Made Up Mind offers up 11 new tracks by the group, and one significant change. For the first time in the band’s history, bassist Oteil Burbridge is not part of the music. As we reported back in October, Burbridge decided to take a break from touring and the group.
The group decided not to find an immediate replacement for Burbridge. Instead, they recruited four different bassists for the new album, including Pino Palladino (5 tracks), Bakithi Kumalo (2 tracks), Dave Monsey (2 tracks) and George Reiff (1 track). Bassist Eric Krasno is reportedly going on tour with the group.
TTB has also shared the album’s fifth track, “Part of Me”, with Monsey on bass:
Made Up Mind is scheduled to release on August 20, 2013.