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  • François Moutin and Kavita Shah Team Up for “Interplay”

    François Moutin and Kavita Shah Team Up for “Interplay”

    The duo of a double bass and voice is one of the most powerful musical configurations. That’s clear on the new album, Interplay, by François Moutin and Kavita Shah. Sometimes intimate and sometimes exuberant, the 11-song collection ranges from jazz classics like “La Vie en Rose” to modern instrumental tunes like Dafnis Prieto’s “Blah Blah”.... »

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  • Sons of Apollo Release “Alive/Tengo Vida” EP

    Sons of Apollo Release “Alive/Tengo Vida” EP

    Sons of Apollo are gearing up for their world tour with a special EP release of their single, “Alive.” The album contains six versions of the song including the original track, a radio edit, an acoustic rendition, plus each of those versions in Spanish, which retitles the track to “Tengo Vida.” “It was discussed we... »

  • Jimmy Johnson Featured on New Steve Gadd Band Album

    Jimmy Johnson Featured on New Steve Gadd Band Album

    Drummer Steve Gadd has rounded up his band once again for a new album. The new self-titled Steve Gadd Band recording brings together a cast of killer musicians to lock in on the groove-oriented tracks. “All the guys in the band are good friends of mine, people I like being around—not just musically but in... »

  • Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won Remastered for 2018

    Led Zeppelin’s How The West Was Won Remastered for 2018

    Led Zeppelin’s iconic How The West Was Won live album was released in 2003 and is now getting a remastered version for its 15th anniversary. The album documents Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones at the height of their powers from two concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach... »

  • Spirit Fingers, featuring Hadrien Feraud, Releases Debut Album

    Spirit Fingers, featuring Hadrien Feraud, Releases Debut Album

    The amazing bass playing of Hadrien Feraud is featured on the debut album from Spirit Fingers, a jazz supergroup led by pianist Greg Spero and filled out by drummer Mike Mitchell and guitarist Dario Chiazzolino. The band’s unique and intense sound is forged by Feraud’s bass. “Hadrien’s technical and harmonic capabilities are beyond any other... »

  • Mike Jones and Penn Jillette Release “The Show Before The Show”

    Mike Jones and Penn Jillette Release “The Show Before The Show”

    You probably recognize Penn Jillette as one half of the comedy and magic duo Penn and Teller. What you may not know is that Jillette is an avid jazz bassist. You can hear his work on the new album The Show Before The Show alongside pianist Mike Jones. “For the past 16 years those who... »

  • Casey Abrams Releases “Put A Spell On You”

    Casey Abrams Releases “Put A Spell On You”

    Casey Abrams has returned with Put A Spell On You, a 13-song album that ranges from originals to covers and jazz standards. The singer/bassist, who famously competed on American Idol, lays it down on the double bass while belting out lyrics. The album was recorded as part of Chesky Records’ Binaural+ series and as such... »

  • Thundercat’s “Drunk” Remixed to Create “Drank”

    Thundercat’s “Drunk” Remixed to Create “Drank”

    Thundercat’s 2017 release, Drunk, was a groundbreaking, genre-bending album that featured tons of guest artists from Kendrick Lamar to Michael McDonald. Now the bassist has released Drank, a “chopped ‘n’ screwed” remix by DJ Candlestick and OG Ron C. The remix style, which originates from Houston, slows the tempo and skips beats for a syrupy,... »

  • Meshell Ndegeocello Covers Her Influences On “Ventriloquism”

    Meshell Ndegeocello Covers Her Influences On “Ventriloquism”

    Meshell Ndegeocello’s style is so singular that she owns every song she performs. That includes the tracks on her latest album, Ventriloquism, which features eleven covers that pay tribute to her diverse influences. “Early on in my career, I was told to make the same kind of album again and again, and when I didn’t... »

  • Stone Temple Pilots Release Second Self-Titled Album

    Stone Temple Pilots Release Second Self-Titled Album

    Stone Temple Pilots are back with their first album since 2010’s self-titled release. Their new album, also self-titled, is the first to feature new lead singer Jeff Gutt, who fills the shoes of the late Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington. Of course, the album is anchored by the creative bass lines of Robert DeLeo. The... »