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  • Isley Brothers’ Landmark Album, “3+3” Gets Vinyl Reissue

    Isley Brothers’ Landmark Album, “3+3” Gets Vinyl Reissue

    The Isley Brothers album 3+3 may have been the group’s 11th, but it marked a turning point for the family band. And now, the record is getting some vinyl love with a reissue on 180-gram translucent blue vinyl via Friday Music. The title refers to bassist Marvin Isley, guitarist Ernie Isley, and keyboardist Chris Jasper... »

  • All That Remains Reveals “The Order of Things”

    All That Remains Reveals “The Order of Things”

    The Order of Things, the seventh album from metal band All That Remains, has been released on Razor & Tie. The record is pure, often melodic, metal with a low end and backing vocals supplied by bassist Jeanne Sagan. Most of the album was recorded in the band’s home base of Massachusetts, with additional vocal... »

  • “Physical Graffiti” Latest Led Zep Album Released in Remastered, Deluxe Editions

    “Physical Graffiti” Latest Led Zep Album Released in Remastered, Deluxe Editions

    Led Zeppelin marked the 40th anniversary of its double album Physical Graffiti with the release of deluxe and super-deluxe versions of the 16x platinum record, originally released Feb. 24, 1975. The release is also part of the band’s campaign of reissuing its albums in remastered packages featuring previously unreleased companion audio. Certain packages also contain... »

  • Rush’s “Caress of Steel” Reissued on High-Quality Vinyl

    Rush’s “Caress of Steel” Reissued on High-Quality Vinyl

    1975 was quite a year for Rush, which released two albums, both of which have been newly remastered and re-released this year on vinyl. The first, Fly By Night, was reissued in January, and now the second album from 1975, Caress of Steel, has been given the star treatment. The original analog masters of the... »

  • JJ Grey and Mofro Release “Ol’ Glory”

    JJ Grey and Mofro Release “Ol’ Glory”

    JJ Grey and Mofro’s latest, Ol’ Glory, shows off the Southern band’s mix blues, rock, folk, funk, gospel, and R&B. Featuring Todd Smallie on bass, the band churns out a phenomenal groove. The 12-song set, recorded at Retrophonics Studio in St. Augustine, Florida, also includes work from guests Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) on dobro... »

  • Imagine Dragons Release Smoke + Mirrors

    Imagine Dragons Release Smoke + Mirrors

    Imagine Dragons’s sophomore effort, Smoke + Mirrors is already generating heat with the single “I Bet My Life.” Britain’s Q Magazine has already given the album high marks — four stars — and compared the Las Vegas band’s vibe to that of “Songs From the Big Chair”-era Tears for Fears. It says the album is... »

  • Jazz Bassist/Composer Ben Wolfe Leads Quintet on “The Whisperer”

    Jazz Bassist/Composer Ben Wolfe Leads Quintet on “The Whisperer”

    Double bassist Ben Wolfe has worked alongside some of the jazz world’s biggest names, including Wynton Marsalis and Diana Krall. And as he’s done so, he has also forged his own impressive path as a player, composer and bandleader. His latest recorded effort sees him heading up a quartet on The Whisperer. The record features... »

  • Previously Unreleased Bob Marley Show Gets Unique Release in Marley’s 70th Birthday Year

    Previously Unreleased Bob Marley Show Gets Unique Release in Marley’s 70th Birthday Year

    A fan’s handheld video, combined with audio and newly created animations, brings to life two previously unreleased June 1978 Boston Music Hall performances by Bob Marley & The Wailers. The CD/DVD package called Easy Skanking in Boston ’78 is being released in celebration of the late Marley’s 70th birthday year and the 1978 band, of... »

  • Johan Hansén-Larson Featured on Kristian Persson Elements Album

    Johan Hansén-Larson Featured on Kristian Persson Elements Album

    Johan Hansén-Larson can be considered a regular here at No Treble, with several of his videos being featured here over the years. Now, the Swedish bassist can be heard at length on the Kristian Persson Elements jazz album, Let It Go. Cormac Larkin of the Irish Times says “Funk and soul are the main references... »

  • Book Transcribes 18 Ray Brown Classics

    Book Transcribes 18 Ray Brown Classics

    Ray Brown’s work as a double bassist was incomparable, and a new book of transcriptions from Hal Leonard pays tribute to him. An 80-page paperback, features 18 transcriptions, photos, performance notes and a forward by contemporary jazz virtuoso Christian McBride. While Brown is best known for his work with Oscar Peterson, he also played with... »