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  • Covet Returns with “effloresce”

    Covet Returns with “effloresce”

    Bay Area instrumental trio Covet has released effloresce, which guitarist Yvette Young describes as “post rock intensity meets more proggy/mathy songwriting.” Young’s captivating two-handed tapping technique drives the melodies while drummer Forrest Rice and bassist David Adamiak support with dream-like grooves. Some of that ethereal vibe comes from exploring new harmonic textures, says Adamiak. “On... »

  • Billy Sheehan Shreds on Mr. Big’s “Live From Milan”

    Billy Sheehan Shreds on Mr. Big’s “Live From Milan”

    After releasing Defying Gravity last year, Mr. Big hit the road to support the album. Now a new live album has been released from that tour called Live From Milan, which is available in several formats. The tour featured all four original band members including Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan, and Pat Torpey, although... »

  • Jeff Denson Releases “Outside My Window”

    Jeff Denson Releases “Outside My Window”

    Outside My Window may be jazz bassist Jeff Denson’s 12th release as a leader or co-leader, but it’s also one of his most diverse. This time around his vocals are given as much weight as his impressive bass playing as he performs original songs as well as covers by Jeff Buckley, Abbey Lincoln, Peter Gabriel,... »

  • Obscura Releases “Diluvium” and Announces North American Tour Dates

    Obscura Releases “Diluvium” and Announces North American Tour Dates

    Obscura’s new album Diluvium, which completes their four-album concept cycle, is now available and it’s a killer. The technical death metal band held no punches in putting the album together, which features the insane fretless seven-string bass work of Linus Klausenitzer. We were able to talk with the bassist earlier this year to clue us... »

  • Between the Buried and Me Releases “Automata II”

    Between the Buried and Me Releases “Automata II”

    Between the Buried and Me have followed up Automata I from earlier this year with it’s conclusion, Automata II. The two-part concept album is based around the idea of being able to view the dreams of others. “Automata II sees us at our most dynamic and most creative,” says bassist Dan Briggs. “It feels like... »

  • Pickpocket Releases “Permutations”

    Pickpocket Releases “Permutations”

    Australian instrumental funk band Pickpocket have returned with a new EP called Permutations. Anchored by bassist Craig Strain, the band explores their sound even further this go around. “This release sees the band delving into some deeper grooves and richer harmonic textures while paying homage to our musical roots and attempting to push into newer... »

  • Sam Bevan Releases “Emergence”

    Sam Bevan Releases “Emergence”

    Bassist Sam Bevan has released Emergence, an album of original modern jazz that draws from his time in the San Francisco Bay area. Bevan is based in New York City but spent 16 years in the Bay and used some of his friends from the area on the record. “Drawing from jazz, gospel, Afro-Cuban and... »

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  • King Crimson Releases “Elements Tour Box Set 2018”

    King Crimson Releases “Elements Tour Box Set 2018”

    Each year since 2014, King Crimson releases a box set of live and rare recordings from the band’s history. The Elements Tour Box 2018 follows suit with tracks taken from rehearsals, live performances, studio recordings, alternate takes, and more with several clips that have never been released. The two-disc set features music from the band’s... »

  • Brian Bromberg Releases “Thicker Than Water”

    Brian Bromberg Releases “Thicker Than Water”

    Brian Bromberg is back with a new solo album called Thicker Than Water, which features the bassist on eleven different electric and upright basses. As such, the record is a display of his insane talents on both instruments. “Thicker Than Water is a record I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time,” Bromberg... »

  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Releases “Vanished Gardens”

    Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams Releases “Vanished Gardens”

    Saxophonist Charles Lloyd and songwriter Lucinda Williams have teamed up to release Vanished Gardens, an album that blends American music genres of jazz, blues, Americana, country, and rock to create a new sound. Each musician contributed songs to the album with “Dust”, “Ventura”, and “Unsuffer Me” by Williams and “Defiant”, “Vanished Gardens”, and “Blues for... »