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Avishai Cohen | Arvoles

Avishai Cohen releases new album “The idea with this recording was to say more with less,” says Avishai Cohen of his latest album.  “But it takes experience to get there.”  Arvoles, which translates as ‘Trees’ in the ancient Ladino-language, is very different in both tone and feel from his previous outing 1970. “If you listen to both records back to back, you’d get a pretty good idea of who I am,” says Cohen. ““I see Arvoles as new music. It’s a reflection of my world over the last couple of years.” With poignant melodies providing a powerful narrative thread, and Cohen’s...

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Making a Warwick Streamer LX

Warwick Custom Shop Master Built Streamer LX The latest video from Warwick goes behind the scenes at the company’s Custom Shop in Markneukirchen, Germany and showcases the making of a Master Built Streamer LX. The hand-selected Wild Flamed Maple body has been given a Nirvana Red Burst Transparent High Polish Finish together with a matching electronics compartment cover and a matching headstock with the red “W” LED logo. The active MEC P/J pickups are wired to a Warwick’s active 2-way electronics with a lithium battery that can be recharged via USB like a mobile phone. Visit...

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Loran Donin | 1000 Boats

Liran Donin 1000 Boats “World grooves with cleverly shifting harmonies and textures.” Released: September 2018 Featured Track: “Tel Aviv to Ramallah” Having forged an impeccable career as a sideman in jazz, most notably with the sax-blasting London quintet Led Bib, the release of 1000 Boats sees Liran Donin take centre stage as an increasingly influential figure in his own right. Everything is built around his lyrical melodies and funky world beat grooves with cleverly shifting harmonies and textures. There’s so much to recommend about this album, not least Liran’s selfless unflashy playing....

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Dirty Loops | Work Shit Out

Dirty Loops return with brand-new video It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Henrik Linder and Dirty Loops, but the Swedish fusion trio more than make up for lost time on their burning new video release. Henrik’s fleet-fingered bass grooves dive into some pretty dark territory, yet for all his speed (and he’s one of the fastest around), his ideas are crystal clear and executed with jaw-dropping virtuosity. This is exciting stuff packed with invention....

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Dutch Double Bass Festival 2019

Francois Rabbath and Richard Bona head to Rotterdam’s Oude Luxor Theater More than twelve International bass acts will be appearing at Rotterdam’s Oude Luxor Theater & Villa Thalia on June 8th and 9th for the second edition of the Dutch Double Bass Festival. In addition to François Rabbath who will be collaborating with the Amsterdam Andalusisch Orkest, the festival will be showcasing the talents of James Oesi, Eric van der Westen, Omer Avital, Tony Overwater, Thomas Pol, Reaud Garcia-Fons and Frans Petter Eldh, along with electric bassists Richard Bona and Jimmy Haslip. For more info...

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