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Scott Ambush Anchors Spyro Gyra’s “Vinyl Tap”
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Scott Ambush Anchors Spyro Gyra’s “Vinyl Tap”

Spyro Gyra has returned with their first album of new material in six years by releasing a collection of covers. “Vinyl Tap” features reworked versions of classic hits of the vinyl era, and it covers a lot of ground.

Kim Gordon Releases Debut Solo Album, “No Home Record”
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Kim Gordon Releases Debut Solo Album, “No Home Record”

It’s been eight years since Sonic Youth called it quits, but that hasn’t stopped Kim Gordon’s art. The bassist has just released a solo album, entitled “No Home Record,” which is the first in her nearly four-decade career.

Miles Mosley Previews New Album with the Single “Brother”
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Miles Mosley Previews New Album with the Single “Brother”

We’re kicking the weekend off right with some new music from upright bass guru Miles Mosley. The bassist has revealed a new track called “Brother” from an upcoming album, set for an early 2020 release.

Oysterhead, Featuring Les Claypool, to Reunite in 2020
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Oysterhead, Featuring Les Claypool, to Reunite in 2020

Oysterhead is back. The supergroup consisting of Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, The Police drummer Stewart Copeland, and Primus bassist Les Claypool has confirmed a pair of performances for 2020.

Pablo Elorza Releases “Jaco Pastorius Tribute” Album
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Pablo Elorza Releases “Jaco Pastorius Tribute” Album

Pablo Elorza has paid homage to his bass idol on his new album, “Jaco Pastorius Tribute.” The bassist, who has shared several great Jaco lessons with us, covers some of the legend’s best known songs as well as a few more obscure numbers.

New Documentary Focuses on the Legends of Double Bass in Jazz
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New Documentary Focuses on the Legends of Double Bass in Jazz

Nick Wells is following up his documentary “Beneath the Bassline” with a new film focusing on jazz. “Walking the Changes: Legends of Double Bass in Jazz” explores the evolution of the double bass in jazz including its beginnings and pivotal moments.

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The Darkness Returns with “Easter is Cancelled”
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The Darkness Returns with “Easter is Cancelled”

The Darkness has returned with “Easter Is Cancelled.” The record “examines the role of the musician in the barbarous culture of the world today...” That’s summed up in the opening track, which features Frankie Poullain riding the low notes on his Thunderbird.

Chris Lightcap Releases “SuperBigmouth”
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Chris Lightcap Releases “SuperBigmouth”

After releasing music with his bands Bigmouth and Superette, bassist Chris Lightcap has combined the efforts into a group called SuperBigmouth. As such the group includes two tenor saxophones, keyboard, two guitars, bass, and two drumkits.

Chick Corea, Brian Blade, and Christian McBride Release “Trilogy 2”
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Chick Corea, Brian Blade, and Christian McBride Release “Trilogy 2”

The stellar trio of Chick Corea, Brian Blade, and Christian McBride have teamed up once again to release an album. “Trilogy 2” is the followup to their 2014 release and includes twelve songs ranging from Corea’s originals to jazz standards.

Opeth Releases “In Cauda Venenum”
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Opeth Releases “In Cauda Venenum”

The mighty Opeth has returned with their thirteenth studio album, entitled “In Cauda Venenum.” It continues their more experimental trajectory with heavy notes of prog rock rather than their death metal origins. It is, however, still distinctly Opeth.

Hot Tuna Continues 50th Anniversary Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Hot Tuna Continues 50th Anniversary Tour Dates

The dynamic duo of Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady formed Hot Tuna in 1969 as an offshoot of Jefferson Airplane. Fifty years and fourteen albums later, they’re still going strong and have announced a new set of tour dates.

The Wooten Brothers Announce European Tour
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The Wooten Brothers Announce European Tour

Victor Wooten and his brothers Joseph, Roy, and Regi will be taking Europe by storm this November with two weeks of dates spread across the continent.