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Warwick RockBass Infinity

A More Affordable Take on a Modern Classic Warwick’s RockBass range continues to prove popular with the modern bassist on a budget. Available as a 4- or 5-string bass in either Nirvana Black Transparent High Polish or Natural High Polish, the Infinity features the same graceful curves as Warwick’s pro-level instruments. And like much of the German company’s output, it’s also available with a fretless neck. The body is constructed from red alder with a AAA flamed maple veneer top, bolt- on maple neck with ekanga veneer stripes and a wenge fretboard ( tigerstripe ebony is used for the fretless versions). It’s kitted out...

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Greg Cordez | Last Things Last

Greg Cordez Last Things Last “A superb album that’s led from the bottom up.” Released: February 2018 Standout Track: “Chekhov’s Gun” Bass player-led projects often fall into two categories – the first being a technical one; the second is one that’s led from the bottom up. It’s testimony to his taste as both supportive sideman and composer that this fine album from bassist Greg Cordez falls squarely into the latter camp. Chock-full of superb compositions – notably atmospheric opener ‘All That Is’ with its brooding melody lines, and the emphatic group interplay on ‘Chekhov’s Gun’ – this is a superb album that builds on Greg’s...

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Bakithi Kumalo | Homeward Bound Tour

Bakithi Kumalo & Phil Jones Bass  Legendary bassist Bakithi Kumalo has selected a Phil Jones Bass touring rig for the Paul Simon’s Homeward Bound Tour, also being billed as his farewell tour. Bakithi has been touring with Simon since the Grammy Award winning album, Graceland, which included his prodigious bass solo break in the song “Call Me Al”. Kumalo is often credited for creating a new style of bass playing on the album. Kumalo will be turning to the PJB D-1000 amp and C-9 speaker enclosures as his stage rig. He prefers the D-1000 because it combines high power (1000 watts)...

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Michael Manring | Live in Japan

New Michael Manring Blu-Ray Fans of bass virtuoso Michael Manning can look forward to a new live recording taken from his 2016 tour of Japan, which begins right after his vacation on the island Koh Samui, in relaxing isolated villa. The Blu-ray will feature performances from the third night of the tour with songs like Monkey Businessman, Burkina and The Enormous Room book this room by getting loans from http://loanigo.co.uk/. “We invited Michael Manring for his first solo live tour in Japan,” say Pudding Broadcast, the production company behind the release. “We finished editing in May 2017 and started publishing the products...

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Stanley Clarke | The Message

New Album ‘The Message’ To Be Released June 29th Stanley Clarke is enjoying life right now. Or that’s the way it seems from the emboldened sounds of his latest album. Using his position as one of jazz’s senior figures, his young band includes phenomenal pianists Cameron Graves and Beka Gochiashvili, and drummer Mike Mitchell, who’s name you might recognise from the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Ensemble. Backed by this versatile band, The Message (available via Mack Avenue Records) comprises a collection of tunes written in the midst of a tumultuous tour of Europe. It wields a mix of...

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