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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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Review: MXR Bass Overdrive


Ty Campbell Bass Frontiers Staff Writer The MXR bass overdrive pedal, new for 2013. Like the other great MXR series pedals, this one is lightweight with easy to use controls. The pedal give you more of that old-fashioned tube overdrive experience without the worry or cost of ever having to …

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Review: John Entwistle Hybrid Dean Bass


Ty Campbell Bass Frontiers Staff Writer From Dean Basses comes the John Entwistle Hybrid Bass. My first impression of the bass did not leave me disappointed. From the rich tone of the body to the fast and low action of the neck, this bass is bound to please many bassists …

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Review: Kyle Eastwood – The View From Here


Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Writer Since his exacting and precise appearance as a deeply talented doubler on the jazz scene in 1998, bassist/composer Kyle Eastwood has shown himself to be a delightful addition to the catalogue of great players playing great music, and much more so, great players playing …

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Dunlop Bass Chorus Deluxe Pedal Review


MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe Pedal by Dunlop While unpacking the Dunlop MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe, the first thing I noticed was the weight. The unit was very lightweight, which makes it a joy with which to travel! I am usually very skeptical of pedals. Being a bassist in Nashville, I …

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Review: Jon Durant and Colin Edwin


Ty Campbell Bass Frontiers Staff Writer The new release from Jon Durant and Colin Edwin entitled Burnt Belief is a master of artistic revelations. These two artists together have created a work that has elements of ambience, an abundance of percussive rhythms, and melodic guitar passages created by Jon. Colin …

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Review: Adam Nitti Music Education


Ty Campbell Bass Frontiers Staff Writer Adam Nitti, an extraordinary bassist and instructor for bassists of all levels from beginner to advanced has recently launched Adam Nitti Music Education. Topics covered include everything from technique, applied harmony and theory, ear training, improv, style studies, and groove/time keeping. All lessons are …

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