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  • Unearthed John Coltrane Album Features Jimmy Garrison

    Unearthed John Coltrane Album Features Jimmy Garrison

    In one of the most exciting discoveries in jazz, a new John Coltrane album has been unearthed and released as Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. The recording comes from reference tapes kept by the saxophonist’s first wife that were cut in March of 1963. It features seven songs including two never-before-heard originals. Coltrane’s... »

  • Blasko Launches New Podcast

    Blasko Launches New Podcast

    If you’re into heavy metal, you’re going to want to listen to this. Blasko has a new podcast called “A New Level” that explores the genre by way of interviews with titans in the industry. The bassist, who has worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Danzig and more, is also an artist manager and approaches... »

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  • YOB Releases “Our Raw Heart”

    YOB Releases “Our Raw Heart”

    Doom metal band YOB have always been about reflection and meditation, but their latest release is their deepest yet. Guitarist/vocalist Mike Scheidt spent months battling acute diverticulitis, a devastating intestinal disease, that almost cost him his life. During his recovery, he wrote Our Raw Heart. “I had no idea, really, if the band was going... »

  • The Stanley Clarke Band Releases “The Message”

    The Stanley Clarke Band Releases “The Message”

    The Stanley Clarke Band has returned with a new album entitled The Message, which follows up their 2010 self-titled album. It also marks 45 years since the bass master’s debut solo album. The band lineup has changed since the previous album, but Clarke has kept the stable of Cameron Graves, Beka Gochiashvili, and Mike Mitchell... »

  • The Gorillaz Return with “The Now Now”

    The Gorillaz Return with “The Now Now”

    The Gorillaz have always had great bass lines for their songs, and that doesn’t change on their new album The Now Now. The album, which leans more on dance and electronica, features James Ford laying down much of the instrumentals including bass. Jamaican roots/reggae bassist Junior Dan returned to the fold to play on the... »

  • Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Releases Live CD/DVD

    Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Releases Live CD/DVD

    Emerson, Lake, and Palmer helped to push the boundaries of what rock musicians could do. Sadly, Emerson and Lake have passed away, but drummer Carl Palmer is still carrying the torch of their musical legacy. His latest release, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – Live, is a 2-CD and DVD package dedicated to his fallen friends.... »

  • Pantera Releases “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998”

    Pantera Releases “Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998”

    A new live Pantera album has been released as part of the Dynamo Concerts series. Released just days after the untimely death of drummer Vinnie Paul, Live at Dynamo Open Air 1998 captures the band during their tour cycle behind The Great Southern Trendkill. Rex Brown’s distinct bass holds down the low end as the... »

  • Kamasi Washington Releases “Heaven and Earth” with Miles Mosley, Thundercat, and More

    Kamasi Washington Releases “Heaven and Earth” with Miles Mosley, Thundercat, and More

    Saxophone giant Kamasi Washington has returned with another massive album. Following The Epic and his Harmony of Difference EP, Heaven and Earth pushes the boundaries of jazz with huge soundscapes filled out by an orchestra and choir. Washington made it a double album based on perception. “The Earth side represents the world as I see... »

  • Oytun Ersan Releases “Fusiolicious”

    Oytun Ersan Releases “Fusiolicious”

    Oytun Ersan has released his second album, Fusiolicious, featuring a killer lineup of jazz musicians. The bassist recruited Dave Weckl, Eric Marienthal, Gary Husband, Gerry Etkins, Dean Brown, Mike Miller, Brett Garsed, Karen Briggs and Okan Ersan for the jazz fusion affair. “Fusiolicious presents a ‘delicious’ combination of Funk Jazz and Progressive Jazz and is... »

  • Norah Jones Releases Live DVD with Brian Blade and Chris Thomas

    Norah Jones Releases Live DVD with Brian Blade and Chris Thomas

    Norah Jones has released a new concert DVD appropriately entitled Live at Ronnie Scott’s. Recorded at the legendary London jazz club, the sold-out show features Jones performing in a jazz trio with drummer Brian Blade and bassist Chris Thomas. The rhythm section locks in easily, as Thomas has been performing with Blade’s Fellowship Band since... »