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July 21, 2014

If you assume that an album co-led by two bass players necessarily entails 16th-note duels and burning shred-fests, think again.

July 21, 2014

On Rufus Reid’s ambitious new project, the 70-year-old jazz legend channeled inspiration from famed artist Elizabeth Catlett’s work and comp...

July 21, 2014

St. Vincent’s latest album continues to push the boundaries of digital bass, thanks to the Minimoog work of Bobby Sparks and Adam Pickrell.

July 21, 2014

The trip-hop, electro-pop sound of Little Dragon returns in full force, and per usual, the Swedish outfit’s M.O. is bass.

July 21, 2014

Beck’s laid-back and melodic 12th studio album features warm bass tones and mellow grooves provided by longtime collaborator Justin Meldal-J...

July 21, 2014

Well-assisted by Gotham upright ace Matt Penman, pianist Aaron Parks, and drummer Nate Smith, rising N.Y.C. guitar supernova Nir Felder deli...

July 21, 2014

Having made three recordings and played countless concerts with Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, gifted piano goddess Hiromi set ...

June 30, 2014

In this follow-up to his previous book, Right-Hand Drive, seasoned bassist and acclaimed educator Damian Erskine goes well beyond the conven...

June 30, 2014

On his second album, multi-instrumentalist James “Roto” Rotondi enlists the skills of a handful bassists, including up-and-coming session du...

June 30, 2014

Even with four bassists in effect—including session aces Abraham Laboriel, Dave Wilder, Guy Erez, and longtime touring vet Pablo Stennett—an...

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