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New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.

Hamilton Sterling and Jimmy Haslip: Migration

Hamilton Sterling and bassist Jimmy Haslip have released Migration, hailed as a “programmatic jazz composition formed in six movements.” The album was produced, composed, arranged, performed, and programmed by both musicians. Sterling’s previous work films, The Dark Knight, War of the Worlds, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Haslip is founding member of the Yellowjackets and...

Steve Vai: Where the Wild Things Are, with Bryan Beller

Steve Vai’s latest release, Where the Wild Things Are, is a live performance recorded and filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. The concert was part of Vai’s Sound Theories world tour and is available on CD, DVD and now Blu-ray. Bassist Bryan Beller joins Vai on this performance, along with violinists Alex DePue and Ann Marie Calhoun, drummer...

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Phil Brown’s Jazztet releases “Bright Side”

Bassist Phil Brown has recently released his new album with the New Art Jazztet. The new album, Bright Side features ten songs, with six composed by Brown and four by the other members of the group. Pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc spoke on Brown’s compositions and playing, saying “Phil’s music is as much fun to listen to as it is...

Ringo and Paul back together for “Y Not”

Ringo Starr recently recorded his latest album, Y Not, and was joined in the studio by his old friend, bassist Paul McCartney. “I played him this other track and Paul said, ‘Give me the headphones. Give me a pair of cans.’ And he went to the mike and he just invented that part where he follows on my vocal. That...

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...

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...