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  • Former Spinal Tap Bassist Derek Smalls Solo Album Now Available

    Former Spinal Tap Bassist Derek Smalls Solo Album Now Available

    Finally, the wait is over. Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls has released his debut solo album, entitled Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing). The bassist, portrayed by Harry Shearer, tapped an incredible roster of musicians for the album including Peter Frampton, Donald Fagen, Dweezil Zappa, Rick Wakeman, Richard Thompson, Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani, Waddy Wachtel, Jeff... »

  • King Crimson Releases “Live In Vienna”

    King Crimson Releases “Live In Vienna”

    Another recent King Crimson performance has been released as a live album. Live In Vienna, December 1st, 2016 is a three-disc set that has the two set evening spread across discs one and two with the third offering encores and ambience. “Disc three includes a series of soundscapes edited into newly sequenced pieces,” the album’s... »

  • Arild Andersen Releases “In-House Science”

    Arild Andersen Releases “In-House Science”

    Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen has released a new live album called In-House Science. The largely improvised jazz album features his trio consisting of Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia from a stellar 2016 performance. “[The trio’s] energies are arguably best captured in a live context, and here the three musicians deliver a characteristically smoking performance at... »

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  • Chicago Looks Back with “VI Decades Live”

    Chicago Looks Back with “VI Decades Live”

    Chicago has been steadily rocking the world since the ’60s. Now the band is celebrating with Chicago: VI Decades Live, a 4CD/1DVD set that captures the band across the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s, and 2010’s. While the set does not include current bassist Jeff Coffey, it does feature longtime low-enders Peter Cetera and Jason... »

  • Marco Mendoza Burns It Down on New Dead Daisies Album

    Marco Mendoza Burns It Down on New Dead Daisies Album

    The Dead Daisies have released their fourth studio album, Burn It Down, featuring the bass work of the mighty Marco Mendoza. This time around Mendoza is joined by his newest rhythm section partner, Deen Castronovo, who joined the band last year. The rest of the lineup includes guitarists Doug Aldrich and David Lowy with vocalist... »

  • Failure Returns With “In The Future” EP

    Failure Returns With “In The Future” EP

    Failure has released the first of a set of new EPs that will culminate in a full-length LP this fall. In The Future is the band’s first new music since their 2015 comeback, The Heart Is A Monster and will set the stage for the 2018 releases, which will focus on the disconnect between technology... »

  • Jay Leonhart Releases “Don’t You Wish” with Tomoko Ohno

    Jay Leonhart Releases “Don’t You Wish” with Tomoko Ohno

    Bassist/vocalist Jay Leonhart has teamed up with pianist Tomoko Ohno for a new album entitled Don’t You Wish. Leonhart, who bassists may know from his songs like “It’s Impossible to Sing and Play The Bass” and “Bass Aboard a Plane“, offers up his humorous tales of the musician’s life. “I am a jazz bassist with... »

  • François Moutin and Kavita Shah Team Up for “Interplay”

    François Moutin and Kavita Shah Team Up for “Interplay”

    The duo of a double bass and voice is one of the most powerful musical configurations. That’s clear on the new album, Interplay, by François Moutin and Kavita Shah. Sometimes intimate and sometimes exuberant, the 11-song collection ranges from jazz classics like “La Vie en Rose” to modern instrumental tunes like Dafnis Prieto’s “Blah Blah”.... »

  • Sons of Apollo Release “Alive/Tengo Vida” EP

    Sons of Apollo Release “Alive/Tengo Vida” EP

    Sons of Apollo are gearing up for their world tour with a special EP release of their single, “Alive.” The album contains six versions of the song including the original track, a radio edit, an acoustic rendition, plus each of those versions in Spanish, which retitles the track to “Tengo Vida.” “It was discussed we... »

  • Jimmy Johnson Featured on New Steve Gadd Band Album

    Jimmy Johnson Featured on New Steve Gadd Band Album

    Drummer Steve Gadd has rounded up his band once again for a new album. The new self-titled Steve Gadd Band recording brings together a cast of killer musicians to lock in on the groove-oriented tracks. “All the guys in the band are good friends of mine, people I like being around—not just musically but in... »