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  • Ben Allison’s “Quiet Revolution” Gets Wide Release

    Ben Allison’s “Quiet Revolution” Gets Wide Release

    Previously only available on vinyl, Ben Allison’s 2016 release, Quiet Revolution, is now available on CD and digital formats. The trio album features guitarist Steve Cardenas and saxophonist/clarinetist Ted Nash in a subtle setting that pays homage to the work of jazz greats Jim Hall and Jimmy Giuffre. “Those records were made in the late... »

  • Phronesis Releases “We Are All”

    Phronesis Releases “We Are All”

    Jazz trio Phronesis has released their eighth album, entitled We Are All. The band, which was formed by bassist Jasper Høiby, dig deep to create expressive textures with a unified sense of melody. We Are All is a continuation of their unique instrumental sound, but it also leans on the message of togetherness. “More than... »

  • Dave Schools Shares “Bass Godz” Playlist

    Dave Schools Shares “Bass Godz” Playlist

    If you’re looking for some bass-heavy tunes featuring some of the greatest players to ever pick up our instrument, Dave Schools has you covered. The Widespread Panic bassist curated a Spotify playlist of 21 songs with bass lines that “influenced and perplexed” him as a young player. “It is not meant to be a Top-21... »

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  • Rush to Issue 40th Anniversary Edition of “Hemispheres”

    Rush to Issue 40th Anniversary Edition of “Hemispheres”

    Rush’s seminal album Hemispheres will be getting a 40th anniversary reissue on November 16th, the band revealed. The new release will come in four packages: a super deluxe edition, a two-CD deluxe edition, a 3-LP deluxe edition, and a deluxe digital edition. Released in 1978, Hemispheres cemented the more progressive sonic approach that Rush started... »

  • Tim Lefebvre Featured on Donny McCaslin’s “Blow.”

    Tim Lefebvre Featured on Donny McCaslin’s “Blow.”

    Donny McCaslin has released Blow., an album his website says “fully realizes [David] Bowie’s influence and McCaslin’s evolved artistic direction.” The saxophonist worked with the pop megastar on Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, which was released just days before Bowie’s death in 2016. “Before working with him, things like this didn’t seem possible to me,” McCaslin... »

  • Lake Street Dive Announce New Tour Dates

    Lake Street Dive Announce New Tour Dates

    Lake Street Dive has announced a new set of tour dates that will take them into 2019. After covering the Northeast in November, the trek will head down the East Coast through the Carolinas and into Florida. The band, which is anchored by bass great Bridget Kearney, is touring in support of their latest album,... »

  • John McLaughlin’s U.S. Farewell Tour Captured on “Live in San Francisco”

    John McLaughlin’s U.S. Farewell Tour Captured on “Live in San Francisco”

    Last year, jazz and fusion guitar legend John McLaughlin performed a tour of the U.S. that he says was his final outing in the States. The “Meeting of the Spirits” tour saw him exploring his past work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in a different setting with his band the 4th Dimension featuring drummer Ranjit Barot,... »

  • Joe Bonamassa Releases “Redemption”

    Joe Bonamassa Releases “Redemption”

    Joe Bonamassa has once again tapped bass groove monster Michael Rhodes to anchor his new album, Redemption. The blues-rock guitarist’s 13th studio release compiles 12 original songs that span a variety of styles while revolving around the themes of redemption and salvation. “We all need to be redeemed at some point in our lives. It’s... »

  • Slash Releases “Living the Dream” with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

    Slash Releases “Living the Dream” with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

    Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators have followed up 2014’s World On Fire with Living the Dream, an album that the Guns N’ Roses guitarist says expands their sound. “It’s a natural progression from World on Fire, for sure,” Slash states. “I think it has a little more diversity—some of the ideas are not... »

  • Wayne Shorter Releases “Emanon,” Featuring John Patitucci

    Wayne Shorter Releases “Emanon,” Featuring John Patitucci

    Master jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter has blended his music with the visual arts on Emanon. The triple album, which is only available in physical releases, is accompanied by an 84-page graphic novel penned by Shorter with Monica Sly and illustrated by Randy DuBurke. Shorter borrowed the title Emanon, which is “no name” spelled backwards. “When... »