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Equation Audio RP-22X Headphones

Equation Audio RP-22X Headphones

We recently reviewed the Equation Audio RP-22X headphones and believe that we have stumbled onto the bassist’s new must have piece of gear. Equation Audio, started in 2003 by former CAD founder Bruce Forbes, has designed a set of ‘cans’ that really deliver the low end punch that both bassists …

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Review: Jaco Pastorius Bass Method

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Published by Hal Leonard Review by Ty Campbell The Jaco Pastorius Bass Method was written by Ray Peterson, a student of Jaco’s. This book covers what Ray learned over the course of his lessons with Jaco. The book has the focus on intermediate players with plenty of material for advanced …

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Review: Kenneth Whalum III – To Those Who Believe

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by Matt O’Donnell Bass Frontiers Managing Editor Kenneth Whalum III is a young phenom whose album that this is a review for is (at face value) only but a beautiful retreat. You’re most likely to have heard Kenneth playing sax on 2009’s critically acclaimed record from Maxwell, BLACKsummers’night, or on …

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Review: Fodera Victor Wooten Signature Strings

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Most people know Fodera for making basses. Well, let’s be more precise. Most people know Fodera for making many of, if not THE best basses around. Full disclosure, I own a Fodera Emperor 5-string. However, I knew from the playing and performance development of friends and colleagues who had Fodera …

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Review: Bootsy Collins – Legendary Licks

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Review by Ty Campbell Bootsy is a funk legend, having performed with James Brown, George Clinton, his own band, the Rubber Band, and many other artists. The book has a companion CD and is written in both tablature and notation. 12 tunes are covered including Give Up the Funk, It’s …

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Review: Roberto Benadinello – One

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Review by Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Contributor Wichita, KS based (and bass guitar instructor at Butler Community College) bassist Roberto Bernardinello offers his impressive brand of ambient Latin jazz. Propelled by Roberto’s singing fretless and beautifully crafted lines, this is the “kick back bass release of 2011”! I have …

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Review: Kyle Eastwood – Songs From The Chateau

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Review by Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Contributor Bassist Kyle Eastwood‘s latest release is a collection of really good contemporary jazz tunes, and a musical journey you don’t want to miss. The beautifully live-sounding recording by this well-traveled group features keyboardist Andrew McCormack, saxophonist Greame Blevins, one of my favorite …

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Review: Eric Sempe & Synopsis – Rebirth

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Review by Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Contributor Groove Central! Yeah! Dominique di Piazza has been a friend for many, many years. So, when he asked if he could send his latest recording with guitarist Eric Sempe, I was (naturally) all in! This is a smooth and pretty thing, and …

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Review: Damian Erskine – Right Hand Drive

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Review by Brent-Anthony Johnson Bass Frontiers Staff Contributor Damian Erskine continues his onslaught of all things bass with this technique and groove-oriented book. There are so many lessons and examples (over 100 audio clips) in this book it feels a lot like getting a personal one-on-one with Damian himself! Throughout …

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