Articles by : ed friedland

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October 7, 2015 - 12:56PM

The area where jazz, blues, R&B, and latin music intersect is a fertile quarter I call the “Boogaloo Zone.”

October 7, 2015 - 11:12AM

Bunny Brunel is well known as an early progenitor of fretless electric bass in fusion, but he has also been involved in instrument design fo...

September 15, 2015 - 03:51PM

Here is another classic tune from the Freddie King songbook, recorded in 1964 in Dallas, Texas for the Federal label.

September 15, 2015 - 03:38PM

Founded in 1798, Pirastro is a German string company focused primarily on the violin family, with a healthy selection of double bass sets fo...

September 15, 2015 - 03:23PM

Toyota has Lexus, Honda has Acura, Nissan has Infiniti, and now Carvin has Kiesel Guitars.

August 18, 2015 - 09:55AM

One drag about getting older is watching your heroes die off one at a time.

August 18, 2015 - 08:58AM

Branching out into selling basses is an unusual move for a string company, so I was surprised when I learned that La Bella now offers a Prec...

August 18, 2015 - 08:32AM

Younger players may not be aware that G&L Guitars was Leo Fender’s final contribution to the electric bass revolution he began in the early ...

July 21, 2015 - 12:38PM

The music of Jimmie Rodgers, a.k.a. “the singing brakeman,” fits right into our discussion of unusual blues forms.

July 21, 2015 - 10:28AM

If you are a fan of frets, perhaps the next step is to see is if you are a fan of fanned frets.


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