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Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release “Slippin’ and Slidin’”

Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family Release “Slippin’ and Slidin’”

The Immediate Family’s long-awaited album, “Slippin’ and Slidin’”, is finally here. The EP is the first U.S. release from the band, which is made up of session legends Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Steve Postell, and Leland Sklar.

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The Budos Band Releases “Long In The Tooth”

The Budos Band Releases “Long In The Tooth”

Fifteen years since their debut album, afro-psych soul outfit The Budos Band has returned with Long In The Tooth. The horn-heavy record is full of unshakeable grooves.

Johnnie Gilmore Returns With “When You Come Home” Solo Bass EP

Johnnie Gilmore Returns With “When You Come Home” Solo Bass EP

Johnnie Gilmore has just released a gorgeous new EP. The five-song “When You Come Home” features the bassist in a totally solo setting in which he fills out the melody, harmony, and percussion with just his bass.

Colin Trusedell Releases “The Quarantine Chronicles”

Colin Trusedell Releases “The Quarantine Chronicles”

Colin Trusedell has released a new solo album written and recorded this spring called The Quarantine Chronicles. Written and performed entirely on the acoustic bass guitar, the 10-song collection takes a different path than his six previous albums.

Leon Bosch Releases “The South African Double Bass”

Leon Bosch Releases “The South African Double Bass”

Last year, double bass virtuoso Leon Bosch put forth an album of all new music to help expand the instrument’s solo repertoire. Now he’s done it again with a new release. “The South African Double Bass” features eight brand new pieces.

Public Enemy Reunites Original Lineup for “What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?”

Public Enemy Reunites Original Lineup for “What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?”

Rap icons Public Enemy have returned with What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?, which is their first new album in three years. Bass on the album is handled by producer C-Doc as well as Trevor Helt and The Oddysy’s Kevin Jacoby.

The Deftones Release “Ohms”

The Deftones Release “Ohms”

The Deftones have returned with Ohms, which marks the band’s ninth album. The first since 2016’s Gore, it sees the band reuniting with producer Terry Date, who helped the band craft their classic albums Adrenaline, Around the Fur, and White Pony. “The decision to bring Terry back in on this album was definitely based on the history that the band...

Butcher Brown Releases “#KingButch”

Butcher Brown Releases “#KingButch”

Butcher Brown has released #KingButch, which marks their eighth release and their first with Concord Records. The 13-song album is a portrait of their ranging influences, blending jazz with hip hop, funk, rap, rock, and soul.

Shane Embury Takes The Lead on Napalm Death’s 16th Studio Album

Shane Embury Takes The Lead on Napalm Death’s 16th Studio Album

Five years after “Apex Predator – Easy Meat”, grindcore legends Napalm Death have returned with a new album. The record, which marks their sixteenth studio release, proves that the metal veterans are showing no signs of slowing down.

Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb Release “Electric Blue”

Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb Release “Electric Blue”

There is a special connection between bassists and drummers, especially ones that have played together for some time. With nearly five decades of playing together, Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb have released an incredible new album, “Electric Blue”.

Christian McBride Releases “For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver” with His Big Band

Christian McBride Releases “For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver” with His Big Band

The great Christian McBride has just released a new album with his big band called For “Jimmy, Wes and Oliver” that pays homage to a trio of jazz greats: organist Jimmy Smith, guitarist Wes Montgomery, and arranger Oliver Nelson.

Orlando le Fleming Releases “Romantic Funk: The Unfamiliar”

Orlando le Fleming Releases “Romantic Funk: The Unfamiliar”

Orlando le Fleming has followed up his 2017 album “Romantic Funk” with a new release that pays homage to the “high-intensity fusion of the 1980’s.” “Romantic Funk: The Unfamiliar” contains eight original compositions performed by a bevy of talent.