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Posted on 29 Jul 2011

Album Review – Polyneon –...

Introspection is a 12 minute experimental journey inside the mind of Dwayne Thomas Jr.  Once inside we are presented with a variety of sounds including slamming doors, radio static and keys interjected occasionally with bass.  Thomas says “The ‘Polyneon’ concept was created through the idea of introspection and when I stopped thinking about the mundane idea of becoming or... Read More »
Posted on 28 Jul 2011

Gear Review- Boomerang III Phrase Sampler

Perhaps one of the most beneficial things you can do to strengthen your musicianship is to listen to recordings of yourself playing. All the little glitches in groove, tone, and technique readily jump out when you are left to the luxury of just listening to your playing rather than using most of your focus on the physical act of... Read More »
Posted on 26 Jul 2011

Artist Spotlight-Damian Erskine- Top Five

Damian Erskine is a world renown specialist at bass as well as  groove player and is extremely skilled in jazz, funk, Latin and other styles of music.  These five albums  opened Damian’s ears and mind in one way or another.   Victor Wooten “A Show of Hands”: It’s almost a cliche now but Victor really did flip me out... Read More »
Posted on 24 Jul 2011

Album Review – Viz Maurogiovanni...

European bassist extraordinaire, Vincenzo Maurogiovanni’s has released his latest album, Tempus Fugit.  The soulful, expressive songs have an ethereal quality to them that make you want to sit back, relax and absorb the music. Meaning “Time Flees”, or more commonly “Time Flies” in Latin, it’s 9 tracks certainly seem to fly right by, leaving you wanting more. Viz says... Read More »
Posted on 21 Jul 2011

BPU Exclusive Lesson- Stewart...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2011

Gear Review- Stagg EDB ¾ Electric Upright...

Stagg EDB ¾ Electric Upright Bass   Years ago I owned a proper upright bass. It was huge, both in sound and size. I ended up parting with it as I just didn’t have the space for it anymore. I’ve always regretting selling it and lately have had the bug to get back into upright, so I started looking... Read More »
Posted on 15 Jul 2011

Bass Players United Exclusive Lesson- Ivan...

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Posted on 12 Jul 2011

Artist Spotlight- Alex Eckhardt

Ever since Alex can remember, music has always played an enormous role in her life. Coming from a multi-generational musical family, it seemed that she was meant to fulfill this path as well. Alex first studied piano, then cello, and eventually picked up electric bass at age 11. Alex’s parent’s both being musicians, she was exposed to many different... Read More »
Posted on 05 Jul 2011

Artist Interview- Joseph Patrick Moore

BPU:. What inspired you to pick up the fretless later in your bass career? JPM: The simple answer was that I couldn’t afford to purchase a fretless bass early on, even though I was always attracted to the sound of the fretless.  I use to go to sleep with the DVD of Jaco Pastorius Modern Electric Bass for years. ... Read More »