News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
The Berklee Bass Department’s weekly webinar will return this Thursday, April 22nd with a special roundtable featuring drum legend Billy Cobham and his bassists.
Bassist Karina Rykman has announced a new spring tour with her band including drummer Chris Corsico and guitarist Adam November.
Vijay Iyer has just released “UnEasy”, an album that sees the pianist presenting a new trio completed by drummer Tyshawn Sorey and bassist Linda May Han Oh.
Death metal mainstays Cannibal Corpse have released “Violence Unimagined”, marking their 15th studio album since the band’s inception in 1988. It’s the first to feature Erik Rutan, who has been their producer, as a full-time guitarist.
Southern California punk band The Vulturas has announced a new full-time member. Rancid and former Operation Ivy bassist Matt Freeman is now a permanent member of the group.
Drummer Mark Giuliana has just released a new EP called “Ancient Practice” as part of the Outlaw Ocean Music Project. Each track features Stu Brooks on bass and Nicholas Semrad on keyboards.
Trickfish Amplification announced the acquisition of the Flex Core Onboard Preamp. The preamp, which was designed by Michael Pope and David Yates, will continue to offer the same configurations.
Rock mainstays Cheap Trick has released their 20th studio album, entitled “In Another World”. The album has been a long time coming, as the group released the first single, “The Summer Looks Good On You” way back in May 2018.
David Ellefson has plenty of stories to tell. He’s written two memoirs and toured a show called “Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee.” Now that live events are beginning to open up, he’s announced a new storytelling tour.
Evan Marien has released the second volume in his series of books on the hexatonic scale. “Minor Hexatonic Scales and Melodic Patterns Vol. 2” builds upon volume one, with exercises crafted to expand your musical vocabulary.
Carl Mayotte had a big year in 2020, despite the hardships. He was named Radio-Canada Jazz Revelation 2020-2021 and won the Prix de la Relève LOJIQ. Now he’s keeping the momentum up with a new album, “Pop de Ville, Vol. 1”.
Since his passing, we’ve been getting little bits of unreleased music from Prince’s vault. Now a full never-before-heard album will be seeing the light of day, with drummer Chris Coleman and bassist Tal Wilkenfeld.