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  • Danny Balis releases “Too Much Living”

    Former Sorta bassist Danny Balis has released his new solo album, Too Much Living. Balis has taken a different approach from his time with Sorta, this album is an old school country record. The album written and recorded following the tragic death of his best friend Carter Albrecht in 2007. Balis has taken a darker... »

  • Linda Oh: Entry

    NYC-based jazz bassist Linda Oh has announced that her debut CD, Entry, will be released on October 6, 2009. In addition to Oh, the CD features Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet and Obed Calvaire on drums. “So many musicians want to do everything with their first album,” Oh says. “Especially bass players who play upright and... »

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  • SMV: Making Thunder Photo Book

    Photographer Steven Parke released a behind-the-scenes book, SMV : making THUNDER last year, and we missed it (doh!) The book includes 40 never-before-seen photos of Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten in studio, recording their Thunder album. The book is available in both soft and hard cover formats, via Blurb. Preview the book here. »

  • Erik Scott: Other Planets

    Erik Scott: Other Planets

    Bassist Erik Scott, best known for his work with Sonia Dada, Alice Cooper, and Flo & Eddie, has released a solo album, . Other Planets was recorded while Sonia Dada was taking a break, after a 16-year run. This is Erik’s first solo release. “I found myself alone in the studio with an active imagination,... »

  • THERION: The Miskolc Experience

    Swedish progressive metal group THERION has released The Miskolc Experience, a 3-disc set including the live performance on DVD. THERION is Christofer Johnsson on guitar, newcomers Kristian Niemann on guitar and Johan Niemann on bass, and drummer Petter Karlsson. Filmed at the International Opera Festival in Miskolc, Hungary in June 2007, the CD/DVD set includes... »

  • New Release: Klang’s Tea Music

    Chicago-based jazz group, Klang, has just released Tea Music on the Allos Documents label. Originally formed as an improvised music series in 2006 that didn’t sustain, the band lived on. Klang was started by clarinetist James Falzone and features vibraphoist Jason Adasiewicz, bassist Jason Roebke and drummer Tim Daisy. If you are not familiar with... »

  • Armistice, the new release from Mutemath

    Mutemath has released their new album, Armistice, featuring bassist Roy Mitchell-Cardenas. From a recent review by Soul Audio: “Roy Mitchell-Cardenas turns in bass work that’s nothing less than stellar throughout the whole album, handling the pop oriented songs with economy and taste and the rock/indie parts with intelligence and enthusiasm. His bass playing percolates and... »

  • Christian Grizzard: Space Artist

    Bassist Christian Grizzard has released a new album, entitled Space Artist. The album is available as a free download at The Electric Experiment web site. The 10-track album is all instrumental and was produced at light-speed. “I wrote the songs in 3 days and we recorded them in 4 hours without a full band rehearsal,”... »

  • Steve Uccello releases Symmetria

    Bassist Steve Uccello has released his second CD, Symmetria, a 14 track instrumental album showcasing various bass instruments and featuring Kathy Uccello on mandolin on two songs. The album is enhanced visually by Joe Uccello (The Octagonal Aerie). Preview Symmetria: You can also see a video of Uccello performing “Golden” on his blog. Uccello has... »

  • Freddie Washington: In The Moment

    We have discovered another bass gem for those of you looking for smooth jazz and a strong groove. Bassist Freddie Washington released In the Moment this June, his solo debut featuring a collection of groove songs mixing jazz, pop, R&B and gospel. Known as “Ready” Freddie Washington, he has played with Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson,... »