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  • Year’s Worth of Rush Vinyl Reissues Begins with “Fly by Night”

    Year’s Worth of Rush Vinyl Reissues Begins with “Fly by Night”

    This promises to be a good year for vinyl-record loving and/or audiophile Rush fans. Universal Music Enterprises is reissuing the majority — 14 albums — of the trio’s Mercury releases throughout the year, beginning this month with 1975’s Fly By Night, which was the first record to feature Neil Peart on drums. Bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee... »

  • Gov’t Mule Releases 1999 Live Recording Featuring Late Bassist Allen Woody

    Gov’t Mule Releases 1999 Live Recording Featuring Late Bassist Allen Woody

    Gov’t Mule and guitarist John Scofield have released a rarity — a live album featuring original bassist Allen Woody (also known for his time with The Allman Brothers). The music on Sco-Mule is culled from two late September 1999 shows the Mule played with Scofield in Georgia. The shows weren’t recorded by audience members, and... »

  • Metal Group Periphery Releases Two Separate Albums Sharing One Concept

    Metal Group Periphery Releases Two Separate Albums Sharing One Concept

    Progressive-metal outfit Periphery had too much metal for one album, so instead of releasing one, they’ve put out two — Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut:Omega. The records are really meant to be listened to as a whole concept piece, with Alpha providing backstory and Omega focusing on the main character’s journey, according to drummer Matt Halpern,... »

  • Unreleased Live Red Garland Trio Recording Released, Featuring Leroy Vinnegar

    Unreleased Live Red Garland Trio Recording Released, Featuring Leroy Vinnegar

    Good things can be found on dusty old cassette tapes — like live music made by three jazz legends playing as a trio. Swingin on the Korner: Live at Keystone Korner by the Red Garland Trio with Philly Joe Jones and Leroy Vinnegar offers more than 150 minutes of previously unreleased Garland music. The tracks... »

  • Steve Swallow Releases “Singular Curves”

    Steve Swallow Releases “Singular Curves”

    Jazz bassist Steve Swallow has released his latest album, , in a trio with tenor sax player Ohad Talmor and drummer Adam Nussbaum. The record was recorded back in June 2012. Swallow (known for his work as a composer and band leader and with Carla Bley, Gary Burton and the John Scofield Trio) has three... »

  • Flecktones’ “Flight of the Cosmic Hippo” is Remastered and Reissued in Vinyl Edition

    Flecktones’ “Flight of the Cosmic Hippo” is Remastered and Reissued in Vinyl Edition

    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones’ second album, Flight of the Cosmic Hippo, has been . The 1991 instrumental album, which hit the top spot on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, features the always amazing Victor Wooten on bass in the band led by banjo virtuoso Fleck. The vinyl reissue also includes a free MP3 download... »

  • The Aristocrats Release Live CD/DVD Set from Culture Clash Tour

    The Aristocrats Release Live CD/DVD Set from Culture Clash Tour

    The Aristocrats one-upped itself with the release of its latest album package, The album, which documents world tour performances supporting the progressive rock band’s 2013 album Culture Clash, showcases not just one date, but performances from six different stops in five countries on three continents. The trio includes bassist Bryan Beller, guitarist Guthrie Govan on... »

  • Norway’s Terje Gewelt Releases “Steppingstone”

    Norway’s Terje Gewelt Releases “Steppingstone”

    Norwegian jazz bassist Terje Gewelt has released his latest album, Steppingstone. Gewelt, who took private lessons with the late bass legend Jaco Pastorius and is known for his upright acoustic and electric playing, is the leader of a trio on Steppingstone, his eighth album as a bandleader on his own label, Resonant Music. The album,... »

  • Janek Gwizdala Releases “Motion Picture”

    Janek Gwizdala Releases “Motion Picture”

    Janek Gwizdala has released his sixth album as a leader, entitled . The instrumental album features a core trio of Gwizdala, guitarist Nir Felder, and drummer Gary Husband with guest keyboardist Jeff Babko appearing on four songs. Each of the members contribute incredible performances to create an engrossing sonic atmosphere that swings from introspective meditations... »

  • Jon von Boehm Releases Solo Debut

    Jon von Boehm Releases Solo Debut

    Prolific Nashville-based jazz fusion/progressive bassist Jon von Boehm has released his self-titled debut as a band leader. The eponymous album came together over the course of two years and features a slew of players with whom he feels comfortable. As he says on his website: “The musicians playing on the album are cats that I... »