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The Real World, July 2010

Name Jeremy Kaplan Home base Worcester, MA Occupation Quality Engineer for a battery company (Boston Power) Gigs Jumbled Mess (original band), Drivin’ Rain (cover band), BFJ (praise band) Basses Marcus Miller Fender Jazz, Music Man Sterling 5, Fender Standard Jazz Name Jeremy Kaplan Home base Worcester, MA Occupation Quality Engineer for a battery company (Boston Power) Gigs Jumbled Mess (original band), Dr ...

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Tim Marks: Nashville Natural

WHEN IT COMES TO TRACKING big time records, Nashville’s an old school town. The few folks who get those calls have usually put in 20 or 30 years of groundwork and have credits lists a mile long, so when Taylor WHEN IT COMES TO TRACKING big time records, Nashville’s an old school town. The few folks who get those calls have usually put in 20 or 30 years of groundwork and have credits lists a mile long, so wh ...

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Stephan Crump with Rosetta Trio, Reclamation

Five years after recording music in the wake of 9 11, New York bassist Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio offers a stirring encore, an intimately recorded collection of music that is more emotionally direct than the group’s 2006 debut. There’s an Five years after recording music in the wake of 9 11, New York bassist Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio offers a stirring encore, an intimately recorded collection of music ...

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John Blackwell Project, 4ever Jia

For his wide ranging solo debut, powerhouse Prince drummer Blackwell makes the sage choice of Will Lee as his co anchor. In addition to his pocket prowess, Lee serves as co writer on the slick funker “Blackhouse” and the uplifting For his wide ranging solo debut, powerhouse Prince drummer Blackwell makes the sage choice of Will Lee as his co anchor. In addition to his pocket prowess, Lee serves as co writer ...

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21st Century Upright: Raw Sound

LET ME ASK A QUESTION WHAT IS the most fundamental material element of any and all music? I would propose that beneath any stylistic, emotional, or intellectual consideration, it’s sound itself. Strip away all of the permutations of musical style LET ME ASK A QUESTION WHAT IS the most fundamental material element of any and all music? I would propose that beneath any stylistic, emotional, or intellectual co ...

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Questions for Linda Oh

WAY BACK IN THE ‘50S, WRITER Whitney Balliet described jazz as “the sound of surprise,” but in the jazz world today, “surprise” is sometimes the missing element. Linda Oh, a relative newcomer on the bass scene, personifies Balliet’s description with WAY BACK IN THE ‘50S, WRITER Whitney Balliet described jazz as “the sound of surprise,” but in the jazz world today, “surprise” is sometimes the missing element ...

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Garaj Mahal, More Mr. Nice Guy

The term “world music” gets tossed around a lot, and the instrumental rock jazz funk dance fusion on Garaj Mahal’s fourth album could qualify as such, with Indian, Middle Eastern and African influences all sharing space on the tapestry. But The term “world music” gets tossed around a lot, and the instrumental rock jazz funk dance fusion on Garaj Mahal’s fourth album could qualify as such, with Indian, Middl ...

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Markbass F500 and NY 604

WHEN WE DID OUR ROUND UP OF ULTRAlightweight heads back in the September ’07 issue, the Markbass F1 was perhaps my favorite performer. It wasn’t the lightest or smallest of the group (although it’s definitely light and small), but it WHEN WE DID OUR ROUND UP OF ULTRAlightweight heads back in the September ’07 issue, the Markbass F1 was perhaps my favorite performer. It wasn’t the lightest or smallest of the ...

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Jim Marshall, A Remembrance

IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC MAGAZINE PUBLISHING, JIM MARSHALL was probably just as important as the musicians he photographed. In an industry where image so frequently becomes perception, Marshall’s keen eye and skilled craftsmanship produced thousands of photographs which may IN THE WORLD OF MUSIC MAGAZINE PUBLISHING, JIM MARSHALL was probably just as important as the musicians he photographed. In an industry wh ...

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Pickless Trickery: Flicking and Muting

GREETINGS, ASPIRING MEMBERS OF the low end metal militia. We gather as brothers and sisters once again to discuss ways in which fingerstyle bassists can dish out the same level of bass brutality as our plectrum wielding brethren. Today’s mission GREETINGS, ASPIRING MEMBERS OF the low end metal militia. We gather as brothers and sisters once again to discuss ways in which fingerstyle bassists can dish out th ...

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