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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,...

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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,...

Victor Little: Inner Portrait [new release]

For over twenty years, Victor Little has been a go-to session and touring bassist Patti Austin, Billy Preston, Angela Bofill, Charlie Musselwhite, Mickey Hart, and Booker T. Jones. Now Little is about to release his first ever solo CD, Inner Portrait. The CD features an impressive supporting cast, including drummers Dennis Chambers and Thomas Pridgen, and keyboardist Ruslan Sirota. “I’m...

Performing This Week: Jeff Beck DVD with Tal Wilkenfeld [new release]

Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott’s, a DVD performance filmed during a series of 2007 performances at Ronnie Scott’s club in London. The band includes Tal Wilkenfeld on bass, with Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, and Jason Rebello on keyboards, and guest appearances by Joss Stone, Imogen Heap and Eric Clapton. Interviews with each of the band members are included...

Mike Stern’s New Morning: The Paris Concert [new release]

A new DVD featuring the Mike Stern Band’s May 2008 performance at the New Morning club in Paris, France was released this week. Bassist Tom Kennedy performs along with Stern, drummer Dave Weckl, and tenor saxophonist Bob Franceschini. New Morning: The Paris Concert is filmed in high definition, contains 112 minutes of footage including the band’s performance, soundcheck clips, and...

Stanley Clarke records new acoustic trio album

JazzTimes is reporting that Stanley Clarke is releasing his first-ever acoustic jazz trio recording. The trio consists of Clarke, Hiromi Uehara on piano and fellow Return To Forever member Lenny White on drums. The album, Jazz in the Garden is set to release May 12th by Heads Up International, and is available for pre-order now. Clarke shares his thoughts behind...

Les Claypool Releases “Of Fungi and Foe”

Les Claypool Releases “Of Fungi and Foe”

Les Claypool‘s album Of Fungi and Foe is a collection of songs inspired by the projects the bassist has been involved in over the past few years. Since Claypool’s last album, the 2006 Of Whales and Woes, he’s been scoring films and video games, and touring. Claypool shares how the project came to be: “Sometime back I was commissioned to...