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Nuclear Power Trio Release “A Clear and Present Rager”

Nuclear Power Trio Release “A Clear and Present Rager”

We’ve heard enough party politics. Now it’s time for a politics party. Nuclear Power Trio – with Donald Trump on guitar, Vladimir Putin (who sounds a lot like Nick Schendzielos) on bass, and Kim Jong-Un on drums – have released their debut album, “A Clear and Present Rager”.

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Carrtoons Releases New Album, “Saturday Morning”

Carrtoons Releases New Album, “Saturday Morning”

Ben Carr has released a new album called “Saturday Morning” with his solo project, Carrtoons. The bassist, who also handles all other instruments, brought in guest vocalists to channel vintage soul over hip-hop and R&B grooves.

Bootsy Collins’ “The Power of the One” Now Available

Bootsy Collins’ “The Power of the One” Now Available

Ever since his time with James Brown, funk master Bootsy Collins has spent his career keeping it on “The One.” Now the bassist has released a new star-studded album called “The Power of The One”.

Fumi Tomita Honors Charlie Parker with “Celebrating Bird”

Fumi Tomita Honors Charlie Parker with “Celebrating Bird”

This year marks the 100th anniversary of bebop pioneer Charlie Parker’s birth. His legacy cannot be understated, and as such bassist Fumi Tomita has released a new album to honor the jazz icon.

Hawkestrel Return With “Pioneers of Space”

Hawkestrel Return With “Pioneers of Space”

Hawkwind has had a slew of talented musicians go through its ranks in the past fifty years. Bassist Alan Davey is one of them, and he’s once again recruited fellow Hawkwind alumni to release an album under the name Hawkestrel.

Paul McCartney Announces New Solo Album

Paul McCartney Announces New Solo Album

Many artists took to working on their own during the 2020 lockdowns, and that even includes rock royalty. Paul McCartney took the time off from the road to create a new album called “McCartney III,” which is due out December 11th.

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.

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.