Jon Liebman

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Bass Player Rebellion

Bass Player Rebellion
The Revolution, Vol. 1

Audio CD

Varied set from bass trio (with drummer) plays Miles, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder - and everyone in between! Very cool recording.
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Corea, Clarke, White

Corea, Clarke & White
Forever

Audio CD

Fusion pioneers Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White are still at it, sounding better than ever! This new CD also features Bill Connors, Jean-Luc Ponty and Chaka Khan! We love it!
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Jerzy Drozd's "Bass Guitar Designer's Toolkit" Jerzy Drozd
Bass Guitar Designer's Tooklit

Instructional DVD

Acclaimed designer and bass builder Jerzy Drozd takes the aspiring bass
builder through the entire design process, one step at a time. Even beginners!

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Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Raise Up Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
Raise Up

Audio CD

With his first release in over a decade, Larry is still serving up the funk. Raise Up features a fiery horn section, signature Larry Graham crooning and, of course, plenty of slap bass! Special guests include Prince and Raphael Saadiq.
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Stuart Hamm, Just Outside of Normal
Stuart Hamm
Just Outside of Normal

Audio CD

Stuart's latest release features an all-star cast, including Joe Satriani,
Frank Gambale, Robert Fripp, John Mader and more. Read about Stu's
tribute to his childhood years, growing up just outside of Normal, IL.

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Doug Johns, Stank

Doug Johns
Stank

Audio CD

Doug Johns compiles a funky set of original tunes, featuring Oz Noy,
Kenny Anderson, Chris Ceja and Otmaro Ruiz.

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Vail Johnson
Come Together

Audio CD

Kenny G's bass ace pays tribute to the Beatles in this stellar compilation,
featuring the best of the Fab Four for bass!

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Marcus Miller, A Night in Monte-Carlo
Marcus Miller
A Night in Monte-Carlo
Audio CD


This incredible CD features Marcus leading both his quartet and the Monte-
Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, with special guests: trumpeter Roy Hargrove and singer/songwriter/guitarist Raul Midón. Outstanding performance!

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Marcus Miller, Renaissance
Marcus Miller
Renaissance
Audio CD


Funky, edgy, beautiful and fun, this new release has it all, including some of the most incredible bass playing you've ever heard!
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Joseph Patrick Moore, To Africa With Love Joseph Patrick Moore
To Africa With Love
Audio CD


In this true labor of love, Joseph pays tribute to the continent which touched him
deeply and profoundly. Varied, yet cohesive, well written and produced, To Africa
With Love
gets his message across loud and clear!

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Adam Nitti
Liminal

Audio CD

Bass superstar's latest release showcases his writing and arranging abilites,
along with the first-rate bass playing we've come to expect from Adam Nitti.

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Curtis Ohlson
So Fast and Better Than Ever

Audio CDs

Curtis Ohlson's long-awaited re-release of his two late-'80s CDs is finally a
reality. What's more, they haven't lost any of their quality in the last twenty
years!

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Frank Russell
Covering All Basses

Audio CD

First-call Chicago bassman displays his ability to cover fretless, slap-funk, lead
bass and melodies and great solos in a wide variety of grooves. This CD truly
covers all basses!

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Frank Russell: Circle Without End

Frank Russell
Circle Without End

Audio CD

Longtime sideman Frank Russell continues to establish himself as a solo artist in his own right in this follow-up to his first critically acclaimed release, Covering All Basses.
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Harvie S (with Kenny Barron)
Now Was The Time

Audio CD

Veteran jazz man offers a beautiful collection of standards in this duo recording
with piano legend Kenny Barron.

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Esperanza Spalding
Radio Music Society

Audio CD

GRAMMY-winning superstar's latest release showcases her talents as a singer, composer, arranger, producer and storyteller, complete with an all-star cast and, of course, some mighty fine bass playing, to boot!
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Mike Stern
All Over the Place

Audio CD

Latest release from guitarist Mike Stern is chock full of A-list bass players, from Anthony Jackson and Richard Bona to Dave Holland, Will Lee, Victor Wooten and more!
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Roy Vogt
Teach Me Bass Guitar
10-DVD instructional series

Bass veteran Roy Vogt offers up the most comprehensive, all-inclusive bass
instruction method we've ever seen! From the basics to advanced techniques
in a wide variety of styles, all in a user-friendly, step-by-step approach.

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Ben Williams, State of Art

Ben Williams
State of Art

Audio CD

In his first CD release, Ben Williams, winner of the Thelonious Monk International Bass competition, demonstrates his musical maturity as a player, composer and arranger in this varied, yet cohesive collection of tunes.
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Paul Wolfe
Deliberate Practice

eBook/Multimedia course review

British rocker and esteemed educator Paul Wolfe provides a smart, logical,
step-by-step roadmap to getting really, really good on the bass!

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Black Label Society, Catacombs

Rufus Reid, Quiet Pride

Black Label Society
Catacombs of the Black Vatican

Audio CD

Zakk Wylde and BLS are back (with J.D. DeServio on bass, of course!). Catacombs is the band's first release in five years, following up 2009's successful The Order of the Black.
Label: Entertainment One
Release date: April 8, 2014

   

Twinscapes, Colin Edwin, Lorenzo Feliciati

Rufus Reid, Quiet Pride

Colin Edwin, Lorenzo Feliciati
Twinscapes

Audio CD

Twinscapes is the new project created by Colin Edwin and Lorenzo Feliciati, with the participation of Andi Pupato, David Jackson, Nils Petter Molvaer and Roberto Gualdi PERSONNEL: Colin Edwin - Fretless and Fretted Basses, Ebows, Rhythm Programming, SuperEgo Lorenzo Feliciati - Fretted and Fretless Basses, Keyboards, Guitar, Space Station. Featuring: Andi Pupato - Various Percussion and Metallics David Jackson - Saxophones Nils Petter Molvaer - Trumpet Roberto Gualdi - Drums Mixed by Bill Laswell
Rare Noise Records
Release date: February 27, 2014

   

Rufus Reid, Quiet Pride, The Catlett Project

Rufus Reid, Quiet Pride

Rufus Reid
Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project

Audio CD

Bassist Rufus Reid pays tribute to African-American sculptor and civil rights activist Elizabeth Catlett on this 2014 large-ensemble album. Using Catlett's art as inspiration, Reid's songs touch upon swinging post-bop and gospel, spirituals and classical music. All-star cast of musicians includes trumpeters Ingrid Jensen and Tim Hagans, drummer Herlin Riley, saxophonists Steve Wilson and Javon Jackson and vocalist Charenée Wade.
Motema Music
Release date: February 11, 2014

   

Jimmy Earl, Renewing Disguises

Rufus Reid, Quiet Pride

Jimmy Earl
Renewing Disguises

Audio CD

New release from Jimmy Kimmel Live bassist and member of Cleto and the Cletones, Jimmy Earl. Renewing Disguises features Tim Haggins, Gary Novak, Steve Tavaglione, Scott Kinsey, Lenny Castro, MB Gordy, Mike Millere, Jaliba Kuyateh and Rick Baptist.
Severn Records
Release date: January 21, 2014

   

Polly O'Keary & the Rhythm Method

Rufus Reid, Quiet Pride

Polly O'Keary & the Rhythm Method
Compass
Audio CD

What a great blues album! Congratulations on choosing the perfect team of talented players to help write, perform and record such a tasty, heartfelt collection of new songs that will be the compass to a decidedly great direction in music.
- Roger Fisher (Heart, Alias)
Release date: January 1, 2014

   

Ralphe Armstrong, HomeBASS

Rufus Reid, Quiet Pride

Ralphe Armstrong
HomeBASS
Audio CD

HomeBASS features some of Detroit’s finest jazz players. Among the all-star ensemble Ralphe has assembled are trumpeter Rayce Biggs, pianist Henry Gibson, drummer Gayelynn McKinney, vocalist Audrey Northington and one non-Detroiter popped into the mix—Sicilian guitarist Toty Viola. The energy and musicianship, as on the cut “Miles We Have to Go,” is Detroit fusion at its best.

Detroit Music Factory/
Mack Avenue Records
Release date: November 12, 2013

   

Stranahan Zaleski Rosato, Limitless

Rufus Reid, Quiet Pride

Stranahan Zaleski Rosato
Limitless
Audio CD

Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato, a collective featuring drummer Colin Stranahan, pianist Glenn Zaleski, and bassist Rick Rosato, achieves a new level of musicality and sophistication on their second release for Capri records, Limitless. The record features mostly compelling original compositions from each member of the trio, including pieces dedicated to Paul Motian and Fred Hersch, as well as a take on Monk's classic Work. The natural rapport of the trio is impeccably captured on this live to two track recording made by the legendary Malcolm Addey at the mixing console.

Capri Records
Release date: October 15, 2013


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