New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Carla Bley has just released a new trio album on ECM called “Life Goes On.” The pianist once again worked with her longtime musical partners of saxophonist Andy Shepperd and bassist Steve Swallow, who is also her spouse.
Colin Edwin has returned with a new solo album called “Infinite Regress.” The bassist, known for his work in Porcupine Tree and O.R.k., opted for a song-based focus on the album by teaming up with vocalist and lyricist Robert RJ Peck.
Jazz bassist Ben Williams has stepped out front on his new “sociopolitically charged” album “I Am A Man.” Though it’s his third solo album, it’s his debut as both bassist and vocalist.
Though it’s been performed several times, Christian McBride’s magnum opus “The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons” is now available for the entire world to hear.
Supersuckers have released their 13th studio album, called “Play That Rock n’ Roll.” The band, led by bassist/vocalist Eddie Spaghetti, plays it true to the album’s title with twelve tracks of pure rock.
Green Day has released “Father of All…,” which marks the band’s thirteenth studio album. Bassist Mike Dirnt says the album is musically closer to the band’s earlier albums like “Insomniac” and “Dookie” with “epic crowd chorus chant moments.”
The supergroup power trio Revolution Saints has returned with a third album, called “Rise.” The band features Deen Castronovo, Doug Aldrich , and Jack Blades crafting new songs in the classic melodic rock style for which they are known.
John Ferrara has been releasing music with Consider The Source for years, and for the past few years, he’s been crafting mind-boggling solo bass cover songs and originals. Now, Ferrara has unleashed his first solo album, “A Harmony of Opposites.”
Bassist Ida Nielsen may be known for her in-your-face funk, but she’s taking another direction on her new album, “02022020.” The release was inspired by the date February 2, 2020, and it’s numerical values.
The Wood Brothers have returned with their 8th studio album, “Kingdom In My Mind.” Guitarist Oliver Wood and bassist Chris Wood are joined once again by multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix to deliver an album of buoyant grooves and deep lyrics.
Karl Clews has released “Dissident,” a new album of original music created almost entirely on his four-string bass. Clews has made several solo bass covers over the years, but his use of the style for his own music is a recent development.
Metal bass legend Steve Harris has released a new album with his band British Lion called “The Burning.” It’s the second release from the group, which keeps Harris busy when he’s not on the road with Iron Maiden.