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Jimmy Haslip Joins Otmaro Ruíz and Jimmy Branly for “Elemental”

Jimmy Haslip Joins Otmaro Ruíz and Jimmy Branly for “Elemental”

Jimmy Haslip has been staying busy this year. After releasing an album with the ARC Trio, he’s now teamed up with pianist Otmaro Ruíz and percussionist Jimmy Branly for a new record called “Elemental.”

Iris Ornig Releases “Storyteller”

Iris Ornig Releases “Storyteller”

Bassist and composer Iris Ornig has just released her third solo album, entitled “Storyteller.” The record features a quintet with Jonathan Powell on trumpet, Jeremy Powell on tenor sax, Addison Frei on piano and Allan Mednard on drums.

Amon Amarth Celebrates 25 Years with Documentary and Live Album

Amon Amarth Celebrates 25 Years with Documentary and Live Album

The metal warriors in Amon Amarth have been crossing the globe for two and a half decades. To celebrate the milestone, they’ve released a new documentary and live album called The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm. “This film tells the Swedish quintet’s history, through both their own eyes and those of the fans that...

Evan Salvacion Levine Releases “Mestizo”

Evan Salvacion Levine Releases “Mestizo”

Bassist Evan Salvacion Levine has released his sophomore effort as a leader, entitled Mestizo. The trio project, which also features guitarist Matt Gold and drummer Andrew Green, brings together seven original compositions that encompass his life in the past two years. That includes the Chicago-based musician’s cultural heritage that gives the album its title. “Growing up with a Filipino mother...

Federico Malaman Releases New Solo Album

Federico Malaman Releases New Solo Album

Italian bass guru Federico Malaman has released a new solo album, entitled Life. The recording, which marks 14 years since his first solo effort, is a snapshot of the bassist’s life. “The full album title should actually be ‘Life is not in 4/4’”, he states. “4/4 is the simplest, straightforward meter. Real life is not like that: there are ups...

Frank Kimbrough Releases “Monk’s Dreams” with Rufus Reid

Frank Kimbrough Releases “Monk’s Dreams” with Rufus Reid

2017 marked the centennial of the influential jazz pianist Thelonious Monk’s birth. Frank Kimbrough has celebrated the occasion by releasing an incredible six-disc album called Monk’s Dreams that features performances of all 70 of the late legend’s compositions. “The recordings form a fantastically diverse collection,” the liner notes read. “On the six-CD set, Monk’s compositions are played in various configurations,...

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Muse Experiments on “Simulation Theory”

Muse Experiments on “Simulation Theory”

Muse’s latest album, Simulation Theory, explores the idea of living in a simulated existence while steeped in ’80s culture references. The album artwork was designed by “Stranger Things” artist Kyle Lambert, and all the music videos reference film like Back to the Future, Thriller, and Teen Wolf. Muse also dig into the sounds of the era. As opposed to the...

Anderson .Paak’s “Oxnard” has Killer Bass Lines

Anderson .Paak’s “Oxnard” has Killer Bass Lines

Anderson .Paak’s highly anticipated third album, Oxnard, is available now. The star-studded effort is the realization of the singer/drummer’s “beach series” and features guests including Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dog, Pusha T, J. Cole, Q-Tip, and more. “This is the album I dreamed of making in high school when I was listening to Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, The Game’s The...

Dallon Weekes and iDKHOW Release “1981 Extended Play”

Dallon Weekes and iDKHOW Release “1981 Extended Play”

Former Panic! At the Disco bassist Dallon Weekes is back in action with his new band, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (aka iDKHOW). The group, which also features ex-Falling in Reverse drummer Ryan Seaman, has just released their debut EP called 1981 Extended Play. The band’s name is taken from a Back to the Future quote. Add...

Whose Hat Is This? Releases “Everything’s OK”

Whose Hat Is This? Releases “Everything’s OK”

Whose Hat Is This? has just released their second album, Everything’s OK, on Ropeadope Records. The band’s completely improvised style has gotten even stronger than their self-titled debut, which was also their first ever show. Everything’s OK is also a live recording, this time from their performance at The 8×10 in Baltimore, Maryland during their Scorch Your Shorts tour with...