Jazz bassist and composer Avishai Cohen has released a new album called “Arvoles,” which translates to “trees” from the ancient Ladino language. The project is described as a reflection of his life over the last few years.
Nate Brenner has released a new album with his solo project, Naytronix, entitled “Air.” The bassist, who is also a member of Tune-Yards, holed up in his Oakland studio for the psych pop project.
Jay Anderson has anchored over 400 recordings for artists ranging from Michael Brecker to Ira Sullivan to Dave Liebman. He released his first albums as a leader in the early ’90s, and now he’s out front again with a new album entitled “Deepscape.”
The early ’70s were a high point for Neil Young. 1972’s “Harvest” is often heralded as his most popular album, and 1973 had his first live album, “Time Fades Away.” Now a new document of that timeframe has come to light with “Tuscaloosa,” featuring Tim Drummond.
The world lost a musical icon with the passing of Dr. John. However, a new Rolling Stone article explains that the New Orleans pianist recorded one final album before his death. We also now know that Will Lee provided the low end.
The jazz trio of Paul Bley, Paul Motian, and Gary Peacock released a reunion album in 1998 called “Not Two, Not One.” They spent the next year touring together, which Peacock says was over 35 years in the making. Now part of that magical tour has become its own album.
A little over a year after Caleb Scofield tragically passed away, Cave In has released their sixth studio album, entitled “Final Transmission.” The album stands as the final recordings of the bassist, who died in a car accident in New Hampshire.
Bob Dylan’s 1975-76 “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour was an enormous undertaking featuring him alongside Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell, Ronee Blakely, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. The tour is the subject of a new documentary and a 14-disc collection.
Olivier Babaz has released a new course on jazz bowing. While there are plenty of resources on arco playing, there aren’t many that focus on its use in jazz. Olivier created 61 video lessons on play bass lines, solos, and melodies with the bow.
Guitar legend Carlos Santana pays tribute to the music of Africa on his twenty-fifth studio album, entitled “Africa Speaks.” The 11-song album is once again anchored by longtime collaborator Benny Rietveld, who has been in the band steadily since 1997.