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Rufus Reid to headline CCM Jazz Showcase

Jazz bassist Rufus Reid is joining the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music faculty’s Jazztet and the university’s 18-piece student Jazz Ensemble this weekend for a night of standards and original works. The performance takes place this Sunday, May 31 at 7 p.m. in the Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. “Rufus Reid has been a guiding force in jazz...

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The Gary Burton Quartet Revisited, with Steve Swallow

The Gary Burton Quartet has announced tour dates in support of their just-released album, Quartet Live. The quartet consists of leader/vibraphonist Gary Burton, bassist Steve Swallow, guitarist Pat Metheny, and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Tour Schedule: June 19th at the Calvin Theatre in Northhampton, MA (413-586-8686) June 20th at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, MA (617-747-2261) June 21st at the...

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Charnett Moffett: The Art of Improvisation

The Art of Improvisation is the latest release by bassist Charnett Moffett and features him on both electric and acoustic bass. Charnett is joined by Will Calhoun, Eric McPherson, and Charnette Max Moffett on drums, Yungchen Lhamo on vocals, Scott Brown on piano, Pat Jones and Steve Barnes on guitar, and Robert Joseph Avalon on trumpet. All About Jazz‘s Francis...

Hot Rocks 1964-1971: New Rolling Stones Bass Tab Book
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Hot Rocks 1964-1971: New Rolling Stones Bass Tab Book

Alfred Music Publishing has just announced two new songbooks for bass and guitar, featuring the music of The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks 1964-1971 is a companion book to the band’s release of the same name, the best-selling compilation album featuring “19th Nervous Breakdown”, “As Tears Go By”, “Brown Sugar”, “Get Off of My Cloud”, “Gimme Shelter”, “Heart...

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A pleasant surprise: a review of Last Time by Evanscapps

For someone who merely tolerates bands akin to Lynyrd Skynyrd, I was pleasantly surprised when I turned on Last Time by Evanscapps. My first impression was something reminiscent to the grunge bands, Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam. This impression lasted for the first three tracks (Hell if I Know, Dead is Rising, and Innocence), and then it took a turn...

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Michael Manring tour and updates

Michael Manring is set to door a few shows with acoustic guitarist Tony Kaltenberg in Oregon and Washington from May 29th through the 31st (details below). In June, Michael is making a return trip to the east coast to do a show with the Feinsmith Quartet, the chamber ensemble with cellist Jennifer Culp, guitarist Gyan Riley, pianist Christopher Taylor and...

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Fieldy & Co team up for Chi Cheng benefit instrumental

Korn bassist Fieldy (Reginald Arvizu) is teaming up with musicians to record an instrumental to help raise funds for Deftones bassist Chi Cheng‘s medical bills. Fieldy is joined by drummer and Korn bandmate Ray Luzier, guitarist Jim Root of Slipknot, former Korn lead guitarist Brian “Head” Welch and guitarist Clint Lowery of Sevendust. As we recently reported, Chi is out...

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Dave Brubeck: Time Out, 50th anniversary

The legendary album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out, will be re-released in celebration of its 50th anniversary, on May 26th, 2009. This album features the bass talents of Eugene Wright who in addition to Brubeck, performed with jazz legends Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, and Carmen McRae. His solid rhythm compliments the drumming of Joe Morello, bringing the tightness...

Concerts & Tours

Neal Fountain Joins Jimmy Herring Band Tour

Megaphone Man bassist Neal Fountain will be touring with the Jimmy Herring Band (The Dead, Widespread Panic) from June through July. He’s replacing Oteil Burbridge for the first part of the tour, and Matthew Garrison for the second leg. 6/4/09 – Wakarusa Music in Ozark, AK (Main Stage) – 3:30pm 6/5/09 – Flytrap Music Hall in Tulsa, OK- 9:00pm 6/7/09...

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311 to release ninth studio album

311 will release their latest album, Uplifter, on June 2nd. This highly anticipated album is a follow up to 2005’s Don’t Tread On Me. (Has it been that long since we’ve heard P-Nut?) This album, now available for pre-order, features the single, “Hey You”, that hit the airwaves on April 7th, 2009. Tracks: 1. Hey You 2. It’s Alright 3....

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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, in Evans’ name. “Although I...

Events

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 King of Prussia, PA June...