Look out for these albums and DVDs released this week.

Kara Grainger Shiver and Sigh

Kara Grainger Shiver and SighThe Australian singer/slide guitarist’s new record exemplifies her brand of soul and contemporary blues music. Grammy Award-winner David Z. handles production on the album. Blues vet Jimi Bott and R&B legend James Gadson make their mark, while Lenny Castro plays percussion.

George Duke DreamWeaver

George Duke DreamWeaverSometimes personal tragedy serves as musical inspiration. For a period after the passing of George Duke’s wife, the Grammy Award-winning keyboardist, producer, and composer stopped writing music. When he finally returned with a new album, Duke did some drum programming, but also enlisted the help of Gorden Campbell when the tracks called for acoustic drums. John Roberts also plays on one track, and Lenny Castro, once again, has percussion duties.

Tom Kennedy Just Play!

Tom Kennedy Just Play!The virtuoso bassist’s fourth album as a leader was recorded at Nola Studios in New York City in one day. Fusion and pop drumming star Dave Weckl plays on the record.


Mark Masters Ensemble Everything You Did

Mark Masters Ensemble Everything You DidThis release features jazz arrangements of classic Steely Dan tunes, including classics such as “Bodhisattva” and “Aja.” Drumming great Peter Erskine plays on the record.


Chris Morrissey North Hero

Chris Morrissey North HeroThe jazz bassist and composer employs Mark Guiliana on his new album, while drummer Dave King of the Bad Plus assists with production.


Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go

Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door GoModern-day soul frontman Mayer Hawthorne’s new album, led by the hit single “Her Favorite Song,” emphasizes the singer’s throwback feel. Backing band the County includes Quentin Joseph on drums.


Seven Witches Rebirth

Seven Witches RebirthLed by axe man Jack Frost, the metal heads are out with their ninth studio album, and their first for new label FrostByte Media. Produced by Frost, the record features Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative and Danzig on drums.

Drye & Drye Open Letter

Drye & Drye Open LetterThis father-son collaboration features five tracks from the younger Brian and five from the elder Howard. Brian plays trombone and Howard plays the bari sax, while Vinnie Sperrazza holds down the drum chair.