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Basslines for August 7, 2008

Jack Bruce is performing at Hippiefest this weekend, in Clearwater, FL. Return to Forever and bassist Stanley Clarke continue to get rave reviews, as their tour winds down. Dave Holland is helping families in New Haven, CT, performing a benefit concert on September 21. The Levine Report has a nice feature on Gerald Veasley, who is enjoying one of his...

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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.

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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

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Project M: One Band, Four Bass Players
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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:

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Basslines for July 31, 2008

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden will be (temporarily) switching to bluegrass, at the Roots of American Music Festival on August 24 at the Lincoln Center in New York. Jack Bruce is once again fueling speculation that Cream may reunite, and possibly even tour. All About Jazz wasn’t crazy about Victor Wooten‘s band’s performance at North Sea Jazz Festival, but liked his...

New album for former Phish bassist
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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...

Concerts & Tours, Player News

Returning to Forever

Return To Forever, featuring Stanley Clarke on bass, Chick Corea on piano, Al Di Meola on guitar and Lenny White on drums, has just announced dates for their upcoming tour. Every RTF fan I know is going nuts with the news (including me). The tour is is scheduled through August 2008… here are the dates through June: May 29, 2008...

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Michael Manring 2008 concert schedule

Michael had to cancel a recent show due to a bout with pneumonia. We wish him a speedy recovery! Michael is doing a live online masterclass, in conjunction with Bass Player Magazine, on Wednesday March 12 us at 9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific. See Bass Player Magazines’s site for more details. Here’s the rest of the concert schedule: March 13...

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Michael Manring Tour Update (Nov/Dec 2007)

Michael Manring has just announced his newest tour schedule. with the Demania Trio: Tue. Nov. 6: Yoshi’s, Oakland, CA Thu. Nov 8: Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA Fri. Nov. 9: McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA with singer-songwriter John Gorka: Thu. Nov. 29: Cactus Cafe/U of Texas, Austin, TX Fri. Nov. 30: Paramount Theatre, Abilene, TX Sat. Dec. 1: Jefferson Freedom...