News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
The world is still socially distanced, but that’s not stopping the San Francisco Symphony and Northern California Chamber Music Academy from presenting the San Francisco 25th annual Winter Bass Bash.
If you’re trying to level up your playing by getting into improvisation, Ryan Madora has you covered. The bassist and educator, and No Treble contributor has just released “Beginner Improvisation For Bass Players, Vol. II”, which continues the series she began last year.
The Berklee Bass Department’s weekly hangout will continue tomorrow. Hosted by Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci, the session this week will feature “Giants of Rock” with rhythm section members from four major bands.
Pino Palladino’s highly-anticipated album with producer and multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills is now available. “Notes With Attachments” marks the bass legend’s debut as a co-leader, though the record was originally conceived as a solo effort.
Chevelle has announced a touring bassist to fill the vacant spot left by Dean Bernardini’s departure in late 2019. Drummer Sam Loeffler announced that Kemble Walters would be holding down the low end for the band’s upcoming live appearances.
Following up on their hit album, “Free Yourself Up”, Lake Street Dive has released another incredible record called “Obviously”. The band’s blend of pop, Americana, and soul once again propel their thoughtful lyrics and grooves.
The husband and wife team of Tim Lefebvre and Rachel Eckroth have been putting out amazing music, lessons, and tutorials through their Live from Blackbird Patreon page. Their latest release is a mesmerizing track in collaboration with Alassane.
Blu DeTiger has been releasing bits and pieces of her music, including the hit “Cotton Candy Lemonade,” through her popular TikTok account. Now she’s dropped an EP, “How Did We Get Here?”, that gives us a fuller representation of her style.
The legendary Francois Rabbath will be celebrating his 90th birthday this Friday with a special livestream. The bassist, who has changed the face of double bass pedagogy, will be performing on the International Society of Bassists’ Facebook Page with his son Sylvain at the piano.
Anthony Jackson’s incredible bass playing is the subject of a new transcription book called “The Artistry of Anthony Jackson”. Written by Andy Robertson, it offers ten detailed transcriptions of the six-string pioneer’s bass lines.
Each week, the Berklee Bass Department gets into all things bass with hosts Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci. Their next segment, however, will have the trio talking shop with some of the world’s best saxophonists.
Although spring is just around the corner, Witherfall has released their fourth album, “Curse of Autumn”. The band’s dark, melodic metal stylings are once again underpinned by the incredible bass playing of Anthony Crawford.