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Review: Amplifier – Echo Street

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Ty Campbell Bass Frontiers Staff Writer In the vein of progressive rock comes the new release Echo Street from Amplifier. Echo Street is the fourth release from Amplifier and come out almost 2 years after “The Octopus” was released. Coming along with the release of Echo Street, Amplifier also has …

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Review: Here Come The Mummies – “Cryptic”


Shawn Scruggs Staff Contributor In a world full of boring, humorless, and seemingly depleted amounts of talent there truly is one group that throws all that out the window. Taking cues from Zappa, Parliament, Motown, Earth Wind and Fire , and countless other rock, funk, pop, and R&B influences Here …

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Darryl Anders Believe In Love

Staying true to himself, bassist Darryl Anders has released an album that is sure to please anyone who is a true lover of great music, Believe In Love. From the onset of the album, the overall mix and space of the music is just amazing. Not to mention, Darryl has …

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Creating Bass Lines Package on DVD by Russ Rodgers


Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Writer Russ Rodgers is an AWESOME bass instructor! In this world of online music instruction, I’ve found that I still like the “old school” hard copy of the instructional materials that I’ll refer to again-and-again (and sometimes yet again) over time. That said, Russ’ method …

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Playing The Bass Guitar – Verdine White and Louis Satterfield


Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Writer The revised edition of Playing The Bass Guitar combines the formidable bass talents of Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White, and the late, great EWF trombonist and session trombonist/bassist Louis Satterfield. Mr. Satterfield was Verdine’s bass instructor and the book is dedicated to …

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Review: Focusrite Forte USB 2.0 Audio Interface


Ty Campbell Bass Frontiers Staff Writer The Focusrite Forte, an outstanding USB 2 audio interface for MAC and PC that allows you to record two inputs at once, with either 2 instruments, 2 microphones, or a combination of either up to 2 inputs. Focusrite, known for their preamp technology, has …

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Review: Tom Dempsey / Tim Ferguson – Beautiful Friendship


Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Writer From the first bar of the opening track (Rand Weston’s “Little Niles”) it is evident that bassist Tim Ferguson and guitarist Tom Dempsey have worked together long enough to establish a deeply intuitive relationship that transcends the working musicians / working together collaboration. The …

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Review: Anthony Crawford – Urban Jazz / My Story


Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Writer I’ve been looking forward to listening to Anthony’s latest release since he began working on it, and I was not disappointed in any way! This time around, “AC” brings an absolutely brutal (yet perfect) blend of “hip-hop meets great changes”, all of which features …

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