Bassist, educator and No Treble contributor Joe Hubbard is releasing “Alien Nation”, the first single from his upcoming recording project. The 7-minute track fusion track features the formidable keyboardist George Whitty (Michael Brecker, Dave Sanborn, Santana, Brecker Bros.) and the legendary jazz fusion drummer Tom Brechtlein (Chick Corea, Robin Ford, Wayne Shorter, Al DiMeola). Besides the amazing song, Hubbard also made the chart and a music minus-one play-along track available.
“Historically, many of the great jazz musicians, from Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis to Jaco Pastorius have made known that a large part of learning how to compose songs was achieved through studying and analyzing the scores of other composers,” Hubbard explains. “This will allow you to get inside of the ‘compositional process’ of this track, enabling you to see the bigger picture of small band composition and how all the individual parts fit together to form a greater whole.”
“Alien Nation” will be released June 13th in a Bass Players Play-Along Bundle that includes the “Alien Nation” track (with all instruments), a bass play-along track (minus bass guitar), a professional bass chart without tab, a bass chart with Tab, and a composite score with two staves. The bundle will be available with a special limited launch price of £9.50 (approxmiately $14) until June 17th. Afterwards it will be available for £13.50 (approximately $20).
“Alien Nation” will be available via Hubbard’s website.