I'm thrilled to announce that recently, I joined the Hartke
family! I'm so happy and honored to be part of the artist family of this big company that, with their legendary sound helped so many great bass players to came out with their tone.
PERFORMING IN PARIS
Dear Paris friends,
It will be my first time in Paris and I'm so excited to meet new friends and french fellas. I will share the stage with Bill Hart
on guitar and Graziano Guidetti
If you have a chance please stop by, see you there!
NEW IBANEZ EMG VIDEOS
During the last days, I uploaded on my YouTube channel
a couple of new videos with my Ibanez BTB equipped now with EMG pickups.
The first one is Mr. Pastorius
, a bass cover from Marcus Miller's album "The Sun Don't Lie", a wonderful bass solo tune with an amazing melody, expressiveness and dynamics without mentioning the perfect blend of techniques, a true example of Hybrid Techniques.
Both videos were recorded to Logic through a U5 DI and the Distressor compressor with very light sets. Hope you will enjoy it.
JOINING THE EMG FAMILY
I'm excited to announce I recently joined the EMG Pickups
Be surrounded by some of my bass heroes and many other amazing players is so inspirational!
I've been using 40J
pups since years ago on my loyal Sadowsky
and now I equipped my new Ibanez BTB 1605
with the powerful 40DC
. I already posted some new videos on my YouTube
testing the new combination and more will come. Stay tuned!
BASS CLINIC @COLOR ME
Hey Bologna friends,
I'm happy to announce I'll be at the Color Me
for a clinic next saturday May 20th
MIGUEL DI CARLO SHOWCASE
With Giorgio Santisi and Frank Marino, we will demo some axes from this newborn Italian company. It will be great to see some old friends and meet new bass fellas.
Hope to meet you there!
IBANEZ BTB1605 VS GAME OF THRONES
here's a new video just uploaded on my YouTube.
It's a spontaneous slap arrangement of some music from my favorite TV series, Game of Thrones
It's ever occurred to you that, while your watching a movie, tv series or anything else, some melodies or chord progression gets stuck in your head? There is another masterpiece from the soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi, I totally love, including the Main Theme
, it's "The Children
So because I had these two pieces stuck in my head, I challenged myself merging both and playing it with two different slap voices.
Recently, I also started a partnership with Ibanez Basses
and thankful to Mogar Music
I had the chance to record this video with an Ibanez BTB 1605
, a great instrument with a stunning woods choice.
Give it a check!
NEW REVIEW ON BASS QUARTERLY
My book Grooving with Hybrid Techniques
has been reviewed by the german magazine Bass Quarterly
I have to say that has been amazing read the article by Von Chris Hees because he perfectly got the vision and the goals of my work in addition to my inspirations on writing it.
If you didn't have the chance to learn about the book features, you can read about it in the english translation HERE
EBOOK SAMPLE VIDEO
The most common questions: how is made, which devices are compatible, if and how audio samples are included, etc. so here a sample video on my YouTube
You can see how the ebook is displayed on a mobile and on pc. The ebook is also compatible with all the most common tablets.
All the grooves exercises are provided with audio samples (72 clips, as the same of the standard book+cd), each music charts can be zoomed and rotated.
The ebook is compatible with iBooks, BookReader and all the most popular reader app and is available on iTunes
If you prefer the physical version, the book is available worldwide on BassBook.com
, the best and biggest resource about bass learning!
If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me, I will be happy to help you.
ESPRESSO MORNING JAM
Keep checking my channel, I will upload soon new videos.
FASANARO 5J FRETLESS REVIEW
The article is very detailed and explain every single feature of this bass plus some of my personal insights about using it.
Beyond all the detailed specs about the bass, you'll find also a video to see how the fretless sounds!
Give it a check!
GHT BOOK 2015 TOPTEN SELLERS
Thinking that the book has been released on April, that's awesome. Thank you so much for your support to my work!
UPCOMING SEASON OF RAINS
the new release "Season of Rains
"by the russian guitarist Vitali T Project
is scheduled to be released soon. I was very happy to record the bass on it and to make some video shots during the sessions. This is another video
that will be part of the documentary, Vitali will release together his new work!
NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO
I uploaded a new video on my YouTube channel
about one of the latest recording session I did for Vitali T Project
and his upcoming release "Season of Rains
". The video
is an excerpt from the bass line and solo of "Dance Of The Universe
", an interesting groovy ballad. It's my first video with my new Fasanaro
fretless bass. Give it a check!
NEW INTERVIEW ON ACCORDO MAGAZINE
I'm happy to share with you, a new interview by Accordo
, the biggest italian magazine about guitar, bass and drums world.
I answered about my new bass book "Grooving with Hybrid Techiques"
, so if you would like to get more insights and curiosity about the book features, please give a check to the article
You can read an english translation here: pag1 pag2 pag3
NEW SIDE RELEASES ANNOUNCED
2015 has been a very nice year for recording sessions, I've been involved in several interesting projects and, now some of them are going to be released.
Let's start talking about Guitar Addiction vol.2
just released. After four years from the first album, I had the chance to be again on this amazing project that, feature more than 60 artists, a real army of guitarists with some big names and upcoming new talents.
I'm very excited because, this time the album track list feature the opening song from my first album 48 Hour Odyssey
. This new High Damper
has four amazing guitarists, Richard Hallebeck, Christophe Godin, Feodor Dosumov and Alessandro Benvenuti.
You can check more info here
and listen some previews on the teaser
. Touch of Blue
is the new album by my friend Bill Hart, another side project I'm very happy to be on.
Has been a while since we started to work together on both studio and live scenarios, and this new release is an interesting collection of punchy jazz-rock songs, for a non stop listening from the first to the last song. Keep checking Bill's website
for the release date.
Last but not least, lately I worked, with Vitali Tkachenka, for his upcoming Season of Rains
, a wonderful album with fine grooves and, I also recorded some videos during the recording session, soon available on my YouTube
channel. Keep checking Vitali's website
for the release date.
BASS RAMBLINGS REVIEW OF GHT BOOK
I'm super happy to share this fantastic article about my book, on Bass Ramblings
When you read an article about your work and find out that, the reviewer really went through it getting all the meaning of you done, well, let me tell you, it feels awesome!
Bass Ramblings is a brand new website about our bass world, featuring great articles.
When you got the chance, give it a read!
BASS TESTS FOR ACCORDO MAGAZINE
recently, I've been involved as bass tester by the team of the important italian resource for guitar and bass players, the Accordo
I had so much fun testing and, recording several videos about new basses available on the market.
Each audio clip was recorded directly from the new smallest Aguilar amp, the Tone Hammer 350
. I can truly say that, the word "small" fits only the sizes of this amp because, the punch coming from this little toy, was fantastic!
Below, the videos (click on the picture link) the editorial team published so far, each one with a detailed review.
Thanks to Accordo
for their great support.
Keep checking their channel, more tests will come.
GHT BOOK ON IBASS
I'm happy to have GHT book
, featured on iBass
magazine issue 20
For who still don't know about, this digital magazine is available on Newsstand for iPad, iPhone and is also available on Google Play for Android.
Each issue feature interesting interviews, gear reviews, tuition contents and all the news from the bass world. Give it a check.
NEW YOUTUBE HD PLAYLIST
I uploaded on my channel, a list
of several videos from Grooving with Hybrid Techniques, a couple for each chapter from the book
For who still hadn't the chance to check the book, these excerpts
give you an idea about the contents and, if you already got your copy, use it as video reference for some of the examples.
GHT BOOK ON BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
Hello bass fellas,
NEW STORE FOR GROOVING WITH HYBRID TECHNIQUES
I'm glad to announce that my new book Grooving with Hybrid Techniques
is now also available as physical version (book + cd) on BassBooks.Com
, the best store on the net for everything concerning bass publishing.
NEW PRESS ARTICLES
GROOVING WITH HYBRID TECHNIQUES RELEASED
It has been a couple of years, since I've started to work on this new editorial adventure. This book was encouraged by all my students during lessons and clinics.
The book, is a complete guide to learning and shaping the following techniques: Flamenco Slap, Double Thumb, Classical Slap, Muting Bass and the Hybrid Style.
It features 9 chapters, 55 pages, 100 exercises, with 72 audio samples (included in both physical and digital version).
You can check more info about it HERE
The book is available as standard book format at BassBooks.com
, and also digitally as ebook via iTunes
Last but not least, I added on my YouTube channel two new videos
, featuring some book extracts together with Marco Maggiore
on drums. The "full contents" version is a complete book presentation.
I sincerely hope that you will enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Thank you everyone for your continued support.
VOICE & GROOVE
I'm happy to announce that I will be in Milan at the end of the month to perform with Martha J with a particular project called Voice and Groove. If you guys like how voice merge on bass grooves, come out and hang with us!
- April 29th, 7:00pm
Associazione Oltre Le Note
- April 30th, 9:00pm
Donne In Canto
Pogliano Milanese, Italy
I will be in Guadalajara, Mexico, next week, to play with Bill Hart band. If any of you are close by, come out and hang with us!
- March 20th, 9:00pm
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
- March 21th, 8:30pm
Bar Casa Musa
Tala, Jalisco, Mexico
MARCIN MALINOWSKY NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE
Marcin Malinowsky's new album has been released digitally on iTunes
I was happy to record the bass on this interesting project that feature musicians all over Europe and merge several music influences and styles.
More infos about Marcin's album here
and on his website
BASS BOOK COMING SOON
Understanding guide to shape advanced techniques with playing grooves..
Dear friends, I'm super happy to announce that my first bass book is almost complete.
It's been a while since I've started this project and finally after months of work, the last piece of the puzzle is done.
More news will coming soon, stay tuned!
Lately I've been recording the bass for an interesting side project, Marcin Malinowsky
's new album.
Keyboard player from Warsaw, his work is an interesting example of electronic music mixed to funk-jazz grooves with a final truly fusion sound.
Marcin's album will be released at the end of the year and the lineup is a good example of european band because each musicians is from a different country in Europe, including Jeron De Rijk
on percussions, Kai Kortella
on guitars, Mariusz Kozicki
on trumpet, Denis Atalay
Live dates will be announced soon.
More infos about Marcin's album here
I met this cool guy a while a go, during one of my clinics in Sicily. That time, I had the chance to test some instruments at his showroom.
I was impressed from his work and, honored when he offered to build a bass to me, following my needs and specifications.
Now, I just got his 5 strings jtype fretless, it looks great and sound awesome, the perfect match to my Sadowskys.
You can check more pics on my Twitter
, anyway I will try to post as soon possible, some audio/video clips.
NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS & CONCERTS
Hey everyone, I'm thrilled to announce that I will hold two bass concerts, in Austria, the next November. Here's more details:
- November 21th, 8.30 pm.
- November 23th, 8.30 pm.PlanB
with Gerald Enstrasser drums
special guest Cecilio Perera guitar
If you are around, come to join us. I'm looking to meet new folks and enjoy some serious beer :-). Sponsered by Sadowsky, Aguilar and DR Strings.
I just uploaded on my Soundcloud
a new audio track. It's a teaser for one of my latest side work, for the talented french guitar player Kenny Serane
Kenny release his new album Rainbowmaker, a interesting collection of instrumental rock-fusion songs. You can read more details in the news archive.
The music is powerful (great for running and skiing) and fit all the guitar player that loves instrumental rock-fusion.
I like share some bass "point of views" for all my bass friends.
JOINED THE QUIKLOK FAMILY
Happy New Year to everyone!
I'm glad to announce that I joined the Quiklok
Quiklok is an italian company that make amazing equipment for both studio and live scenario. Recently they introduced also, a line of professional cables called QuikSilver.
I recently tested on live performance and in studio session and I was impressed how good they are and, how the cables keep the natural sound of my bass.
Last but not least, the quality/price ratio of these products is just great!
Give it a check.
Hey everyone and fans of YT bass test!
I just uploaded on my YouTube
channel a new video, It's a test of my new Aguilar
rig. it's to fun play this stuff that, I decided to make my first instruments video test.
I recorded some grooves using my Sadowsky NYC 24 fret with DR LoRider strings into Logic, just directly from the DI out of the Tone Hammer 500, trough a Filter Twin and the TLC Compressor. The result was awesome, the Pre's EQ of the TH500 was almost flat and the bass was sounding already perfect, preserving his warm and aggressive bright tone. The filter has several sounds combination and the compressor it's incredible, especially because we are talking of a pedal comp. Give it a check.
GUITAR ADDICTION ANNIVERSARY
To celebrate the first anniversary of the Guitar Addiction
album, it has been released a nice jam song, featuring a cool video on YouTube
It was already too fun and a pleasure, last year, to be part of this project and, have the chance to work with so many great players and now, I'm happy again to be the hearth of the groove for this anniversary song together, the great drummer Atma Anur
The music composed by Franck Karmattitude
, featuring an amazing list of guitarist from all over the world: Charly Sahona
, Cyril Achard
, Fabrizio Leo
, Jean Fontanille
, Joop Wolters
, Karl Kb
, Kenny Serane
, Marcel Coenen
, Mika Tyyskä
, Milan Polak
, Theodore Ziras
, Victor Lafuente
Give a check to the video and, to the album on GuitarEuroShop
NEW SESSION ALBUM RELEASED
Dear friends, yesterday the Kenny Serane's album Rainbowmaker has been digitally released.
I'm played the bass together Vincent Fabré on the drums and off course Kenny on guitars.
The album featuring two special guests, Frederic "Babé" Mathieu
on rythmic guitar and Romain Berguin
on the keyboards. Give it a check on www.kennyserane.com
Hey everyone, a nice radio news.
My music will featuring two nice radio shows. The 48 Hour Odyssey album will feature the first bass radio
, "The Brian Boomberg Bass On The Broadband
". I'm so excited about it because finally bass players now have a radio where they can hear all the masters of this amazing instrument and I'm so happy to be part of it. Give it a check.
The second show is the "Jackass-Penguin Show's
" podcast. It's a interesting jazz selection. Listen to it I will feature some episodes introducing and explaining with the bass my songs.
KENNY SERANE UPCOMING ALBUM
Dear friends, lately I've been involved in a very nice european project, the new Kenny Serane album.
During these days I'm recording in my studio the bass for Kenny's new release. The songs are awesome, a collection of high energy instrumental fusion compositions not only for guitar player fans! Indeed the project featuring an awesome drummer too, Vincent Fabre.
The new album would be released in May 2012. So, stay tuned for more updates and don't forget to visit Kenny's website
MUSIC PAGE UPLOADED
Hi everybody, just a little media update. I recently joined the SoundCloud
network. For who doesn't know much about it please checkout the website
. It's a worldwide community to share music and there are a lot of awesome players from all the world sharing their music. Give it a try.
I also updated the music page
of the site with much faster media players and I added a new section where you can also check my music work as side bass player, composer and arranger.
Keep to check it out, I will add more music previews soon!
NEW YOUTUBE VIDEOS
Hey everyone, I just finished to upload a couple of new videos from one of my performances in Madrid last December at the Todobajos Bass Day 2011! Thanks again to my sponsor for that event, Sadowsky, Aguilar and DR strings!
MADRID BASSDAY '11
Hey everyone, I'm thrilled to announce that i will be in Madrid next December 3th to play at the Todobajos Bass Day '11!
The event will be a great occasion for all the Bass lovers and will feature amazing artists as Marcus Miiller, Pepe Bao, Paco Bastante, Charlie Moreno, Ruben Rubio and Matias Eisen.
I can't wait to play there, so spanish friends see you there!
Check out the website for more info!
GUITAR ADDICTION, A TRIBUTE TO MODERN GUITAR
Dear friends, I'm happy to announce that the european album Guitar Addiction has been released.
I'm so happy to be involved in this project that featuring great players from all over the world like Atma Anur
, Brett Garsed
, Michael Manring
, Vincent Fabrè
, Jean Fontanille
, Stuart Hamm
, Marco Sfogli
, Mika Tyyska
, Paul-Alain Fontaine
, Kenny Serane
, just to name some of them.
It's an album full of energy and is the perfect match for everyone like modern guitar styles and powerful grooves.
I'm also glad and is really important to mention that for each album copy
, 2 euros will go to the Red Cross Organization
You can check more info about it and here
YOUTUBE VIDEO ADDED
Dear friends, I'm just happy to share with you, my new video on my YouTube channel
. It's the summary of the bass clinic I did in Sicily, last March at the Sonora Music Academy
. You can check portions of my songs, playing and some interesting exercises.
I want to thank again the Sonora Academy, Sadowsky Guitars
, Laurus Basses
, DR Strings
to make this happen.
Enjoy it on my video clips page and see you at the new post entry!
MAHAVISHNU RE-DEFINED II
Hey Guys, I'm so happy to announce that I'm being featured together Bill Hart
on the new CD Mahavishnu Re-Defined II
released by ESC Records
This double CD is a tribute to John McGlaughlin
and the Mahavishnu Orchestra
. I'm so happy to be part of this album that featuring world class artist as Steve Vai, Don Mock, Allen Hinds, Michael Maring, Gary Husband and many others. Check it out!
UPCOMING CLINIC IN SICILY
I will be in Vittoria, Sicily next March 19, for a Bass Clinic at the Accademia Musicale Sonora. After the clinic there will be a perfomance with the school coordinators and a sessions together the students.
If you will be around, please stop by, it will be a fun event. See you there.
SURROUNDED BY GUITARIST!
I'm happy to announce that I will be part of a great European project: "Guitar Addiction vol.1".
This album will be a tribute to the Guitar, indeed it will be featuring "tons" of great guitarists coming from different countries and music styles. It will be a nice project that already featuring amazing players as Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Kiko Loureiro, Jennifer Batten, Brett Garsed, Dave Martone, Roland Grapow, Chril Achard, Atma Anur, Vincent Fabre and many others.
Stay tuned for more news.
IN STUDIO WITH A POWERFUL BAND
Hey guys is on line the new Daniele Cacace
's single "Last Angel"
where I recorded the bass. Check out his cyberpage here
. The song featuring cool musicians from all over the world, Daniele Cacace, Lydia Salnikova, Theodore Ziras and Sebastian Persini.
A.I.M. PROMO VIDEO
Hey Everyone! I'm happy to announce that I've been a part of the new promo video from the Atlanta Institute of Music. The video it's great and I'm honored to be part of it. Check it out and have fun. (click on the pic)
NEW REVIEW FOR 48 HOUR ODYSSEY
Hi everybody! A nice press news to start the 2010 in the best way. My album 48 Hour Odyssey got a nice review on the italian website Outune.net
by Stefano Di Noi
. Check out the Press Area
page to read more!
NEW PICS AND VIDEOS FROM THE EG BAND LIVE
Nice media news! I posted on my YouTube channel
three recently videos from the performance with my band at the Atlanta Institute of Music
, featuring Joe Gransden on trumpet, Jez Graham on keyboard, Bill Hart on guitars and Allen Gant on drums. I uploaded also some nice pictures (photo courtesy of K.Losignore)
in the gallery. Thank you to Laurus Basses
, Sadowsky Guitars
, DR Strings
for the great evening.
THE DR STRINGS FAMILY
Hi to everyone. I'm glad to announce that I joined the legendary DR Strings family. The Lo-Rider stainless steel sound's awesome on the bass! Learn more about it on the website of these great handmade strings.
INTERVIEW ON BASS GUITAR MAGAZINE
I'm been featured on the july 09 issue of the english magazine Bass Guitar Magazine.
A nice interview about my career, my debut album and my journey in the music world. Check out the Press Area
page to read more!
YOUTUBE CHANNEL UPDATED!
New videos posted on the YouTube channel
. A small frame from a recently performance with the Bill Hart trio at the Sperata
club in Lawrenceville, the trio was featuring Bill Hart on guitar, Enrico Galetta on bass and Allen Gant on drums.
INTERVIEW ON ESPIRITE RADIO.
Nesheba of ESpiritE
has interviewed me about 48 Hour Odyssey on the american radio Blog Talk Radio
. You can listen the all radio show on Blog Talk Radio
or download it in podcast format from iTunes here
(episode released 5/29/09).
NEW RELEASE WITH BILL HART
I will be on the Bil Hart's new album entitled "This Is Why" released from the Blue Canoe Records.
You can read more info about it here
. It's the first Bill's "best of"
. Watch the Enrico's interview on the video on YouTube.
APULIA ARABIAN NIGHT ON CRC RADIO
The italian radio show "Occhi Aperti"
with Patrizia Scarpino
, on CRC.FM
radio, started to air Apulia Arabian Night as the opening jingle. If you have a chance please give a listen to it every monday at 11:00 AM (Italy time) or you can download the podcast here.
ON SADOWSKY WEBSITE
NEW ARTICLES FOR 48 HOUR ODYSSEY
Happy New Year to everyone. Check out on the Press Area
page the new reviews of 48 Hour Odyssey by JazzItalia.net
, the first jazz network about jazz scene in Italy, review on Chitarre
, the main italian magazine about guitar and bass players and the review on Percussioni
, a great magazine about drums and percussion in Italy, Both articles written by Massimiliano Cerreto.
SANT'ISAIA STREET JINGLE.
The italian radio show "Radio Punto Web
- la radio fa il punto sul web" with Sara De Marco
, on CRC.FM
radio, started to air Sant'Isaia Street as the opening jingle. If you have a chance please give a listen to it every friday at 11:00 AM (Italy time) or the replay on saturday at 17:00 PM.
GITARRE & BASS REVIEW
48 Hour Odyssey review on german Gitarre & Bass
magazine, article written by Lothar Trampert. Please check out the Press Area
page to read more.
BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE FOR THE FIRST 48HO REVIEW
48 Hour Odyssey got the first reviews on Bass Musician Magazine
by Damian Erskine and on Bass Wold Radio
by Brian Sharples. Please check out the Press Area
page to read the articles.
MY DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED!!
"48 HOUR ODYSSEY"
my first release is now available !!!
Check out the website's sections about it, here some directions: to read more details click on Discography
page, you can also listen to the audio sample on the Music
page. To buy the cd or the digital mp3 please visit the Buy CD
page. Produced by Adam Nitti for Renaissance Man Records, 48 Hour Odyssey is a great mix of high energy and groovy instrumental music. Featuring
: Marcus Finnie, Michael Whittaker, Melody Chambers, Bill Hart, Adriano Albarella, Adam Nitti, Rod McGaha, Jonathan Jackson.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
I'm recording and performing with Bill Hart's new release "Subject to Change"
. Featuring: Mike Stern, Enrico Galetta, Gary Wilkins, Tom Knight, Charles Marvray, Jeff Ven Veen. You can also listen some samples on the mp3 files in the music
BILL HART TOUR 2006
I'll be in tour with the Bill Hart
project, check out the scheduled concert page. The band is composed by Bill Hart on the guitars, Randy Hoexter
on the keyboards, Tom Knight
on the drums and Pedro Bass on the percussion.
IN STUDIO WITH BILL HART
I'm currently working on a cd with the Bill Hart
project, this album will feature some great players including Mike Stern
. To be release early in 2007.
On line my new web site. Please keep coming back to check out the all updates. A lot of news will be updates soon!!!