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MonoNeon Featured on Posthumous Mac Miller Album, “Circles”

MonoNeon Featured on Posthumous Mac Miller Album, “Circles”

Mac Miller tragically passed away in 2018, but we’re now getting to hear what he was working on before his death. “Circles” is the first posthumous release of Miller’s work. Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas, Jr. played on one track and shares the story.

The Dave Pope Trio Releases “You and the Night and the Music”

The Dave Pope Trio Releases “You and the Night and the Music”

Drummer Dave Pope has released his debut album, “You and the Night and the Music.” The trio record includes John Patitucci on bass and Pope's brother (and bassist/preamp designer) Mike on piano!

Ben Kenney Releases Solo Album, “Must Be Nice”

Ben Kenney Releases Solo Album, “Must Be Nice”

Incubus bassist Ben Kenney has released his sixth solo album, “Must Be Nice.” The record features seven original compositions with Kenney performing all of the instruments and vocals.

Hawktail Returns with “Formations”

Hawktail Returns with “Formations”

Hawktail has released their second album, called “Formations.” The all-instrumental acoustic band includes bassist Paul Kowert, who also plays for The Punch Brothers.

Udo Pannekeet Releases “Electric Regions”

Udo Pannekeet Releases “Electric Regions”

Focus bassist Udo Pannekeet has released a new solo album called “Electric Regions.” The 43-minute album is comprised of five original compositions including the epic 24-minute title track.

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MonoNeon Releases “Toxic Wasteland 2 The Hills”

MonoNeon Releases “Toxic Wasteland 2 The Hills”

MonoNeon kicked the new year off right by releasing a fresh album called “Toxic Wasteland 2 The Hills.” The eight-song collection continues the bassist’s unreal sense of groove and melody. It also has a loose theme of self-care.

Free Nationals Release Debut Album

Free Nationals Release Debut Album

The Free Nationals have gained notoriety as Anderson .Paak’s live band, but now they’ve struck out with an album of their own. Anchored by Kelsey Gonzalez, the album includes .Paak, the late Mac Miller, Daniel Caeser, Kali Uchis, and more.

Deep Purple Releases “Live in Rome 2013”

Deep Purple Releases “Live in Rome 2013”

Deep Purple has released “Live in Rome 2013,” which captures the group during their “Now What?!” tour. The recording captures the band performing songs from their then-new record as well as their catalog of hits.

Sam Smith and Decently Dangerous Release “Falling With Style”

Sam Smith and Decently Dangerous Release “Falling With Style”

Sam Smith and his band Decently Dangerous have released their debut album, “Falling With Style.” The quartet, which includes Andrew Jordan, Joe Spinelli, and Bryan Ponton, is bass-heavy with Smith taking melodies and using a vocoder to perform vocals.

Max Gerl Releases Debut Album, “Tbilisi”

Max Gerl Releases Debut Album, “Tbilisi”

Bassist Max Gerl has been playing along some of the most exciting band leaders in jazz today, and now he’s stepping out front. He’s just released his debut album, “Tbilisi,” which features his work on both electric and double bass.

The Cro-Mags Release “From the Grave” EP

The Cro-Mags Release “From the Grave” EP

The Cro-Mags have returned with their second EP of the year. “From the Grave” is a three-song followup to “Don’t Give In,” which was the first time in two decades that the group released new music.

Steve Lawson Releases “Best of Vol 1”

Steve Lawson Releases “Best of Vol 1”

It’s been twenty years since Steve Lawson’s first solo bass gig. Since then, he’s recorded over forty albums. Now he’s released the first volume of a “best of” compilation that picks out his favorite tracks from 2000 through 2013.