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  • Led Zeppelin’s BBC Sessions Expands in Revised Release

    Led Zeppelin’s BBC Sessions Expands in Revised Release

    Led Zeppelin has re-released its 1997 BBC sessions collection as the The Complete BBC Sessions, featuring eight previously unreleased sessions from BBC radio. All the recordings of the band, featuring bassist John Paul Jones, were captured during BBC radio performances between 1969 and 1971. The previously unreleased recordings include three performances from a 1969 session... »

  • Shirley Horn’s Trio Featured on Newly Released 1988 Live Set

    Shirley Horn’s Trio Featured on Newly Released 1988 Live Set

    A live performance from the late, great jazz vocalist and pianist Shirley Horn has been remastered and released as Live at the 4 Queens. The May 2, 1988 show at the 4 Queens Hotel & Casino featured Horn in her longstanding trio of bassist Charles Ables (d. 2001, and who switched from guitar to bass... »

  • Devin Townsend Project Offers “Transcendence”

    Devin Townsend Project Offers “Transcendence”

    The Devin Townsend Project has released its seventh studio album, Transcendence. The record, from the progressive metal group led by Townsend (Strapping Young Lad, Steve Vai) features the huge, epic sound for which Townsend is known, as well as his take on the Ween song, “Transdermal Celebration.” The band has double bass cred this time... »

  • Saltman Knowles Releases First Album in Five Years

    Saltman Knowles Releases First Album in Five Years

    The story of baseball’s longest game, and the book written about it – Dan Barry’s Bottom of the 33rd, inspired jazz outfit Saltman Knowles’ latest effort, Almost. The book reflects the players’ commitment and dedication to the game, even if they weren’t destined to make it in the major league (the game was a minor... »

  • Ron Carter Quartet Explores Bossa

    Ron Carter Quartet Explores Bossa

    The Ron Carter Quartet, led by the inimitable and prolific jazz bassist/cellist/composer, Ron Carter, has collaborated with vocalist Vitoria Meldonado to create the record, Brasil L.I.K.E. (short for Love, Inspiration, Knowledge and Energy). The Grammy-winning Carter is working with American and Brazilian standards in bossa nova on the album, and creating excerpts of jazz within... »

  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones Stay Soulful on Second Album

    St. Paul & The Broken Bones Stay Soulful on Second Album

    Alabama’s St. Paul & The Broken Bones is back with a sophomore slab of retro-soul on Sea of Noise. The eight-piece band says the album is more reflective of its tastes than its debut, Half the City, and depends less on belting from lead singer Paul Janeway and more on incorporating his voice into the... »

  • ZZ Top Releases First Official Live Album

    ZZ Top Releases First Official Live Album

    ZZ Top has the longest-lasting original lineup of any major rock band – the Texas trio of Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass) and Frank Beard (drums) have remained together for more than 45 years. But until now, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have gone without releasing a live album. More than four... »

  • Wilco’s Newest Is Joyously Negative

    Wilco’s Newest Is Joyously Negative

    Wilco’s 10th studio album, Schmilco, (the title a nod to Harry Nilsson’s 1971 Nilsson Schmilsson) is garnering praise for its relaxed feel and its self-described joyous negativity. Featuring the work of founding bassist John Stirratt, the album from the Chicago band is “sad in a lot of ways but not in any that reach a... »

  • Remastered Beatles “Live at The Hollywood Bowl” Released

    Remastered Beatles “Live at The Hollywood Bowl” Released

    A taste of Beatlemania has arrived in a familiar, remastered form. The 1977 album, The Beatles: Live at The Hollywood Bowl, has been spruced up by the Giles Martin, the son of the band’s late, legendary producer, Sir George Martin. The album features performances from three sold-out Hollywood Bowl concerts in 1964 and 1965, when... »

  • Luke Vajsar Releases “Hyenas”

    Luke Vajsar Releases “Hyenas”

    Canadian solo bassist Luke Vajsar has released Hyenas, an album featuring his loop style playing as well as his abilities as a vocalist, guitarist and trombonist. His brother, Andrew, provides the percussion. Recorded and mixed at Toronto’s Skycrib Studios, the record incorporates Vajsar’s melodic playing with funk, soul, jazz, rock and psychedelia. Check out the... »