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John Entwistle Bass Book

The John Entwistle Bass Book is a new book featuring transcriptions of Entwistle’s amazing bass lines from 19 songs by The Who. Transcriptions are presented in standard notation, tabs, and chord symbols and detailed performance notes are included as well. The 127-page book also contains a section on Entwistle’s career, playing styles and equipment.

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Kai Eckhardt: New Live Performances

Kai Eckhardt and Blue Coast Records producer Cookie Marenco hit the studio last week and recorded Kai performing four new solo pieces. The duo used a new recording technique called E.S.E. (Extended Sound Environment), which “brings the Live performance to you in a holographic sound experience”. The team used five microphones and Kai played three of his instruments during the...

Concerts & Tours

Christian McBride tour update

Bassist Christian McBride is on road with his quintet, Christian McBride & Inside Straight. Here are the dates for the summer: June 11: Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA June 12: Anthology in San Diego, CA June 13 & 14: Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA Jun 15: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA June 17-20: Catalina’s Bar and Grill in...

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Edo Castro: Sacred Graffiti

Bassist Edo Castro is recording his next album, Sacred Graffiti, the follow up to his 2006 release, Phoenix. Edo is joined by special guests David Friesen, Michael Manring, Dan Zinn, Ray Cooper and Percy Jones on the release, coming out later this year on the Passion Star Records label. Check out Edo in a live performance of his original composition,...

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Mike Stern: Big Neighborhood

Jambase has the scoop on Mike Stern’s new album, Big Neighborhood, coming out on August 11, 2009. Stern’s track record for assembling a great line up of musicians continues with this release, and Big Neighborhood hosts a big lineup: Bassists: Richard Bona, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Minh Doky and Lincoln Goines Guitarists: Steve Vai and Eric Johnson Drummers: Dave Weckl, Terri...

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Esperanza Spalding tour dates

Bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding has updated tour information for the summer, including many festivals along the way: June dates June 5, 2009 at 8:00pm: Discover Jazz Festival, Burlington, VT June 8, 2009 at 8:00pm: Via Funchal. Jorge Benson with Esperanza Spalding, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo June 13, 2009 at 8:00pm: Playboy Jazz Festival, Holywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA June 16, 2009 at...

Events

Doug Wimbish: London International Music Show appearance & clinics

Rotosound has announced their guest artist line up for the upcoming London International Music Show this month. Bassists Doug Wimbish and Dave Pybus will each make appearances during the four day event. Here’s the complete line up: Thursday 11th June – Paul Allender, Cradle of Filth at 3:00pm Saturday 13th June – Steve Diggle, The Buzzcocks at 3:00pm Saturday 13th...

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NH Bass Fest

The third annual New Hampshire Bass Festival is taking place June 24th through the 27th, at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. The festival combines both performance and education sessions, with classes starting daily at 9am and performances each night at 8pm. Faculty and performers include Michael Manring, Celso Pixinga, Todd Johnson, Dave Buda, Danny Morris, Marshal Wood, Rob...

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Pasadena Bass Day 09

This year’s Pasadena Bass Day, presented by BassQuake and Los Angeles Music Academy will be held on July 25th, 2009, starting at 8am, at the Los Angeles Music Academy. Guest clinicians include bassists Rhonda Smith, Sekou Bunch, Brian Bromberg and Bryan Beller, covering a wide range of styles and approaches to the bass. Breakout sessions will also take place, so...

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Mike Mills performs on Jill Hennessy’s debut album

Jill Hennessy will release her highly anticipated debut album, Ghost In My Head, on June 16th, 2009. Among the numerous guest musicians that perform with Jill is R.E.M. bassist, Mike Mills. Track list: 1. 10,000 Miles 2. 4 Small Hands 3. Ghost In My Head 4. Oh Mother 5. Erin 6. Save Me 7. Falling Down 8. Holding On 9....

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Andy Sheppard: Movements In Colour review

The following is a performance review featuring Arild Andersen (double bass) After always being a fan of ECM artists, I was thrilled to learn that Andy Sheppard, renowned Jazz saxophonist, was recording his first album for the label. There has always been a tinge of the ECM sound about the music Sheppard created – his sense of melody and rhythm...

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Hadrien Feraud at Findamorale Festival

On June 5th and 6th (Friday and Saturday), Hadrien Feraud will be appearing with his band from Paris at the “FINDAMORALE” festival at Charlie Wright’s in Pitfield Street Shoreditch, London. His band includes: Michel Le Coq (keyboard) , Jim Grancamp (guitar), and Yoann Schmidt (drums). If you have not seen Hadrien before you are missing out. He has been described...