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  • Toto Releases “Toto XIV” with Founding Bassist David Hungate

    Toto Releases “Toto XIV” with Founding Bassist David Hungate

    Toto XIV marks the return of bassist David Hungate, but it is also being released on the heels of a tragedy: Mike Porcaro, who remained the group’s official bassist as he struggled with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), succumbed to his illness earlier this month at the age of 59. Hungate came... »

  • Late Bernard Edwards Plays on “New” Chic Single Born from Analog Tapes

    Late Bernard Edwards Plays on “New” Chic Single Born from Analog Tapes

    Although Chic bassist Bernard Edwards died in 1996, new music featuring his bass prowess is available again on the Chic song, “I’ll Be There.” The 12-inch vinyl single from Chic, featuring Nile Rodgers (Edwards’ Chic bandmate) and The Martinez Brothers is based on an old “lost” analog practice take of for a Chic song called... »

  • Jazz and Hip Hop Merge on BadBadNotGood’s “Sour Soul”

    Jazz and Hip Hop Merge on BadBadNotGood’s “Sour Soul”

    Jazz/hip-hop band BadBadNotGood, featuring Chester Hansen on bass, has teamed up with rapper Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan) to produce the album Sour Soul. The combination of the Canadian jazz trio with a legendary rapper is one that has prompted positive reviews since the CD’s February release. Now, the album, pairs live instrumentation and highly cinematic... »

  • Marc Cary Re-teams with Tarus Mateen on New Album

    Marc Cary Re-teams with Tarus Mateen on New Album

    Keyboardist Marc Cary has released a followup to his 1999 album, Rhodes Ahead Vo. 1, featuring the same personnel as the late 1990s record, including bassist Tarus Mateen. Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 showcases Cary’s electro-acoustic jazz sound and Fender Rhodes’ keyboard work. It also incorporates drum n’ bass, electronic dance music (EDM), funk and rock... »

  • Two 1976 Rush Albums Reissued in Remastered Vinyl Editions

    Two 1976 Rush Albums Reissued in Remastered Vinyl Editions

    The year’s vinyl releases of remastered Rush albums continues with the double live album All the World’s a Stage and the legendary 2112, both from 1976. Both albums from the prog-rock trio of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart were remastered at Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering process and pressed... »

  • Classic Mingus Album Reissued on Vinyl

    Classic Mingus Album Reissued on Vinyl

    The album often cited as legendary jazz bassist/composer Charles Mingus’ best, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, has been released in a limited, remastered vinyl edition after being long out of print on vinyl. Composed in part as a ballet, the work recorded by an 11-piece band features a spectacular rhythm section, Spanish influences,... »

  • John Wetton Anthology Released

    John Wetton Anthology Released

    Cherry Red Records’ John Wetton The Studio Recordings Anthology is a prog-rock fan’s dream. Wetton is most well known as the singer, primary songwriter and bassist for Asia. However, he was also a member of King Crimson from 1972 to 1974 and played with the band UK. He has released solo work and performed as... »

  • Bunny Brunel Releases “Invent Your Future”

    Bunny Brunel Releases “Invent Your Future”

    Fusion bassist Bunny Brunel, known for his work the band CAB and with the likes of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, has released Invent Your Future. The album includes Brunel’s take on the Jaco Pastorius classic, “Continuum” and contributions from keyboardists like Patrice Rushen and Patrick Moraz. It also features compositions of his own, and... »

  • Richie Goods’ “Three Rivers” All About Expression

    Richie Goods’ “Three Rivers” All About Expression

    Bassist Richie Goods and Nuclear Fusion aren’t sticking with any one style on his latest album, Three Rivers. “It’s finally me-not confined to any particular genre or style, but just free to express and play what I hear in my heart and spirit,” said Goods, the youngest person ever inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall... »

  • Mark Egan Releases Eighth Album, “Direction Home”

    Mark Egan Releases Eighth Album, “Direction Home”

    Jazz bassist Mark Egan has released his latest album, Direction Home. It’s the eighth album for the onetime student of the late Jaco Pastorius, known for his past work with the Pat Metheny Group and the band Elements. Direction Home is a follow up to last year’s About Now, which offered up more groove with... »