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  • Thumbscrew Releases Self-Titled Debut, Featuring Michael Formanek

    Thumbscrew Releases Self-Titled Debut, Featuring Michael Formanek

    Thumbscrew, a new modern jazz trio, composed of veterans from the scene, including double bassist Michael Formanek, has released its . Formanek, who has worked with everyone from Elvis Costello to Stan Getz, has joined forces with guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujwara to create Thumbscrew and its first album, which was recorded live... »

  • The Beatles “U.S. Albums” Released As Box Set

    The Beatles “U.S. Albums” Released As Box Set

    Back in the 1960s, The Beatles albums heard in the United States weren’t always the same as their original British counterparts. Track order was changed, reverb sometimes added to songs, and even completely different albums created for the American market. These U.S. versions of albums haven’t been around much since CD issues of Beatles records... »

  • Jonas Hellborg Releases New Trio Album, Re-Releases 1990 Solo Album

    Jonas Hellborg Releases New Trio Album, Re-Releases 1990 Solo Album

    Swedish bass virtuoso Jonas Hellborg has released both a new record as part of a trio trio, , and re-released his 24 year-old album on his Bardo records label. The Jazz Raj is his collaboration with guitarist Mattias “IA” Eklundh and drummer Ranjit Barot. The record’s two half-hour compositions combine jazz metal and Indian music.... »

  • Archie Shepp and Attica Blues Orchestra Release “I Hear The Sound”

    Archie Shepp and Attica Blues Orchestra Release “I Hear The Sound”

    The sound of bassist Reggie Washington, who has recorded, collaborated and/or toured with with the likes of Cassandra Wilson, Meshell N’degeocello, the M-Base Collective, and Ute Lemper, has left a significant mark on a new live record from jazz saxophonist and composer Archie Shepp and Attica Blues Orchestra. The heart of the record is material... »

  • Railroad Earth Releases “Last of the Outlaws”

    Railroad Earth Releases “Last of the Outlaws”

    Americana band Railroad Earth has released its first studio album in three years, . The record’s eclectic mix of roots sounds shouldn’t surprise fans of the band or its bassist, Andrew Altman, who joined the group in 2010. In a quick-hit interview with Jacksonville.com a couple of years back, Altman listed the five albums that... »

  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Release “Give the People What They Want”

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Release “Give the People What They Want”

    The insane 1960s/70s-inspired soultastic grooves of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have returned with the aptly titled album . It’s the first album release since 2011’s Soul Time! for the 11-piece band led by bassist Bosco Mann. It’s also the first since vocalist Jones’ cancer diagnosis. Jones is back with ongoing treatment, and the band... »

  • Yes Releases The Studio Albums 1969-1987 Box Set

    Yes Releases The Studio Albums 1969-1987 Box Set

    In Yes, bass — or perhaps more accurately, the bassist — is the band’s linchpin. The legendary prog-rock group’s co-founder and bassist Chris Squire is the only band member to appear on every album since the group’s late 1960s inception, and his spectacular work is all over a remastered and expanded . The set includes... »

  • After the Burial Release “Wolves Within”

    After the Burial Release “Wolves Within”

    Minnesota’s After the Burial is back with new music for the first time in three years with . The metal band remains on Sumerian Records, which also released the group’s Rareform and In Dreams albums and its This Life Is All We Have EP (three remastered tracks from the band’s first album, Forging a Future... »

  • Jerry Garcia Band/Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman Release “Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound”

    Jerry Garcia Band/Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman Release “Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound”

    In 1989, The Jerry Garcia Band embarked on what would become a well-remembered East Coast tour, featuring Grateful Dead guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir and upright bass player Rob Wasserman as the opening act. commemorates that tour on six CDs of music: complete performances from Sept. 5 (Hartford Civic Center in Connecticut) and Sept. 6 at Nassau... »

  • Evergreen Terrace Releases “Dead Horses”

    Evergreen Terrace Releases “Dead Horses”

    Melodic/hardcore band Evergreen Terrace (named after the street where The Simpsons live) has dropped , its first album since the 2012 return of bassist Jason Southwell, who stepped away from the group back in 2009. It’s also the band’s first release on Rise Records. The group severed its connection with Metal Blade in 2012. Two... »