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Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten bring the Thunder
Another multi-bass album is coming. This time from Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller & Victor Wooten, joining together as S.M.V. The new album, Thunder, is out on August 12th. Sample tracks here: Amazon.com Widgets
Project M: One Band, Four Bass Players
Michael Manring has announced “Project M”, a new release by a quartet of bassists including Manring, Grant Stinnett, Rob Gourlay and Jim Stinnett. The release includes a bonus DVD full of interviews and rehearsal footage. Here’s the debut performance of Project M at the New Hampshire Bass Festival earlier this year:
New album for former Phish bassist
Mike Gordon, the bassist formerly with Phish, has a new album coming out August 5th. “The Green Sparrow” is a 9-track release recorded in Mike’s home studio in Vermont and mixed at The Barn, Phish’s studio. Phish band mates Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell make guest appearances, along with Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones), Ivan Neville and...
Stanley Clarke’s “The Toys of Men”
Stanley Clarke’s latest album, The Toys of Men, is being released October 16, 2007. Sample the release and pre-order it at Heads Up’s web site. Full release: For centuries, the artist has served as the great counterbalance to the warrior. When statesmen in opposing camps rattle their swords and draw lines in the sand, it’s left to the creators to...
Gary Willis – Actual Fiction
Don’t know how we missed this one… maybe you did too. Gary Willis released his latest solo album in August, featuring Kirk Covington & David Gómez on drums and Gary on “everything else”. Gary has been one of our favorites since early Tribal Tech with Scott Henderson. More (incredibly detailed) info here, as well as sample audio. Source: GaryWillis.com.
A previously unknown 1964 recording of the Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy was recently discovered by Mingus’ widow and released by Blue Note. This is a double CD live recording, featuring a near identical lineup to the group who recorded “Great Concert of Charles Mingus” about a month later.
Michael Manring, Percy Jones on new release
Drummer Vic Stevens has released his latest CD, “If People Could Talk“, featuring Michael Manring and Percy Jones on bass. Stevens and Manring perform together in the fusion trio McGill/Manring/Stevens.
Trio of Doom Reissue
The legendary recording of the “Trio of Doom”, featuring Jaco Pastorius, John McLaughlin and Tony Williams is being re-released on June 26th, by Columbia/Legacy. The release features the group’s live performance on March 3rd, 1979, and includes five tracks recorded the following week at Columbia Studios in New York. Three of the five studio recordings were available on the original...
A new tribute to the late, great Jaco Pastorius has been released, nearly twenty years after his untimely death. Bassist Frederic Monino and his unusual trio consisting of drums, electric bass and accordion – along with some added guests – offers their rendition of many of Jaco’s compositions and recordings. More… All About Jazz’s review. Track listing: Continuum; Round Trip/Broadway...
Brian Bromberg: Downright Upright
Brian Bromberg has released his latest CD, Downright Upright, featuring standards by Herbie Hancock and Joe Zawinul, and several of Bromberg’s own compositions. From brianbromberg.net: Already released in Japan, Downright Upright is a return to the acoustic upright bass Bromberg recently spent time with on 2006’s Wood II. But this record represents a unique progression from that lauded cd, which...
New Jaco Release
Jaco Pastorius: The Early Years Recordings is out. Dubbed as “The Prequel To Jaco’s Solo Debut”, this new release is the music-only version of the 2002 Portrait of Jaco box set, featuring recently discovered early years recordings and compositions of the late, great bass player. The Early Years Recordings is available at CDbaby.
deMania Trio releases debut, featuring Michael Manring
Acoustic guitarist Alex de Grassi, bassist Michael Manring and percussionist Chris Garcia (of Zappa alum group The Grandmothers fame) have released their debut album. With influences from India to Appalachia to Latin America and the Blues, this trio fuses new sounds together with their original compositions and unlikely arrangements. Track listing: This Side Up (Alex de Grassi) Homestyle (Michael Manring)...