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November 3, 2016

What makes the release of these earliest Gov’t Mule demos from 1994 intriguing is the pounding presence of the Mule’s original bassist, the ...

October 6, 2016

This first-rate concert DVD celebrates the 75th birthday of Eberhard Weber, a key architect in the ECM sound and compositional style and an ...

September 1, 2016

Much deserving of their Big Dog status, Snarky Puppy—the prolific instrumental juggernaut led by composer/bassist Michael League—returns wit...

July 20, 2016

Armstrong, the storied jazz/fuze vet and current Aretha Franklin bassist, pays homage to his resurging home city on his dynamic latest effor...

June 29, 2016

Through regular appearances at Matt Garrison’s ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, this powerful, exploratory unit has been redefining the jazz tr...

June 7, 2016

The Jackets’ 23rd album marks the impressive debut of Australian bassist Dane Alderson, whose musical and sonic fit within the quality compo...

May 3, 2016

This lofty latest effort from Athens, Greece-based composer, fretted and fretless bassist, and musical integrator Yiorgos Fakanas—best known...

April 1, 2016

For the first time in his eight-album output, Janek Gwizdala goes solo, using only his Fodera Signature 5-string and various pedals (includi...

March 9, 2016

As news broke of David Bowie’s death only days after the release of his 25th album, another layer of musical context suddenly became clear.

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