A quick roundup of the albums I've been listening to lately...Ray Riendeau - Atmospheres
Really cool jazz-prog-funk-fusion album from bassist Riendeau. Killer guest list includes Jeff Kollman, Alex Machacek, Marco Sfogli, Greg Koch, and many others.
Paul Gilbert - Fuzz Universe
Gilbert's 3rd instrumental album is loaded with over-the-top tones and playing. Includes a cool cover of Todd Rundgren's "Blue Orpheus."
Great Holdsworthian fusion. The double bass adds a cool, straight-ahead vibe.
Lee Ritenour - 6 String Theory
Fantastic disc that is essentially a tribute to the guitar. Guests include Steve Lukather, John Scofield, B.B. King, Mike Stern, Joe Bonamassa, Guthrie Govan, Slash, and many others. Win a copy of the album here!
Garage a Trois - Outre Mer
This is about 5 years old, but I still listen to it a lot. Awesome funky jazz album with Charlie Hunter on guitar.