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New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.

Ean Evans’ last recording: “Last Time”

EvanCapps, the side project between bassist Ean Evans Bobby Capps (keyboardist for .38 Special), have released Last Time. As we reported last week, Evans passed away on May 6th, after a battle with cancer. “Last Time” label, Rock Ridge Music, is donating a portion of the proceeds from the album sales to Lyrics for Life, in Evans’ name. “Although I...

Cai Marle-Garcia: Mr. Ears

Bassist Cai Marle-Garcia is releasing his debut album, Mr. Ears on June 1st, and we have a sneak preview. Mr. Ears includes saxophonists Tony Woods, Duncan Eagles and Rob Sell, keyboardists Kit Downes (BBC Jazz Rising Star Award 2008, Empirical, Jim Mullen, Dennis Rollins) and Steve Kite, drummers Martyn Kaine (Natalie Williams) and Dan Paton, guitarist Sagat Guirey (John Etheridge,...

Patitucci’s “Music We Are” LP Special Edition Release

Vinyl is definitely back. Music We Are, by John Patitucci, Jack Dejohnette and Danilo Perez, is now available as a special edition 140 gram LP. The CD version was released on April 7th, 2009. The track list is the same as the CD, minus “Michael”, and is as follows: 1. Tango African 2. Earthy Prayer 3. Seventh D, 1st Movement...

Bill Hart: This Is Why

From Atlanta, Georgia, Bill Hart brings us This is Why, an eclectic guitar-centered fusion album of original compositions moving seamlessly between blues funk rock and jazz released on Blue Canoe Records. Bill Hart flashes his chops on the guitar, along with Mike Stern (guitar) on the title track. The album includes: Randy Hoexter (piano/keys), Sam Skelton (sax), Joe Chalden, Jef...

Les Claypool releases “Of Fungi And Foe” on vinyl

Les Claypool’s latest album, Of Fungi and Foe, was released on vinyl today, along with a new t-shirt. The album was released as a CD and digital download in March, 2009. Both the LP and t-shirt are available at his Club Bastardo online store. Track list for Of Fungi and Foe: 1. Mushroom Men 2. Amanitas 3. Red State Girl...

Carbon Leaf: New album, new bassist, new tour

Carbon Leaf will release their eighth studio, “Nothing Rhymes with Woman“, on May 19th. The album debuts the band’s new bassist, Jon Markel, who replaced bassist Jordan Medas in October, 2008. Medas had left the band in August on good terms to pursue a career in teaching. The band will also be touring this summer, starting out with The Alternate...

Rush bass tabs book released

Alfred Publishing has released Rush Deluxe Bass Tab Collection, including 22 tabs from Rush’s 30+ year library. Bass tabs for songs from Rush’s first album through Snakes & Arrows are included: Working Man Fly by Night Closer to the Heart The Trees YYZ The Spirit of Radio Red Barchetta Limelight Tom Sawyer Freewill New World Man Subdivisions Distant Early Warning...

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John Patitucci solo release and tour announced

John Patitucci’s newest solo album, Remembrance, will be released on August 4th. In addition to keeping August 4th in mind, keep these other important dates in mind: Saturday, May 9 Workshop and Concert The Kimmel Center Philadelphia PA, USA Thursday, May 21 and Saturday, May 23 at 8:00pm Scorched with John Scofield, Peter Erskine and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Symphony...

Contest: Win a Mike Dirnt Signature Squire Bass

Green Day’s latest album, 21st Century Breakdown, is releasing next week. To help celebrate, College News and Green Day are holding a contest where one winner will get bassist Mike Dirnt’s signature Squier Precision Bass, and a limited special edition version of the new album. Enter here.

Ben Harper: New release, new bass player (and band)

When we first heard Ben Harper was recording an album without Juan Nelson and the rest of the Innocent Criminals, we were pretty bummed out. But then we heard his new group, Relentless7 and bassist Jesse Ingalls, and decided we could wait a bit for the next I.C. album to come out. White Lies For Dark Times, the ninth album...

Best of Marcus Miller tab book released

Hal Leonard has released Best of Marcus Miller, an instructional book containing 23 transcriptions of Miller’s work. Transcriptions include: Big Time Blast Boomerang Bruce Lee Could It Be You Ethiopia Forevermore Funny La Villette Lonnie’s Lament Maputo Mountain Dance Nikki’s Groove Panther Power Rampage Rio Funk Run For Cover Scoop Strum 3 Deuces Tutu What Is Hip

Five Peace Band Live

Chick Corea and John McLaughlin, who first played together with Miles Davis in the 60s and later went on to form their own groups in the 70s, came together in 2008 to form Five Peace Band. The band, along with the help of bassist Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett on sax, and Vinnie Colaiuta and Brian Blade on drums, toured Europe...