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  • Sonic Youth share details about “The Eternal”

    The much-anticipated 16th album from Sonic Youth is on its way. Among the new details are a release date, June 9, 2009, and cover art. Recorded last year at SY’s Echo Canyon West studio, the record features former Pavement/Dustdevils bassist Mark Ibold as the band’s newest studio member, replacing Jim O’Rouke. Ibold has been touring... »

  • Wayne Shorter concert DVD features 3 legendary bassists

    Wayne Shorter’s performance at the 1996 Montreux Jazz Festival is now available on DVD. Bassist and formerly Shorter’s Weather Report band mate Alphonso Johnson, Stanley Clarke and Ron Carter all make appearances on the DVD, which includes bonus footage from both the 1991 and 1992 Montreux performances. The complete line-up for the 1996 show: Wayne... »

  • New David Sanborn DVD release features Marcus Miller

    David Sanborn’s newest DVD, Live at Montreux 1984 showcases his headlining performance (with bassist Tom Barney) at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The DVD consists of nine main tracks, but wouldn’t be complete without highlights from the 1981 show Sanborn played with bass-great Marcus Miller. Miller shows up on the three bonus tracks Love Is Not... »

  • Jazz Life: the Very Best of Chris Minh Doky

    File this one under an album we missed when it released, but wish we didn’t. Chris Minh Doky released a double album “A Jazz Life” in November 2008. As Chris describes the release, “This is my compilation album, which actually is a double album. One CD contains my favorite vocal tracks (and a brand new... »

  • Billy Sheehan releasing third solo album

    Billy Sheehan is releasing “Holy Cow!”, his third solo album in March in the U.S. The album is already available in Japan. The album was recorded in Sheehan’s home studio and features guest performances by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Doug Pinnick of King’s X, Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big & Racer X, and Tony... »

  • Bryan Beller record release gig announced

    Bryan Beller is celebrating his Thanks In Advance release with a gig at The Baked Potato on January 22nd. In his email announcement, Bryan said “This kind of gig doesn’t happen very often… last one was four years ago. So, you know, don’t miss it! Rehearsals are rocking. It will be epic. Hope to see... »

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  • Weather Report’s Tale Spinnin’ re-release

    Indie label Iconoclassic Records is reissuing Weather Report’s fifth studio album, Tale Spinnin’. Released in 1975, the album features amazing bass work by Alphonso Johnson, who was later replaced by Jaco Pastorius after Johnson left to form a band with Billy Cobham and George Duke. The album received the Jazz Album of the Year award,... »

  • New Release: CAB’s “Theatre de Marionettes”

    The first CAB album in five years has been released. Theatre de Marionettes features Bunny Brunel, Tony MacAlpine, Virgil Donati, Patrice Rushen, Brian Auger and special guest appearances by Chick Corea and Michel Polnareff. Tracks: 1. The Prankster 2. Katputli 3. The Sultan of Brunel 4. Purple Mars 5. The Ventriloquist 6. Just Do It... »

  • New DVD Releases from Michael Manring

    A new DVD featuring Michael Manring with guitarists Don Ross and Andy McKee has been released, featuring solo performances from each musician as well as collaborations. Don Ross, Michael Manring, Andy McKee – Live in Toronto features solo performances by each musician, as well as a few collaborations. Here’s a sneak peek of Manring’s “Selene”,... »

  • Michael Henderson Nominated for Grammy

    Producer-archivist Bob Beldon is known for his Grammy-winning reissues of Miles Davis’ work, and, along with Indian keyboardist and co-arranger Louiz Banks, has created another remix, putting a global spin on some classics. The most recent two-disc set, Miles… From India, features Michael Henderson in a bass performance that has gained him a Grammy nomination.... »