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  • Peter Erskine Trio Box Set of 1990s Work Released

    Peter Erskine Trio Box Set of 1990s Work Released

    The four albums released by the Peter Erskine Trio between 1992 and 1997 are now available as a box set, As It Was, through ECM’s Old and New Masters Series. The trio featured drummer/leader Erskine, Swedish double bassist Palle Danielsson (known for his 1970s-era work with Kieth Jarrett) and British pianist John Taylor, who was... »

  • Periphery Follows Up Double Album

    Periphery Follows Up Double Album

    Progressive metal band Periphery didn’t rest after releasing a double album in 2015. Instead, the band crafted another album – Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The band features Adam “Nolly” Getgood on bass, who is also instrumental in the album’s production and engineering. However, while Nolly is still a studio member of the band, he has... »

  • The Black Art Jazz Collective Releases “Presented By the Side Door Jazz Club”

    The Black Art Jazz Collective Releases “Presented By the Side Door Jazz Club”

    The Black Art Jazz Collective, featuring Vicente Archer (Terence Blanchard, Kenny Garrett, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Glasper) on bass, has released Presented By The Side Door Jazz Club. The album refers to the Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme, Connecticut, which gave the group, which celebrates black culture in a positive way, a two-night gig... »

  • Nik West Releases 6-Song EP

    Nik West Releases 6-Song EP

    Bassist Nik West (Prince, Dave Stewart) has released a new EP, Say Somethin. The EP features another female rock powerhouse alongside West — Australian singer/songwriter and guitarist Orianthi – on the tune “My Relationship.” The version of the record available via SoundCloud kicks off with West’s cover of AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” and the rest... »

  • “Decade of Dio” Set Released

    “Decade of Dio” Set Released

    The six albums metal’s Dio released from 1983 through 1993 have been compiled as the box set, A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993. During that decade, the band, fronted by former Black Sabbath/Rainbow singer, the late Ronnie James Dio, featured several bassists: founding bassist Jimmy Bain (Rainbow), who died in January of this year, as well... »

  • Katie Theroux Appears on Mike Jones Trio Album

    Katie Theroux Appears on Mike Jones Trio Album

    Katie Thiroux, known for 2015 debut album Introducing Katie Thiroux, and her Katie Thiroux Quartet, is also part of the Mike Jones Trio, which has released its second album, Roaring. The trio includes Thiroux, Jones and drummer Matt Witek, who also plays in the Katie Thiroux Quartet. Roaring features Jones’ take on 1920’s standards and... »

  • Preston Glasgow Lowe Releases Debut Album

    Preston Glasgow Lowe Releases Debut Album

    Jazz fusion trio Preston Glasgow Lowe has released its self-titled debut album. The Glasgow portion of the band name comes from Scottish bassist Kevin Glasgow, known for his work on a six-string electric bass. The trio’s music melds complex riffs with intense rhythms. “We’ve been shaping this music together for some time, and have received... »

  • Sam Jones Album Reissued

    Sam Jones Album Reissued

    Bassist/cellist Sam Jones’ late 1970s album, Changes & Things, has been reissued as part of the Elemental Music/The Orchard Xanadu Master Edition Series, which is composed of re-releases of work from the 1970s/80s jazz record label, Xanadu. Jones, who died in 1981, was best-known for his work with Cannonball Adderley, but also played with Dizzy... »

  • Tony Levin’s Trio Releases Second Album

    Tony Levin’s Trio Releases Second Album

    Levin Minnemann Rudess, featuring superstar bassist, cellist and Chapman Stick player Tony Levin, has released its second album, From the Law Offices Of. The band consists of the progressive rock supergroup of Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), drummer/guitarist Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani) and keyboardist Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater). The year-in-the-making album’s title comes... »

  • Multi-Instrumentalist Jacob Collier Releases Debut Album

    Multi-Instrumentalist Jacob Collier Releases Debut Album

    Twenty-one-year-old Londoner Jacob Collier is a true one-man band. He’s become known for the YouTube videos he’s produced from the music room in his home, in which he sings every part and plays every instrument on his songs, utilizing a mosaic of screens, which makes the title of his debut album, In My Room, quite... »