and Rob Sell, keyboardists Kit Downes (BBC Jazz Rising Star Award 2008, Empirical, Jim Mullen, Dennis Rollins) and Steve Kite, drummers Martyn Kaine (Natalie Williams) and Dan Paton,... »

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  • Win a Billy Sheehan Custom Bass

    FYE is giving away a Yahama custom bass, signed by Billy Sheehan. The contest runs through June 8th. Enter at FYE’s web site. »

  • Patitucci’s “Music We Are” LP Special Edition Release

    Vinyl is definitely back. Music We Are, by John Patitucci, Jack Dejohnette and Danilo Perez, is now available as a special edition 140 gram LP. The CD version was released on April 7th, 2009. The track list is the same as the CD, minus “Michael”, and is as follows: 1. Tango African 2. Earthy Prayer... »

  • Pink Floyd: Authentic Bass Tab Book & CD

    Alfred Music Publishing has just released Ultimate Bass Play-Along Pink Floyd: Authentic Bass Tab, the newest title in their “Ultimate Bass Play-Along” series. The book includes bass tabs, music notation, lyrics and chords to nine Pink Floyd tunes, including: Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2), Comfortably Numb, The Fletcher Memorial Home, Have a Cigar,... »

  • Radiohead heads back to the studio to record latest album

    Radiohead has ventured back into the studio to record their latest album, announces Radiohead bassist, Colin Greenwood. The band has regrouped with producer Nigel Godrich to begin work on the follow up album to 2007’s In Rainbows. “It was very noisy and chaotic and really fun,” Colin informed BBC’s 6 Music when describing the band’s... »

  • Tom Kennedy and the Mike Stern Band

    Over the weekend, I got the chance to catch the Mike Stern Band at Blues Alley in Washington, DC. The line-up included Stern on guitar, Tom Kennedy on bass, Bob Franceschini on sax, and Dave Weckl on drums, which is the same group appearing on the recently released New Morning: The Paris Concert DVD. Even... »

  • Bill Hart: This Is Why

    From Atlanta, Georgia, Bill Hart brings us This is Why, an eclectic guitar-centered fusion album of original compositions moving seamlessly between blues funk rock and jazz released on Blue Canoe Records. Bill Hart flashes his chops on the guitar, along with Mike Stern (guitar) on the title track. The album includes: Randy Hoexter (piano/keys), Sam... »

  • Marcus Miller adds solo shows during SMV Tour

    In between playing shows with SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, and Victor Wooten), Marcus Miller will play three shows: one in Massachusetts and two in New York. The shows are as follows: 6/11 – House of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts 6/12 – Nokia Theatre – NYC, New York 6/13 – Eastman Theatre In addition, don’t... »