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  • 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... »

  • Marcus Miller Releases “Afrodeezia”

    Marcus Miller Releases “Afrodeezia”

    Marcus Miller’s latest album, Afrodeezia, is influenced by the wide variety musical styles that can trace their roots to Africa. The bassist is a UNESCO Artist For Peace and spokesperson for the organization’s Slave Route Project, and his role with the group affected Afrodeezia. ”The power of music has no limits,” states Miller. “Through spirituals,... »

  • Bassist Co-authors Book on Recording with iPads and iPhones

    Bassist Co-authors Book on Recording with iPads and iPhones

    The co-author of , Ryan C. Williams, is back with another book for musicians. This time out, he has co-authored a book in the “For Dummies” series — iPad and iPhone for Musicians for Dummies. Written by Williams and Mike Levine, U.S. editor for Audiofanzine, the book covers a wide range of topics, including invaluable... »

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  • Made in Chicago: Larry Gray Featured Jack DeJohnette Live Album

    Made in Chicago: Larry Gray Featured Jack DeJohnette Live Album

    Jazz drumming great Jack DeJohnette called upon Chicago musicians he has known since the early 1960s for his latest album, Made in Chicago, and one latecomer—bassist/cellist Larry Gray. Gray, a sideman extraordinaire in multiple genres and Assistant Professor of Double Bass in Jazz at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has known DeJohnette since 1994... »

  • Danielle Nicole Releases Soulful Debut EP

    Danielle Nicole Releases Soulful Debut EP

    Danielle Nicole has soul. And you can hear that soul in her vocals, bass playing and songs on her rootsy, bluesy, new self-titled EP, recorded in New Orleans and Kansas City. The New Orleans tracks are produced by guitarist Anders Osborne and the remaining two songs on the set were recorded live at KTBG-The Bridge... »

  • Marcelo Yakko Releases “Loop Life”

    Marcelo Yakko Releases “Loop Life”

    Argentine bassist Marcelo Yakko has released his fourth solo album, Loop Life. Musically, the 15-track album reveals a musician who incorporates a wide range of his influences, from jazz fusion, to progressive rock, to more traditional Latin sounds. Conceptually, Yakko told us that the “message tries to capture the diverse moments and stages faced by... »

  • Judas Priest’s “Defenders of the Faith” Gets Anniversary Remaster

    Judas Priest’s “Defenders of the Faith” Gets Anniversary Remaster

    The 30th anniversary edition of Judas Priest’s “Defenders of the Faith” is made for lovers of mid-1980s metal. And it is out now. Check it out, including a video with references to Spinal Tap, among other things »

  • The Levin Brothers Announce Tour Dates

    The Levin Brothers Announce Tour Dates

    After releasing their first ever album together last year, Pete and Tony Levin have announced twelve date tour of the Northeastern United States. The musical brothers duo will kick things off in Rosendale, New York at the Rosendale Cafe on March 14th before covering most of New York state with stops in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and... »