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  • Pickpocket Releases “Permutations”

    Pickpocket Releases “Permutations”

    Australian instrumental funk band Pickpocket have returned with a new EP called Permutations. Anchored by bassist Craig Strain, the band explores their sound even further this go around. “This release sees the band delving into some deeper grooves and richer harmonic textures while paying homage to our musical roots and attempting to push into newer... »

  • Sam Bevan Releases “Emergence”

    Sam Bevan Releases “Emergence”

    Bassist Sam Bevan has released Emergence, an album of original modern jazz that draws from his time in the San Francisco Bay area. Bevan is based in New York City but spent 16 years in the Bay and used some of his friends from the area on the record. “Drawing from jazz, gospel, Afro-Cuban and... »

  • King Crimson Releases “Elements Tour Box Set 2018”

    King Crimson Releases “Elements Tour Box Set 2018”

    Each year since 2014, King Crimson releases a box set of live and rare recordings from the band’s history. The Elements Tour Box 2018 follows suit with tracks taken from rehearsals, live performances, studio recordings, alternate takes, and more with several clips that have never been released. The two-disc set features music from the band’s... »

  • Brian Bromberg Releases “Thicker Than Water”

    Brian Bromberg Releases “Thicker Than Water”

    Brian Bromberg is back with a new solo album called Thicker Than Water, which features the bassist on eleven different electric and upright basses. As such, the record is a display of his insane talents on both instruments. “Thicker Than Water is a record I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time,” Bromberg... »

  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Releases “Vanished Gardens”

    Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Releases “Vanished Gardens”

    Saxophonist Charles Lloyd and songwriter Lucinda Williams have teamed up to release Vanished Gardens, an album that blends American music genres of jazz, blues, Americana, country, and rock to create a new sound. Each musician contributed songs to the album with “Dust”, “Ventura”, and “Unsuffer Me” by Williams and “Defiant”, “Vanished Gardens”, and “Blues for... »

  • New Live David Bowie Album Features George Murray

    New Live David Bowie Album Features George Murray

    After an initial release for Record Store Day, the new David Bowie live album Welcome to the Blackout London ’78 is now available on multiple platforms. The release captures the singer’s magic during the Isolar II tour a year after the release of his iconic records Low and Heroes. Bowie’s band included guitarists Adrian Belew... »

  • Unearthed John Coltrane Album Features Jimmy Garrison

    Unearthed John Coltrane Album Features Jimmy Garrison

    In one of the most exciting discoveries in jazz, a new John Coltrane album has been unearthed and released as Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. The recording comes from reference tapes kept by the saxophonist’s first wife that were cut in March of 1963. It features seven songs including two never-before-heard originals. Coltrane’s... »

  • YOB Releases “Our Raw Heart”

    YOB Releases “Our Raw Heart”

    Doom metal band YOB have always been about reflection and meditation, but their latest release is their deepest yet. Guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt spent months battling acute diverticulitis, a devastating intestinal disease, that almost cost him his life. During his recovery, he wrote Our Raw Heart. “I had no idea, really, if the band was going... »

  • The Stanley Clarke Band Releases “The Message”

    The Stanley Clarke Band Releases “The Message”

    The Stanley Clarke Band has returned with a new album entitled The Message, which follows up their 2010 self-titled album. It also marks 45 years since the bass master’s debut solo album. The band lineup has changed since the previous album, but Clarke has kept the stable of Cameron Graves, Beka Gochiashvili, and Mike Mitchell... »

  • The Gorillaz Return with “The Now Now”

    The Gorillaz Return with “The Now Now”

    The Gorillaz have always had great bass lines for their songs, and that doesn’t change on their new album The Now Now. The album, which leans more on dance and electronica, features James Ford laying down much of the instrumentals including bass. Jamaican roots/reggae bassist Junior Dan returned to the fold to play on the... »