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  • Carvin Audio Returns with New Leadership

    Carvin Audio Returns with New Leadership

    Back in October, we shared the sad news that Carvin Audio was closing its doors after over seven decades of business. Now we’ve got good news to share: the Carvin Corporation is back with new executive leadership. The company shared the news in a statement explaining that Joel Kiesel and Kristen Kiesel Lieurance will serve... »

  • Art Hirahara Taps Linda May Han Oh for “Sunward Bound”

    Art Hirahara Taps Linda May Han Oh for “Sunward Bound”

    Pianist Art Hirahara has released his fourth solo album, called Sunward Bound. This time he called upon a killer group to fill out his quartet with saxophonist Donny McCaslin, drummer Rudy Royston, and bassist Linda May Han Oh. The lineup helped to fulfill the bandleader’s artistic vision over the 11-track collection. “I actually wrote this... »

  • John Patitucci, Renaud Garcia-Fons Featured on Paul Simon’s “In The Blue Light”

    John Patitucci, Renaud Garcia-Fons Featured on Paul Simon’s “In The Blue Light”

    Paul Simon is currently on his farewell concert tour, which may be part of the reasoning for his new semi-retrospective album, In The Blue Light. The 10-song album features fresh perspectives on some of his lesser-known songs from his catalog with tracks taken from seven records. “This album consists of songs that I thought were... »

  • Katie Thiroux Sets Out On Extensive Tour

    Katie Thiroux Sets Out On Extensive Tour

    Jazz bassist Katie Thiroux is taking her trio on the road for an international tour this fall. The journey kicks off with a leg on the West Coast before heading to Europe for the majority of October. Thiroux is a bassist in the stylistic vein of the great Ray Brown. Her latest album, Off Beat,... »

  • Metal Allegiance Releases “Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty”

    Metal Allegiance Releases “Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty”

    The all-star project Metal Allegiance has just released their second album entitled Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty. The group is comprised of guitarist Alex Skolnick, drummer Mike Portnoy, and two bassists: Mark Menghi and David Ellefson. Even though each member is busy with their own bands, they come together as a unit to write and... »

  • Clutch Releases “Book of Bad Decisions”

    Clutch Releases “Book of Bad Decisions”

    Clutch has returned with their twelfth studio album, entitled Book of Bad Decisions. While fans can expect the same heavy grooves the band is known for, they also expanded their sound a bit. Bassist Dan Maines explained that working with producer Vance Powell pushed their musical palette. “He came out on the road with us... »

  • Led Zeppelin Reissues “The Song Remains The Same” Soundtrack

    Led Zeppelin Reissues “The Song Remains The Same” Soundtrack

    Fifty years ago, on September 7th, 1968, the quartet of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones performed their first concert together as The New Yardbirds. Of course, we now know they would become the massive rock band, Led Zeppelin. The remaining members of the band are celebrating the anniversary with a... »

  • Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” Now Available

    Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” Now Available

    Former Beatle Paul McCartney has returned with Egypt Station, which marks his 18th solo studio album. Recorded between Los Angeles, London, and Sussex, the album gets its name from one of the bassist’s paintings that also serves as the album artwork. It ties thematically ties the record together as the Fab Four did back in... »

  • Ronnie James Dio Bass Gear To Be Auctioned Sep 14-15

    Ronnie James Dio Bass Gear To Be Auctioned Sep 14-15

    Most of us know the late Ronnie James Dio as the legendary lead vocalist for Dio, Rainbow, and Black Sabbath. Tracks like “Holy Diver” and “Rainbow In The Dark” are part of the fabric that makes heavy metal history. What many don’t realize is that he was also originally a bassist. Dio’s first bands, notably... »

  • New Tord Gustavsen Trio Album Features Bassist Sigurd Hole

    New Tord Gustavsen Trio Album Features Bassist Sigurd Hole

    After working in different band formats for the past decade, jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen has gotten back to the piano trio format. The Other Side features his longtime drummer Jarle Vespestad as well Sigurd Hole, who joins the band for the first time. A bandleader himself, the Norwegian bassist fits right into the trio’s sound... »