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New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.

Return to Forever: Live at Montreux 2008 DVD [new release]

In the wake of their incredible successful live CD set, Return to Forever will release a DVD of their live set at Montreux, 2008, on May 12th. This is a very special film, which caught one of the first nights that bassist Stanley Clarke, keyboardist Chick Corea, guitarist Al Di Meola, and drummer Lenny White played together in close to...

Joseph Pernicano: Evolving Paths [new release]

Jazz bassist and composer Joseph Pernicano has released his debut CD, Evolving Paths. Track list: 1. Evolving Paths 2. Journey from Tashkent 3. Longer to Shorter 4. Advice from a Friend 5. on the Spot 6. Down for the Count 7. Double Enigma Here’s a preview: Amazon.com Widgets Joseph is planning a tour of the U.S. to support the release....

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension Release “Live At Belgrade”

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension Release “Live At Belgrade”

The first-ever full-length John McLaughlin concert is being released on DVD today (we know, hard to believe!) John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Live at Belgrade was filmed live last summer (2008) and features John McLaughlin along with Dominique di Piazza on bass, Gary Husband on keyboards and jungle kit, and Mark Mondesir on drums. Hadrien Feraud was scheduled to...

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Jorma Kaukonen & Vital Parts: Rockpalast Performance

Jorma Kaukonen & Vital Parts: Rockpalast Performance

Following Hot Tuna’s breakup in the late 70’s, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen formed Vital Parts with bassist Denny DeGorio and ex-Hot Tuna drummer Bob Steeler. On November 29, 1980, the group performed live at Rockpalast at the Kleine Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. A DVD of the band’s performance from that show, Rockpalast: West Coast Legends, Vol. 2, is being released this...

Stefan Lessard & Dave Matthews announce free single from “Big Whiskey…”

Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard announced via his Twitter page that the first single from the band’s upcoming Big Whiskey and The Groogrux King album is now available as a free download. The free track, “Funny The Way It Is,” can be downloaded for one week only via the band’s web site (email address required). The band also released...

John Patitucci: Music We Are [new release]

Bassist John Patitucci and pianist Danilo Perez have been playing together for over a decade, after being introduced by drummer Jack DeJohnette. Now, the three of them have recorded their first album together, Music We Are. Patitucci plays both upright and electric basses on the release, and each artist contributed their own unique compositions. “I think it presents a fresh...

Billy Sheehan to host “Holy Cow!” release party at GIT

Billy Sheehan‘s new CD, Holy Cow! releases today, and to celebrate, Sheehan is holding a CD release party/performance at The Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) on April 30th, at GIT in Hollywood, CA. The performance will take place at the Musicians Institute Amphitheatre and is open to the public. Doors open at 5:30pm and the show starts at 6:00pm. According...

Rascal Flatts bassist: new album is “more country, less pop”

Rascal Flatts’ newest CD, Unstoppable;, released this week and promises to be “a bit more country and less pop” than some of the band’s other releases, according to the band’s bassist and songwriter, Jay DeMarcus. The band already enjoys top billing on the country music charts with over 20 million albums sold in the past 10 years. DeMarcus said “there...

Crimson Jazz Trio: King Crimson Songbook, Vol. 2 [new release]

The Crimson Jazz Trio, featuring the fretless bass work of Tim Landers, has released King Crimson Songbook, Vol. 2. The Trio formed in 2005 after drummer Ian Wallace came up with the idea and Landers agreed to record and perform their first release (Landers recorded and engineered “Vol. 2”). These guys clearly have a thing for King Crimson, and frankly,...

Tower of Power: Great American Soulbook [new release]

Tower of Power, anchored by the legendary Rocco Prestia on bass released their newest album today. Great American Soulbook takes the band in a slightly new direction, with a collection of classic soul tunes with a Tower of Power twist. The album was produced by Emilio Castillo, the band’s founder and leader since 1968, and George Duke and features guest...

Bruford Levin Upper Extremities Re-Released

Bruford Levin Upper Extremities (B.L.U.E.), a group including bassist Tony Levin, Bill Bruford on drums, David Torn on guitar and Chris Botti on trumpet, formed after recording Torn’s 1987 Cloud About Mercury release. B.L.U.E.’s 1999 release, Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, out of print for some time, is being re-released today. Here’s about the only video you’ll find of the group,...

Adam Nitti: Liminal [new release]

Bassist, producer and music educator Adam Nitti has just released his fourth album, Liminal, a collection of jazz, funk, R&B, rock and blues tunes written, arranged and produced by Nitti. Nitti’s supporting cast includes Marco Sfogli and Tom Quayle on guitar, Alex Argento on keys, and Marco Minnemann on drums. Other musicians making appearances include Jeff Coffin on tenor sax,...