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King Crimson and the Zappa Band Reveal Tour Details
Concerts & Tours

King Crimson and the Zappa Band Reveal Tour Details

After unveiling the lineup last month, King Crimson and the Zappa Band have revealed the details of their summer tour. The groups, anchored by Tony Levin and Scott Thunes, will be focusing on the East Coast with four Canadian dates to close out the run.

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Craig Martini Releases “Thought of Everything”
New Albums

Craig Martini Releases “Thought of Everything”

Craig Martini has released his debut album, “Thought of Everything.” The bassist, who has performed with artists ranging from Phil Collen to Colin Hay, recorded the whole album using just his bass, his voice, and drum loops.

Ariane Cap Offers Free Webinar on How to Teach Music Online
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Ariane Cap Offers Free Webinar on How to Teach Music Online

With the global pandemic affecting our livelihoods, musicians are figuring out ways to continue their work. Many are looking to teach online lessons, but there’s a learning curve. Ariane Cap is here to help with a free webinar on “How to Teach Music Online.”

Ben Williams Featured on José James’s “No Beginning No End 2”
New Albums

Ben Williams Featured on José James’s “No Beginning No End 2”

Singer/songwriter José James has released “No Beginning No End 2,” which serves as a sequel to his 2013 album on Blue Note Records. His fluid mix of jazz, pop, R&B, and soul remains intact, thanks in part to bassist Ben Williams.

Felix Pastorius Joins Jazz is PHSH for April Tour
Concerts & Tours

Felix Pastorius Joins Jazz is PHSH for April Tour

Jazz is PHSH has announced “The Phishermen Tour.” Bandleaders Adam Chase and Matthew Chase have put together another great lineup for the outing with Slavic Soul Party trombonist Adam Dotson, Dynamo saxophonist Kevin Gatzke, and bassist Felix Pastorius.

Circles Around the Sun Release Self-Titled Third Album
New Albums

Circles Around the Sun Release Self-Titled Third Album

Circles Around the Sun guitarist Neal Casal tragically took his own life late last year, one week after recording a new album. In a note, he asked that the band continue on and the album be completed. The band has honored his wish with their third studio album.

New Cream Box Set Features Previously Unreleased Music
New Albums

New Cream Box Set Features Previously Unreleased Music

More of the legendary work of bass hero Jack Bruce has been released to the public with a new Cream box set entitled “Goodbye Tour Live 1968.” The set collects four complete concerts from the power trio’s farewell tour.

John Paul Jones Featured on Danny Barnes’s “Man on Fire”
New Albums

John Paul Jones Featured on Danny Barnes’s “Man on Fire”

Banjo player and eclectic songwriter Danny Barnes has just released a new album called “Man on Fire.” The record features some pretty amazing guests, including John Paul Jones.

ZZ Top Documentary “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” Now Available
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ZZ Top Documentary “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” Now Available

Get out your cheap sunglasses, because the ZZ Top documentary “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and streaming.

Madelief van Vlijmen and Madlife Release “Swans and Foxes”
New Albums

Madelief van Vlijmen and Madlife Release “Swans and Foxes”

Bassist Madelief van Vlijmen has just released a new album with her project Madlife entitled “Swans and Foxes.” The bandleader dishes out vocals and catchy bass lines that will make you want to dance.

Bootsy Collins and Mascot Label Group Announce The Funk Garage Imprint
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Bootsy Collins and Mascot Label Group Announce The Funk Garage Imprint

Bootsy Collins announced last year that he would be retiring from playing live, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t keeping busy. The funk legend has just teamed up with Mascot Label Group to announce a new imprint under the label called The Funk Garage.

David Gross Publishes “The Bassis for Transformation: Patterns for All Bass Clef Instruments”
Sheet Music & Instruction

David Gross Publishes “The Bassis for Transformation: Patterns for All Bass Clef Instruments”

A little over twenty years ago, David Gross began writing a “woodshed” column for Downbeat Magazine. Now he’s expanded the concept into a new book entitled “The Bassis for Transformation: Patterns for All Bass Clef Instruments.”