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Bunny Brunel: Ivanhoe re-released

Bunny Brunel‘s Ivanhoe, originally released in 1983, has been reissued by Planet Blue label today. The CD features eight original compositions by Brunel, with appearances by Chick Corea on Mini-Moog and Fender Rhodes, Herbie Hancock on piano, Stanley Clarke on bass, Tony Williams on drums, Joe Farrell on saxophone, Bill Watrous on trombone, Tom Brechtlein on drums and Don Alias...

Sly & The Family Stone: The Woodstock Experience

Sony/Legacy continues to release incredible 2-disc sets in celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, including the 50-minute performance by Sly and the Family Stone on August 16, 1969. To us, bassist Larry Graham was the anchor of this incredible performance and band, and he set the stage for a whole new generation of bassists to...

New Release: Wilco (The Album)

Wilco has released their seventh album, Wilco (The Album), on NoneSuch Records. The album came together after the band’s January 2009 involvement in an Oxfam International benefit project in Auckland, New Zealand. Wilco is an alternative rock band out of Chicago IL, including original members Jeff Tweedy (vocals) and John Stirratt (bass), with guitarist Nels Cline, drummer Glenn Kotche, and...

Miroslav Vitous: Remembering Weather Report

Czech bassist Miroslav Vitous, an original member of Weather Report, has released his latest album Remembering Weather Report. The album is acoustic and features Vitous’s original compositions with Franco Ambrosetti (trumpet), Gary Campbell (tenor saxophone), Miroslav (double-bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums) and Michel Portal (bass clarinet). Remembering Weather Report manages to keep with the original, free-flowing spirit of Weather Report’s “we...

Mr. Big: Raw Like Sushi 1 and 2 re-released

Mr. Big: Raw Like Sushi 1 and 2 re-released Mr. Big, featuring bassist Billy Sheehan, have re-released four albums on 2 CD sets, on the Wounded Bird label. Raw Like Sushi: Live/Take Cover includes hte 1994 release Raw Like Sushi-Live and the EP, Take Cover. Raw Like Sushi-Live!/Take Cover track list: Blame It on My Youth (Live) How Can You...

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New Release: Octahedron by The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta have released their new album Octahedron, the fifth studio album by the band and first with Warner Bros. The Mars Volta features bassist Juan Alderete del la Pena, who compliments the band with a dynamic playing style as they explore new artistic aural spaces. There is a 2500 copy limited edition available of the CD with a...

Jefferson Airplane: The Woodstock Experience

In celebration of Woodstock’s 40th anniversary this summer, Sony Legacy is releasing The Woodstock Experience, a collection of double CD sets from a variety of bands who performed at the landmark festival. Each set includes the band’s 1969 album on one disc, and their complete festival performance on the other. This is the first time the complete concert recordings are...

“Father of Double Bass” commemorated in new release

A new CD has been released in commemoration of Taiwanese professor Chi Da-wei, also known as the “Father of Double Bass.” Professor Chi was once the head Double Bass player of the Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei Symphony Orchestras, president of countless societies in Taiwan, such as the Youth Music Society, and professor at the National Taipei University of Arts until...

CAB and Bunny Brunel re-release Live at the Baked Potato

Jazz band CAB, featuring bassist Bunny Brunel, is re-releasing Live at the Baked Potato next month. This 2-disc set features the band’s live performance at the Baked Potato, originally released in 2006, with Brunel on bass, Tony MacAlpine on guitar, David Hirshfelder on keyboards and Virgil Donati on drums. Track List: 1. Bass Ackward 2. Tony Mac 3. Cab 4....

Classic Metal Show features Ian Hill

Bassist Ian Hill, from Judas Priest, was a featured guests on this past weekend’s “The Classic Metal Show”. The buzz is that Judas Priest is working on a new album, A Touch of Evil: Live, to be released July 14 during the band’s summer tour. The album will feature 10 songs never released live. Rob Halford told Billboard.com, “I love...

Metallica bassist Cliff Burton biography available

The official biography of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton is now available. To Live Is to Die: The Life and Death of Metallica’s Cliff Burton highlights Cliff Burton’s career with Metallica and includes information on the making of the ground-breaking first three Metallica albums, Cliff’s short career and tragic death three and a half years after joining the band. The book...

Sara Wasserman debuts “Solid Ground” with Rob Wasserman & Christian McBride

Sara Wasserman, the daughter of legendary bassist Rob Wasserman debuts Solid Ground, an album seven years in the making. Solid Ground features Rob Wasserman as a guest musician, along with Aaron Neville, bassist Christian McBride, Lou Reed, turntablist DJ Logic, Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins and Living Colour’s Vernon Reid. Preview the album: Amazon.com Widgets Sara’s had quite the musical...