Newsbits: Max Johnson / Ibarra and Dorji / Improv Exercises / Chiu and Honer / Black Sabbath

A new album from bassist Max Johnson is reviewed.

The new pairing of Susie Ibarra and Tashi Dorji is also reviewed.

George Kokkinaris has a new set of improvisation exercises.

Jeremiah Chiu and Marta Sofia Honer, with Ashley Paul and Booker Stardrum, will appear in Philadelphia.

And in royal news, the Queen of England has been asked to honor Black Sabbath.