The Darkness has returned with “Easter Is Cancelled.” The record “examines the role of the musician in the barbarous culture of the world today...” That’s summed up in the opening track, which features Frankie Poullain riding the low notes on his Thunderbird.
After releasing music with his bands Bigmouth and Superette, bassist Chris Lightcap has combined the efforts into a group called SuperBigmouth. As such the group includes two tenor saxophones, keyboard, two guitars, bass, and two drumkits.
The stellar trio of Chick Corea, Brian Blade, and Christian McBride have teamed up once again to release an album. “Trilogy 2” is the followup to their 2014 release and includes twelve songs ranging from Corea’s originals to jazz standards.
The mighty Opeth has returned with their thirteenth studio album, entitled “In Cauda Venenum.” It continues their more experimental trajectory with heavy notes of prog rock rather than their death metal origins. It is, however, still distinctly Opeth.
Once again, a new album of jazz icon John Coltrane’s music has been unearthed and released to the public. “Blue World” features Trane’s classic quartet with McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, and Jimmy Garrison.
Once again, the music of 1969 is being celebrated on its fiftieth anniversary. This time it’s one of the biggest albums ever produced: “Abbey Road”. The Beatles’ legendary album is available in several packages with brand new stereo mixes and more.
Mike Stern has teamed up with Jeff Lorber for a new album by way of Lorber’s Fusion project. “Eleven” is a merging of their unique voices over ten tracks. The impetus for the new album came from bassist Jimmy Haslip, who also co-produced the record.
Robbie Robertson has returned with a new solo album entitled “Sinematic” that is a darker, more intimate look at the famed guitarist from The Band. The majority of the tracks feature Pino Palladino, while two include Reggie Hamilton.
Phish keyboardist Page McConnell’s supergroup Vida Blue has returned with their first new album since 2003. “Crossing Lines” reunites the trio of McConnell, drummer Russell Batiste, and bassist Oteil Burbridge, while adding guitarist Adam Zimmon.
Jazz bassist and composer Ben Wolfe has released a new album called “Fatherhood,” which pays homage to his father, Dan Wolfe, who passed away in 2018.