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Revival of the Dead

Get out your tie-dyes. According to bassist Phil Lesh, the Dead is coming back in 2009 for a 19-city tour. The band split in 2004, but got back together to do two benefits for President Elect Barack Obama in 2008. Lesh is approaching the tour with a sense of curious expectation. “When you walk out on the stage,” he says,...

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Michael Henderson Nominated for Grammy

Producer-archivist Bob Beldon is known for his Grammy-winning reissues of Miles Davis’ work, and, along with Indian keyboardist and co-arranger Louiz Banks, has created another remix, putting a global spin on some classics. The most recent two-disc set, Miles… From India, features Michael Henderson in a bass performance that has gained him a Grammy nomination. Henderson toured with Miles Davis...

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The Buzz for 1/1/09

Happy new year! Brazillian cornetist Rob Mazurek has pulled together a sweet quintet, with Matthew Lux (Isotope 217, Iron and Wine) on bass, and John Abrams (Town and Country, Black Earth Ensemble) on acoustic bass. Their debut album, Sound Is, features 14 new Mazurek compositions, and is due out in 2009 on Delmark. Bassist Ben Gibbard (AFI) has popped the...

Events

John Patitucci master class announced

Aguilar Amplification’s master class series continues on January 10, 2009, with John Patitucci. The event is free to the public at Aguilar’s showroom in New York City and will include a tour of the Aguilar factory. Space is limited. RSVP to info@aguilaramp.com by January 9th, 2009. Event details: John Patitucci Clinic and Aguilar Factory Tour Saturday, January 10, 2009 599...

Concerts & Tours

Michael Manring 2009 Tour Updates

Michael Manring is kicking off 2009 with a busy schedule. On January 10th, Manring is leading a clinic at Bass Club Chicago. The show is open to everyone, but seating limited to 40 attendees. Call (312) 666-3521 to purchase advance tickets. More shows Fri. Jan. 9 at 8pm Accompanying up singer-songwriters John Gorka and Susan Werner Al Ringling Theater in...

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Flea joins The Faces reunion tour

It looks like the Faces reunion is really going to happen, with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea holding down the low end. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Ronnie Wood said “We had a few fantastic rehearsals last week and we’re ready to go. It’s like no time has passed by. There’s a lot of guest bass players that...

Events, New Albums

B.C. Rich offers 2009 sneak preview

As B.C. Rich Guitars celebrates their 40th anniversary, they’ll be hosting a private online preview of their new 2009 models. The preview will be available to registered members of the B.C. Rich web site, before the 2009 NAMM Show. To gain access, sign up at www.bcrich.com by January 10th at midnight (eastern standard time). The preview will include: New Special...

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The Buzz for 12/24/08

Researchers have determined that music is healing, literally. In a Maryland study, just a half-hour a day of music lowered cholesterol levels. Unlike studies on music’s effect on endurance and mental focus, this study found that it doesn’t matter what kind of music it is, as long as you enjoy it. Nearly a decade of hard word is paying off...

New Albums

Alfred Releases 3 New Instructional DVDs for Bass Players

Alfred Publishing has released three new instructional DVD and book sets, featuring instruction by Todd Johnson and Steve Bailey. Todd Johnson breaks down the art of walking bass lines, beat theory, ear training, major and minor triads, and chromatic approaches in Walking Bass Line Module System, Volume 1: Triad Modules. Standard notation and TAB are included. Once you finish Volume...

Concerts & Tours

Richard Simon: L.A. Performances

Jazz bassist and educator Richard Simon has added a full calendar of Los Angeles-based performances: December 24: Christmas Eve with singer Barbara Morrison at Hotel Casa del Mar, Santa Monica, CA – 6:30 – 10_30 pm December 27: Birthday celebration with singer Ernie Andrews at the Jazz Bakery, Culver City – 8 and 10pm December 31: New Year’s Eve with...