New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
The 8-Bit Big Band has released their third album, “Backwards Compatible”, which continues the group’s approach of reimagining video game music for jazz orchestra.
The pandemic has been hard on music all around. Jane Ira Bloom and Mark Helias played together for years but suddenly could not create together. But, they had resolve to continue their craft. The result is a new album called “Some Kind of Tomorrow.”
The dynamic duo of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare started their careers together in the early 1970s in Kingston. Now, the legendary reggae rhythm section has dropped a new album, “Red Hills Road”.
Adam Nitti’s music always amazes us, but this time he’s surprised us, as well. His new album, “The World is Loud”, sees the bassist forging a new path with an aggressive prog-rock style in place of his earlier fusion work.
Mononeon is getting the year started on the right foot with the release of “Banana Peel on Capitol Hill”, an album he describes as “comedy, allegory, and funk in a 25-minute package.”
Just over four years ago, No Treble readers were blown away by Octavision’s debut single, which featured the mighty Victor Wooten on bass. Now the group has released its first full-length album, called “Coexist” with Wooten and Billy Sheehan.
Melbourne, Australia’s Pickpocket has returned with their third album, entitled “Refraction”. The eight-piece jazz/funk/fusion band’s new effort is described as a “journey from the 80’s funk sounds” to some “Dub/RnB vibes”.
Longtime collaborators George Lynch and Jeff Pilson have teamed up once again to release a covers album called “Heavy Hitters”.
The late Trevor Bolder left an indelible mark on rock music through his work with David Bowie, Uriah Heep, and Mick Ronson. Now, seven years after his passing, the bassist’s first solo album has been released, thanks to his friends.
Jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux has released a new album called “Live from Caroga Lake, NY”. Captured during the Caroga Lake Music Festival in August of 2019, the six-song set features Thiroux with her trio.
Fifty years after his debut solo album, Paul McCartney has released “McCartney III”. The title is a misnomer as it is his eighteenth solo album, but just as with “McCartney” and “McCartney II”, the album is truly solo.
Groove guru Lorenzo Feliciati has released yet another collaborative album this year, this time with King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto. “Portal” is described as a series of audio adventures between the duo.