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Kneebody Releases “Chapters” With New Lineup
New Albums

Kneebody Releases “Chapters” With New Lineup

Kneebody has returned with a new album called “Chapters,” which marks a new era for the band. It’s the first release since the announcement that bassist Kaveh Rastegar would be stepping out of the group. Now Nate Wood is handling the bass and drums.

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Reunite on “What’s My Name”
New Albums

Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Reunite on “What’s My Name”

Ringo Starr is a guy that gets by with a little help from his friends. His new album, “What’s My Name,” teams him up once again with his old bandmate Paul McCartney. Nathan East, John Pierce, and Kaveh Rastegar also perform on the record.

Kaveh Rastegar Releases Debut Album, Light of Love
New Albums

Kaveh Rastegar Releases Debut Album, Light of Love

Kneebody bassist Kaveh Rastegar has released his debut album, Light of Love, and it’s stacked with talented musicians. That’s no wonder considering the Grammy-nominated bassist has also spent his last 20 years working with some incredible talent including John Legend, Beck, Sia, Sabrina Claudio, Bruno Mars, Meshell Ndegeocello, De La Soul, and many more. “Rastegar refers to Light of Love...

Bob Reynolds: Can’t Wait for Perfect
Bass Videos

Bob Reynolds: Can’t Wait for Perfect

I recently discovered tenor saxophonist Bob Reynolds and his band on a recent Youtube binge, and I was glad I did. Here’s the band performing at the Blue Whale Jazz Club in Los Angeles, California, on January 21, 2016. The tune, “Can’t Wait for Perfect,” is from Reynolds’ album, Guitar Band and features some groovy lines by bassist Kaveh Rastegar....

De La Soul Releases First Record in Four Years
New Albums

De La Soul Releases First Record in Four Years

Hip hop trio De La Soul has released its ninth full-length album and the Anonymous Nobody… It’s the first album in four years for the veteran group, whose creative power is still formidable, according to a review of the album in Spin, which says, “Every note of Nobody feels driven by the ingenuity of three artists for whom creative spirit...

Kneebody and Daedelus Explore on New Album
New Albums

Kneebody and Daedelus Explore on New Album

Kneebody’s latest album, Kneedelus, a collaboration with electronic musician Daedelus, explores the theory of technological singularity. According to the jazz band’s website, technological singularity is “the notion that humans and computer technology will increasingly blend together.” The group’s saxophonist, Ben Wendel, is a high school friend of Alfred Darlington (a.k.a. Daedelus and a onetime jazz/double bass student at the University...