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  • Book Review: Damian Erskine’s “The Improvisor’s Path”

    Book Review: Damian Erskine’s “The Improvisor’s Path”

    There comes a time for every bassist where they feel they’re in a rut or have hit a plateau in their playing and creativity. It happens to the best of us. Bassist and No Treble contributor Damian Erskine’s new book The Improvisor’s Path is a surefire way to get yourself back into high gear. While... »

  • Emmure Releases “Eternal Enemies”

    Emmure Releases “Eternal Enemies”

    Deathcore band Emmure has released its seventh album, . The record from the New York-based group, featuring bassist Mark Davis, is being billed as the “most aggressive, brutal and devastating of their career.” You can hear if that’s true on the album track, “Like LaMotta”: Eternal Enemies is available on and as a digital download... »

  • The Both Releases Self-Titled Debut

    The Both Releases Self-Titled Debut

    The Both, a new band formed by Aimee Mann and Ted Leo (of Ted Leo & The Pharmacists) has released its . Mann and Leo decided to create a new band after touring together last year, and the pair wrote the album long-distance, and according to Leo “it’s been line by line, verse by verse,... »

  • Jack Bruce Releases “Silver Rails”

    Jack Bruce Releases “Silver Rails”

    Legendary rock bassist, songwriter and vocalist Jack Bruce – known for his influential style and his days in the supergroup Cream with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker – has returned with his first studio album in a decade, . Recorded at Abbey Road studios in London, the album features a host of guest... »

  • George Mraz & David Hazeltine Trio Release “Your Story”

    George Mraz & David Hazeltine Trio Release “Your Story”

    George Mraz, the Czech native and master of jazz acoustic bass, has joined up with pianist David Hazeltine and drummer Jason Brown to create the George Mraz/David Hazeltine Trio album, . The record features the players’ interpretations of classics like Rogers & Hart’s “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” and Cole Porter’s “Ev’ry Time... »

  • Black Label Society Releases “Catacombs of the Black Vatican”

    Black Label Society Releases “Catacombs of the Black Vatican”

    Guitarist Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society is back with its first studio album in five years, . With John “JD” DeServio on bass (Cycle of Pain) the record is as heavy as you’d expect from Wylde, who was Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for more than 20 years. “Catacombs” is the band’s follow-up to 2009’s The Order... »

  • KISS Celebrates 40 Years with Vinyl Reissues

    KISS Celebrates 40 Years with Vinyl Reissues

    It’s a huge year for KISS fans. The band is not only celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first album release, it’s also being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To mark this year, the band is releasing remastered versions of 28 albums on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl in a move that’s a... »

  • Robert Cray Releases “In My Soul”, Featuring Richard Cousins

    Robert Cray Releases “In My Soul”, Featuring Richard Cousins

    Guitarist Robert Cray is back with his blues/soul sound on his 17th studio album, . This time out, The Robert Cray Band includes Cray’s childhood friend Richard Cousins on bass, along with Dover Weinberg on keyboards and Les Falconer on drums. Cousins first played with the band from 1979-1991 and rejoined in 2007. Weinberg is... »

  • Tim Wolfe, Jr. Releases “Topics of Conversation”

    Tim Wolfe, Jr. Releases “Topics of Conversation”

    Tim Wolfe Jr., who we featured in our Reader Spotlight in 2013, has released his first album as a band leader and composer, . As jazz bassist working and teaching in central/southeast Pennsylvania (as well as the grandson of two jazz musicians, including one bassist), Wolfe’s album nods to the East Coast hard-bop tradition. His... »

  • Isaias Elpes Releases Self Titled Album

    Isaias Elpes Releases Self Titled Album

    Brazilian bassist and composer Isaias Elpes has released a self-titled album that reflects both his Latin heritage (one track is even titled “Born in Brazil”) and his continuing education as a jazz/jazz fusion player. Elpes finished his master’s degree in music from Shepherd University in Los Angeles last year, where he studied under legendary session... »