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Saturday April 27, 2019. 03:30 PM
Jazz bassist Fumi Tomita has reimagined the literary works of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami into a new album. “The Elephant Vanishes” takes seven of the author’s short stories that draw on themes of despair, loneliness, disconnection, and self-discovery and...
Friday April 26, 2019. 09:30 PM
After unveiling the pedal at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show, Rocket Surgeon is now shipping the Starlifter Bass Preamp and DI. The box offers a three-band EQ with sweepable mids as well as a voicing contour switch with modern, flat, and vintage settings.
Here’s 20 minutes of greatness from Led Zeppelin’s 1970 performance at Royal Albert Hall. John Paul Jones comes through loud and clear on “How Many More Times.” Epic.
Mai Leisz has been keeping busy for the past few years playing with David Crosby in his Sky Trails band. Prior to her incredible journey to the U.S., she was releasing music with her own band, MaiGroup. Now she’s culminated her recent experiences into a new album, aptly...
I’ve been playing guitar for almost 50 years and have been performing publicly for over 40 years. In that time, I’ve learned some valuable lessons that I thought I’d share. There’s always someone who’s better This is the ego check I give myself to ensure that I never get...
Guitar legend Eric Clapton has announced a small run of U.S. tour dates for this fall, and he’ll be bringing along his longtime collaborator Nathan East to lay down the low end.
Thursday April 25, 2019. 09:30 PM
This “Bass Players To Know” column focuses on one of Ryan’s personal favorites: Tina Weymouth. Tina’s bass parts make for records that have withstood the test of time.
We always dig the videos from Leonid & Friends, and their excellent covers of Chicago tunes. This time around they’re going deeper into the Chicago catalog with their performance of the tunes “Hanky Panky” and “Life Saver”, which both appeared on “Chicago VII.”
Cage the Elephant has returned with their fifth studio album, entitled “Social Cues.” It is once again anchored by bassist Daniel Tichenor, who offers up driving bass lines that tie the songs together.
Sunnaudio has unveiled the Rabbithead RH-1, an all-analog preamp, and overdrive designed for multiple instruments. The company says it offers features for bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric violin, and more.
Wednesday April 24, 2019. 09:30 PM
A reader asked Damian for advice on the subject of “microtime” this week. Damian offers advice on learning different time-feels in this column.
Over the years, we’ve heard different versions of Adam Ben Ezra’s terrific tune, “Can’t Stop Running.” Now we get to enjoy a new one, thanks to his collaboration with Isaac Dabom.
Vocalist Angélique Kidjo’s new album, “Celia,” is a tribute to salsa queen Celiz Cruz, but it’s more than an album of covers. Kidjo brings out the African influences of the Cuban-born singer’s music, thanks in part to bassist Meshell Ndegeocello.
It has now been almost 8 years since we first published our list of the top 5 electric guitar brands. For this 2019 update, we continue with our expanded selection, which features today's top 10 best brands. read more
Meet Pete Szaszfai, a bass player from Phoenix who got his musical start on clarinet before switching to bass. Like many of the readers in the spotlight here, Pete said: “Guitar and drums were already taken in the neighborhood band when I started, so I picked up the...
Tuesday April 23, 2019. 09:30 PM
Tim Fletcher’s fourth entry of the “Unsung US Bassists” bass transcription series focuses on Jean Millington's Bass Line on “Ain’t That Peculiar” by Fanny.
The Fearless Flyers are back with some exciting news! Joe Dart and the guys are about to release their second album, “The Fearless Flyers II.” Here’s the first video from the album with the opening track, “Flyers Direct.”
Since turning 50 last year, Trevor Dunn has made a point of releasing his own music. The bassist, who is known for his work with bands like Mr. Bungle and Fantômas, has just put out a new album of classical chamber music.
Walrus Audio has expanded their modulation effects with the Slö Multi Texture Reverb. The pedal was designed to build dreamlike soundscapes.
Monday April 22, 2019. 09:30 PM
This week we’re checking out the Mammoth bass from Atelier Kraken. “Tentacle-crafted” in France by luthier Guillaume “Muche” Buguet and Vincent Clerc, the stunning bass has aluminum inlays along its ash body including a detailed engraving of the Kraken that extends ...
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