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Concerts & Tours

Victor Wooten reunites with JD Blair for upcoming tour

Victor Wooten and JD Blair are reuniting for a tour beginning in March. 3/12/09: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston, IL 3/13/09: Pageant in St. Louis, MO 3/14/09: Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI 3/15/09: House of Blues in Cleveland, OH 3/16/09: Ark in Ann Arbor, MI 3/18/09: Handlebar in Greenville, SC 3/19/09: Legends@ Appalachian State in Boone, NC 3/20/09: Variety...

New Albums

Weather Report’s Tale Spinnin’ re-release

Indie label Iconoclassic Records is reissuing Weather Report’s fifth studio album, Tale Spinnin’. Released in 1975, the album features amazing bass work by Alphonso Johnson, who was later replaced by Jaco Pastorius after Johnson left to form a band with Billy Cobham and George Duke. The album received the Jazz Album of the Year award, from Down Beat magazine’s 40th...

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New Release: CAB’s “Theatre de Marionettes”

The first CAB album in five years has been released. Theatre de Marionettes features Bunny Brunel, Tony MacAlpine, Virgil Donati, Patrice Rushen, Brian Auger and special guest appearances by Chick Corea and Michel Polnareff. Tracks: 1. The Prankster 2. Katputli 3. The Sultan of Brunel 4. Purple Mars 5. The Ventriloquist 6. Just Do It 7. Rain 8. The Pub...

Events, Player News

Conversations with Christian McBride

Bassist Christian McBride kicked off his yearlong series “Conversations with Christian” Monday at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York. A dialogue including words and music, the shows will be “a combination of, like, Bill Cosby, Howard Cosell and Marian McPartland,” said McBride. His guest for this first show was pianist and composer Chick Corea. The two chatted about their current...

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Berklee offering bass courses online

Berklee College of Music is offering classes in rock and jazz bass, along with a certificate program for career musicians. Rock Bass A grounding in rock is necessary for any work in popular music today, and this course offers more than the basics. You’ll learn the 12-bar blues form and the major and minor pentatonic scales, and you’ll learn phrasing,...

Concerts & Tours, Events

WesFest 4 benefit concert announced

WesFest 4, a benefit concert for The Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College of Music is taking place on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA. WesFest 4’s line-up includes: The Allan Holdsworth/Alan Pasqua Group featuring Chad Wackerman and Jimmy Haslip Keneally – Minnemann – Beller (Bryan Beller) Tamara Silvera Danny Mo & The Exciters...

Concerts & Tours

Tal Wilkenfeld joins Jeff Beck for Australian tour

Jeff Beck is a little giddy about his upcoming Australian tour, and his new bass player, Tal Wilkenfeld. First recommended to him by drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, the Sydney native is fitting right in. “I’ve known girl bass players that are damn good or they’re no good at all, but anything that Vinnie recommends you’ve got to listen to,” Beck says....

Gig Announcements

Cedar Point holding bass audition

Cedar Point is holding auditions for musicians to perform at their park on Lake Erie this summer, and for parks near Cincinnati, Kansas City, Missouri and Richmond, Virginia. They have at least a hundred openings for musicians and performers of all types. And if you don’t get picked to play bass, they say they need someone to run around in...

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Bass Central offering discounts to No Treble readers

Beaver Felton at Bass Central is offering No Treble readers an extra 5% off normal sales prices. Just mention notreble.com when you inquire about pricing and availability or place your order. Thanks Bass Central!

New Albums

New DVD Releases from Michael Manring

A new DVD featuring Michael Manring with guitarists Don Ross and Andy McKee has been released, featuring solo performances from each musician as well as collaborations. Don Ross, Michael Manring, Andy McKee – Live in Toronto features solo performances by each musician, as well as a few collaborations. Here’s a sneak peek of Manring’s “Selene”, taken from the DVD: Manring...