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Posted on 30 Jan 2012

Album Review – Tansu Tumer –...

Turkish born, 26 year old, Tansu Tumer makes his US debut with “Afraid of What?”  Creating a unique sound via his mastery of the electric bass, Tumer takes World Music to new heights.  Throughout the album Eastern rhythms are mixed with Western harmonies and vise-versa creating an alluring fusion of sounds.  There is a certain beauty to Tumer’s music... Read More »
Posted on 19 Jan 2012

DVD Review- Rudder Live

  DVD Review: Rudder Live in NYC   Rudder are an American instrumental quartet comprising of four top-end session musicians, whose CVs stretch across a variety of different musical genres and include the formidable talent of current Steely Dan drummer Keith Carlock among them. The music they create blends experimental jazz with groove-led electronica and – in doing so produces a style and... Read More »
Posted on 18 Jan 2012

Bass Boost-Alysha Moore

  Damian Erskine: Hi Alysha!  Nice job (what a workout!!).  Nice job with the transcription and performance.  You caught a lot of the nuances and variations in the line.  Well done! As far as a real critique goes, the only thing that came to mind was the need for a little more control over the syncopations (subdivisions of the... Read More »
Posted on 18 Jan 2012

The WoodShed- Javier López- JanAid Guitars

An exclusive interview with Javier Lopez owner and luthier of JanAid Guitars. Read More »
Posted on 09 Jan 2012

Foundations-Scott LaFaro

FOUNDATIONS – Scott LaFaro   Born on 3rd April, 1936 in the town of Geneva, New York, Scott LaFaro’s career as a professional bassist was a short one, spanning just six years between 1955 and 1961, before his untimely death, aged just 26. However, the prowess of his playing, his unique phrasing, the way he cut across conventional time... Read More »
Posted on 05 Jan 2012

Album Review – Uwe Felchle Project...

Uwe Felchle dishes up a heaping helping of greasy funk on his debut solo project “Green Funk”.  Felchle’s name may not be one you are familiar with, but this Austrian bassists has been paying his dues for years, playing his first gig at age 6.  Playing most of the instruments as well as providing vocals on the album Felchle... Read More »
Posted on 04 Jan 2012

Album Review – Simon Sammut –...

Celebrated Maltese bassist Simon Sammut demonstrates his multifaceted 6 string stylings on his latest release BaSSic Attitude.  Collaborating with multi- instrumentalist Alexander Kuzmin, the duo have created a finely polished jewel of bass goodness.  The albums 8 instrumental tracks traverse Jazz, Soul, Funk & Pop, including the slow grooving ballad, “Recollection”, the Latin flavored “Dos Hijas”, the funky “Another... Read More »