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New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.

Coldplay bassist working on new album

Even through rumors of Coldplay going on hiatus, bassist Guy Berryman hasn’t been slowing down for anyone. He has since founded and started work with the group “Apparatjik” and have been working constantly on new music. They have recently released the first track of their new CD to roughly 30 fans through email, and that track has been spreading throughout...

Dean Brown, Dennis Chambers, Will Lee: DB III

Dean Brown, Dennis Chambers, Will Lee: DB III

Will Lee, bassist for NBC’s “Late Night With David Letterman”, has recently worked with guitarist Dean Brown and drummer Dennis Chambers on a new album titled . The album was recorded over three nights in Tokyo’s Cotton Club, with funky performances by the power trio. Lee, being known for his work with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Spyro Gyra, and...

King Crimson: Lizard 40th Anniversary Edition

King Crimson’s Lizard is turning 40. In celebration, the band is releasing a new and expanded reissue of the 1970 album on January 12, 2010 (preorder). Steven Wilson remastered the CD in 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters and the mix and release is approved by guitarist Robert Fripp. Three extra tracks are included, plus a DVD-A featuring...

Ike Sturm: Jazz Mass

Bassist Ike Sturm has released his new album, Jazz Mass. Sturm composed and arranged Jazz Mass for voices, strings, and jazz septet, resulting in a unique blend of textures. “I have always loved the emotional heights and depths that can be revealed through voices and strings,” Sturm says. “To hear these sounds combine with some of my favorite improvisers is...

Richard Bona releases “The Ten Shades of Blues”

Richard Bona has a new solo album out, ten years after his first solo release, Scenes From My Life. The Ten Shades of Blues showcases Bona’s diverse and rich musical background, with noticeable touches of jazz, bluegrass, and European pop. This is an album that should defy expectations. One tune in particular, “Shiva Mantra” has an obvious Indian flavor, embedded...

Paul McCartney: Good Evening New York City

Paul McCartney is releasing a new album/video set, recorded last summer for the kick off of the new Citi Field, 45 years after the Beatles played there, at the former Shea Stadium. Good Evening New York City features 33 tracks from the Beatles and Wings catalogs, and McCartney’s solo career. Here’s a preview: Complete track list: 1. Drive My Car...

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System of a Down bassist releases new project single

System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian is set to release a single from his new group Achozen, which is a collaboration with Wu-Tang Clan member The RZA. The single, “Salute/Sacrifice,” will be released today through his web site, urSession.com. Achozen is a heavy hip-hop group that also features members Kinetic 9 and Reverend William Burke. Of the upcoming album,...

John Paul Jones speaks on “Them Crooked Vultures”

With all of the talk and glimpses of the soon-to-be-released album from Them Crooked Vultures, fans have been itching to find any information possible. Recently, John Paul Jones has spoken with Nova 919 about numerous topics ranging from what the album sounds like, to what it was like working with other musicians of such great caliber. Jones mentions that in...

Evan Marien: Between Worlds

Bassist Evan Marien has released his latest album with Art of Life Records. Between Worlds is now available for download and ships after November 1st. The album features drummers Jovol Bell, Jeffrey Villanueva and Thomas Hartman; guitarists Andy Berman, Randy Runyon and David Fiuczynski (also playing fretless guitar); Jeremy Vovcsko on alto saxophone; and keyboardist Evgeny Lebedev. Between Worlds has...

Fretless Bass with Bunny Brunel

If you’re looking to improve your fretless skills, bassist Bunny Brunel has a new instructional DVD coming out on November 17th. The DVD, Fretless Bass with Bunny Brunel, covers the proper right- and left-hand techniques, pitch, vibrato, and sliding on a fretless bass. The DVD includes 30 minutes of exercises and is a NTSC format, region free DVD release. Running...

Nikolai Fraiture meets charity goal and releases new album

In October we reported on Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture training to run the New York Marathon and simultaneously doing a fundraiser for New York Road Runners Foundation’s Team For Kids charity. The great news is that Fraiture met is $5,000 goal and completed the marathon in 4 hours 23 minutes and 35 seconds. He had trained for two and half...

Gov’t Mule Releases Album Featuring New Bassist

Gov’t Mule Releases Album Featuring New Bassist

Southern rock jam band Gov’t Mule has released their first new studio album in three years, , which features the latest addition to the group: bassist Jorgen Carlsson. Jorgen, who grew up in Sweden, lives in Los Angeles where he has been a studio owner and musician. He has also formerly played in the band “Low Millions.” Jorgen replaced Andy...