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  • Return To Forever: like they never even left

    Jazz/rock fusion pioneers Return To Forever are back with an upcoming 2CD set and DVD. If the success of their 2008 USA and European tour is any indicator, the new album “Returns” will be well-received. Releasing on March 2nd, it will be the band’s first since 1979 with the original lineup of Stanley Clarke on... »

  • RHCP extend study break

    Flea continues to hit the books at the University of Southern California – Los Angeles, which is prompting the Red Hot Chili Peppers to consider taking another year of sabbatical. Or so they say. According to an ominous statement from drummer Chad Smith, there could be other factors involved. “You can’t force anybody to play... »

  • Marcus Miller’s “Frankenstein” Groove

    Marcus Miller’s “Frankenstein” Groove

    This is a favorite among the notreble team. Marcus Miller and company take Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein” and really groove. The band includes Miller, Keith Anderson, Poogie Bell, Dean Brown, Bobby Sparks and Patches Stewart and was filmed during the 2005 Tokyo Jazz concert. »

  • A Boatful of Jazz

    In a recent All About Jazz article, Larry Taylor takes us along on the Playboy Jazz Cruise which sailed late last month on Holland America’s Westerdam. The Caribbean voyage was hosted by Marcus Miller and featured a different headlining musician for each night. The all-things-jazz cruise included history presentations, Q&A with the musicians, and late... »

  • Michael Manring Tour Updates (Feb-June 2009)

    Here’s the latest and greatest tour information from Michael Manring Solo performances Fri Feb 27 & 28 Anthropology Live Music Club in Mexico City, Mexico Jackie Perkins & the Exotique Band Thu March 5 Teatro Astoria in Lerici (SP), Italy (info: tour@armadilloclub.org) Jackie Perkins & the Exotique Band Fri March 6 Auditorium Toscanini in Parma,... »

  • Yowee. Hot Tuna: Uncle Sam Blues

    Yowee. Hot Tuna: Uncle Sam Blues

    Our friend Will sent us this video, from a 1971 Hot Tuna performance including the “devil devil devil of a man”, bassist Jack Casady. Enjoy “Uncle Sam Blues”: »

  • Jaco Pastorius Park

    Palms Beach ArtsPaper has a nice feature on the new park honoring the late, great Jaco Pastorius. The park is on Dixie Highway in Oakland Park, Florida, near where Jaco grew up, and covers seven acres. The park opened on what would have been Jaco’s 57th birthday, last December 1st. You can read the entire... »

  • The latest in bass fashion?

    Blankets are okay, but they can slip and slide. So now there’s something called a Drapester for your axe, aka “the bass cover with sleeves!” According to their press release, Drapesters are essential to protect against dust, sunlight and “curious fingers” (because a towel just won’t do). They come in several sizes, from bass to... »

  • The Freakish Approach: Claypool on His New Album, Upcoming Tour

    In a recent interview with The Daily Aztec, Primus bassist Les Claypool shares what we can expect to hear from him soon. His latest album, Of Fungi and Foe will be released March 17. Claypool described this venture as “kind of dark and creepy” and “a little more moody than some of the stuff I’ve... »

  • David Pastorius & Local 518 set to release “Sense of Urgency”

    Local 518 has just completed recording their second album, “Sense of Urgency”, recorded at Studio 101 in Melbourne, Florida. The album will be released on P-Vine Records in Japan. Local 518 includes David Pastorius on bass, Al Brodeur on guitar, Bjarne Jannik Kjaer on drums, Anthony Darmana on percussion and Dave Hoag on keys. Pastorius... »