J.S. BACH – INVENTIONS – Transcriptions for 2 Four-String Electric Basses

J.S. BACH - INVENTIONS

Review by Dave Tuckman – J.S. BACH – INVENTIONS – Transcriptions for 2 Four-String Electric Basses … This new title (an import from Italy) is a welcome new addition to the family of titles at BassBooks.com. The Bach Two-Part Inventions are among the most famous of Baroque keyboard pieces. Marco Di Natale has transcribed this […]

CLASSIC GEMS FOR ELECTRIC BASS and DIATONIC MAJOR & MINOR SCALES FOR ELECTRIC BASS

CLASSIC GEMS FOR ELECTRIC BASS

Reviews by Dave Tuckman – CLASSIC GEMS FOR ELECTRIC BASS and DIATONIC MAJOR & MINOR SCALES FOR ELECTRIC BASS… these 2 titles, by author Damon Mazzocco,  were first printed/distributed by Jamey Aebersold back in 2007. When the print run sold through, they dried up, and we were fortunate enough to continue making them available, in an […]

Aspiration by Grant Stinnett

Aspiration by Grant Stinnett

Review by Jake Kot – Aspiration by Grant Stinnett… The world of “Solo” bass has become an interesting and most assuredly challenging arena. The effort to redefine the traditional role of the bass in a solo atmosphere has reached new heights with the likes of Michael Marring, Victor Wooten, and Steve Bailey to name just […]

Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody by Al DiMeola

Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody

Review by Jake Kot Al Di Meola’s latest release, Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody, reminds us that beyond his well known virtuosity, Al can organize a project and compose with the best of them. His World Sonfonia band featuring accordionist Fausto Beccalossi, second guitarist Kevin Seddiki, bassist Victor Miranda, drummer Peter Kazsas, and percussionist Gumbi Ortiz […]

Stanley Clarke Band Wins Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for The Stanley Clarke Band

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Jazz bass legend Stanley Clarke won a Grammy® Award in ceremonies held this evening at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, streamed line online worldwide and broadcast live in the US on CBS-TV. Clarke received his award in Category 44, Best Contemporary Jazz Album, for the full-length album The Stanley Clarke Band on the Heads […]

Esperanza Spalding Wins Best New Artist GRAMMY

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Esperanza Spalding Wins Best New Artist GRAMMY! Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, is proud to announce that bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding has won the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist. Winners were announced by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards […]