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Moonalice tour with Jack Casady

Moonalice, a band featuring bassist Jack Casady is on tour from now through September. In addition to Casady, Moonalice’s line up includes guitarist G.E Smith (Bob Dylan), keyboardist Pete Sears (Rod Stewart), and guitarist Barry Sless (Phil Lesh & Friends). Here’s the band’s schedule through May: 04/28/09: Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA 04/29/09: River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, PA...

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John Paul Jones produces Sara Watkins’ debut album

John Paul Jones, former bassist for Led Zeppelin has teamed up with Nickel Creek fiddler Sara Watkins to produce her debut solo album. Jones performed with Watkins and the other members of Nickel Creek briefly when they played for Mutual Admiration Society. When Jones saw Nickel Creek perform in Cambridge, England, he was astounded by Watkins’ performance. “Sara took over...

Freekbass on Tour
Concerts & Tours

Freekbass on Tour

Freekbass is taking it on the road with his band. Here’s the schedule for May and June, 2009… May 2, 2009 at 8:00pm: Hi-Fi Concert Club in Cleveland, Ohio May 7, 2009 9:00pm: The Lantern in Blacksburg, Virginia May 8, 2009 9:00pm: The Wild Bean in Lewisburg, West Virginia May 9, 2009 9:00pm: Barley’s Tap Room in Knoxville, Tennessee May...

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Kenobass Project [new release]

Bassist Bruno Rivoire, aka Kenobass, has just announced a new album, Kenobass Project. The release contains seven rock/metal/progressive compositions by Bruno, and includes Bruno on bass, Ayman Mokdad on guitars, Samuel Scheubel on keyboards, Fred Lenfant and Sylviane Rivoire on vocals, and Fabien Lacroix on vocals and guitar. In 2007, Bruno collaborated on Ayman’s debut album, and decided it was...

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Chris Tarry: Live at the Birdseye-Switzerland [new release]

Bassist Chris Tarry has released his latest album, Live at the Birdseye-Switzerland, recorded in Basel, Switzerland during Chris’s European tour in 2008. Joining Chris on this release is Dan Weiss on drums, Kelly Jefferson on saxophone, Pete McCann on guitar and Henry Hay on piano. The album is available as a download only, from Chris’s web site, where you can...

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Alfred releases “Total Blues Bassist”

Alfred Music Publishing has just released their latest in their Total Bassist series, this time covering the blues. The Total Blues Bassist: A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Bass Playing (Book & CD) covers beginning to advanced techniques for blues bass playing, covering Delta, Chicago and Texas blues styles, rockabilly, funk and jazz. The book ships with a companion...

Concerts & Tours

SMV: Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, and Victor Wooten tour updates

Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten are back on tour, supporting their release, Thunder: Jun 7: Capital Jazz Festival in Columbia, MD Jun 8: Carolina Theater in Durham, NC Jun 11: House of Blues in Boston, MA Jun 12: Nokia Theatre in New York, NY Jun 13: Eastman Theatre in Rochester, NY Jun 26: Ottawa Jazz Festival in Ottawa,...

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Return to Forever: Live at Montreux 2008 DVD [new release]

In the wake of their incredible successful live CD set, Return to Forever will release a DVD of their live set at Montreux, 2008, on May 12th. This is a very special film, which caught one of the first nights that bassist Stanley Clarke, keyboardist Chick Corea, guitarist Al Di Meola, and drummer Lenny White played together in close to...


Bass played by Jaco Pastorius at auction

A bass owned by classically trained bassist and concert promoter Rod Glaubman and played by Jaco Pastorius is being offered up at auction. We’re not sure we buy the whole story, but from what we’ve gathered, Jaco borrowed this bass frequently, and possibly modified it. As the story goes, Glaubman allowed some modifications, but stopped short of letting Jaco de-fret...

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Joseph Pernicano: Evolving Paths [new release]

Jazz bassist and composer Joseph Pernicano has released his debut CD, Evolving Paths. Track list: 1. Evolving Paths 2. Journey from Tashkent 3. Longer to Shorter 4. Advice from a Friend 5. on the Spot 6. Down for the Count 7. Double Enigma Here’s a preview: Widgets Joseph is planning a tour of the U.S. to support the release....


Bass Events Calendar for May, 2009

Here’s one big event round up for all you bassists out there… NorCal Bassix Bass Day in Palo Cedro, CA May 2nd, 2009 from 12pm to 6pm The first annual Bass Day is taking place at Music Max in Palo Cedro, California and will feature bassists Stew McKinsey, Andres Cervantes, Craver, and a special performance by Michael Manring. Be on...

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Les Claypool to perform at The Chance

More Les Claypool tour news! Les is performing at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, New York on July 11, along with his touring companions, O’Death. This tour is about promoting his latest album, “Of Fungi and Foe”, released on March, 17th. Tickets are $25.00 and go on sale on Friday at 10am at or at The Chance’s box office...