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Christian McBride and The Philadelphia Experiment Release New Live Album

Christian McBride and The Philadelphia Experiment Release New Live Album

Ever since their 2001 album, fans have been clamoring for The Philadelphia Experiment (Christian McBride, “Questlove”, and Uri Caine) to release a new record. They’ve just dropped a new live album captured at the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival.

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Melissa Carper Releases “Ramblin’ Soul” with Dennis Crouch

Melissa Carper Releases “Ramblin’ Soul” with Dennis Crouch

Melissa Carper just released a new album called “Ramblin’ Soul” that draws vintage country, western swing, classic R&B, and soul. Although Carper is a double bassist herself, she enlisted session ace Dennis Crouch for the record.

Dezron Douglas Releases New Album, “Atalaya”

Dezron Douglas Releases New Album, “Atalaya”

Dezron Douglas has released a new full-length album called “Atalaya.” Although many know him for being the current bassist in Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio’s solo band, Douglas channels his jazz side on the record.

Arild Andersen Group Improvises on “Affirmation”

Arild Andersen Group Improvises on “Affirmation”

Arild Andersen has documented his new quartet with a new album. “Affirmation” was recorded for ECM without Manfred Eicher due to the pandemic. Andersen planned on capturing new compositions, but the second day yielded some magical improvisations.

Karl Clews Releases “Nomad”

Karl Clews Releases “Nomad”

Karl Clews has released a new album called “Nomad,” which concludes his first trilogy of bass solo and bass-forward albums. The bassist created the album into four thematic “suites” depicting a traveler’s journey.

Russell Hall Delights on Emmet Cohen’s “Uptown in Orbit”

Russell Hall Delights on Emmet Cohen’s “Uptown in Orbit”

Jazz pianist Emmet Cohen has released “Uptown in Orbit” with drummer Kyle Poole and bassist Russell Hall. Hall is completely in step with Cohen in blending styles from the years.

Polyphia Releases “Remember That You Will Die”

Polyphia Releases “Remember That You Will Die”

Progressive outfit Polyphia has returned with their fourth studio album, “Remember That You Will Die.” The group is primarily instrumental, but they brought on a host of guest artists, including vocalists.

Trevor Dunn’s Trio Convulsant Releases First Album in 18 Years

Trevor Dunn’s Trio Convulsant Releases First Album in 18 Years

Trevor Dunn has revived his Trio Convulsant for the first time in 18 years for the album Séances. The album sees the reunion of the group while adding to the genre-bending sounds with Folie à Quatre.

Marcelo Yakko Releases “El Viaje Infinito”

Marcelo Yakko Releases “El Viaje Infinito”

Marcelo Yakko is back with a new solo album called “El Viaje Infinito.” The bassist recorded it with bass, drums, and keyboards. The lack of guitars opens room for Yakko to take melodies with the bass as well as more chordal work.

Obsidious Release Impressive Debut Album, “Iconic”

Obsidious Release Impressive Debut Album, “Iconic”

At long last, the debut album from Obsidious is available. “Iconic” has been in the works for 15 months following the group’s formation after Rafael Trujillo, Sebastian Lanser, and Linus Klausenitzer left the ranks of Obscura.

John Entwistle’s “Rarities Oxhumed, Volume One” Out Now

John Entwistle’s “Rarities Oxhumed, Volume One” Out Now

John Entwistle’s deep cuts have been unearthed with the new album, “Rarities Oxhumed: Volume One,” which features demos, outtakes, and live cuts from his career.

“Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes” Soundtrack Highlights Bass Great’s Work

“Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes” Soundtrack Highlights Bass Great’s Work

After six years of production, the documentary “Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes” has been released via PBS. The film’s soundtrack has also been released.