Jimmy Haslip – ARC Trio

Former Yellowjackets bassist Jimmy Haslip joins forces with Jazz Superstars Scott Kinsey and Gergö Borlai to deliver ARC Trio.  Featuring guest appearances by Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Novak, Steve Tagavlione and Judd Miller, ARC Trio is a fusion masterpiece built on deep grooves and inspiring improvisations.   read more

Joseph Patrick Moore – Decade II 2006-2015

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Decade II- 2006-2015

One of the very first album reviews I did on BassRamblings.com was for Joseph Patrick Moore’s excellent album To Africa With Love. Since that review I have become quite a fan of Moore’s music.  Moore’s uplifting and energetic bass lines have earned him a top spot among my favorite bass players.

 

Decade II 2006-2015 is a remastered compilation of Moore’s compositions recorded between 2006 through 2015.  Some of the remastered tracks have an added EDM element, giving the songs a fresh new feel and taking them in new directions.

Blue Canoe Records will be releasing “Decade II 2006-2015” on June 24th. Decade II is a remastered CD of composition’s recorded between 2006 through 2015 and is a compilation follow up to “Decade 1996-2005” released in 2006.

For more info click here for the official Press Release

 

 

The New Cool – Bob James and Nathan East

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Long time collaborators Bob James and Nathan East have created a true jazz masterpiece with their latest effort “The New Cool”.  Yamaha Entertainment Group label president Chris Gero equipped a state-of-the-art Nashville studio with Yamaha gear and gave the two free reign to create.  The result is an unexpected classic jazz album showcasing the amazing talents of these two Grammy recognized artists. read more

Darren Michaels – Seasons

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Darren Michaels newest release “Seasons”, presents the solo bassists as a singer/songwriter. Approaching the album with the idea of capturing the magical timbre of vocals and acoustic guitar but with bass, Michaels has created a highly personal, somewhat unconventional, set of solo bass tracks.   read more

Five Leaves Left: A Tribute to Nick Drake

The Jason Parker Quartet’s “Five Leaves Left:  A Tribute To Nick Drake” Kickstarter project has come to fruition.  This was the first project that I participated in backing and am very proud to have been a part of it.  The official release date was today, March 29th, and is available at Jason’s website, One Working Musician.

Being a Nick Drake fan, this album is all that I hoped it would be and more.  The Jason Parker Quartet does a great job at staying true to the original material, while jazzing things up a bit.  I’m really digging the tasty bass lines courtesy of Evan Flory-Barnes, in fact the musicianship is superb all the way around.  Add to this the sultry vocals of Michele Khazak and you’ve got an amazing album!  Being a project backer, I was able to download the album a couple days early and have not stopped listening to it.  If you are a Nick Drake fan or just like really good jazz, you should definitely check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Five Leaves Left: A Tribute To Nick Drake by Jason Parker Quartet