New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Almost two decades since their last album, the Long Beach Dub Allstars have returned to release a new self-titled album. The band is now anchored by drummer Marshall Goodman “Ras MG” and bassist Edwin Kampwirth.
Jazz bassist Mats Eilertsen explores new textures to blur genres – and centuries – on his new album, “Memorabilia”. The record matches his trio with the vocal ensemble Trio Mediaeval.
The special 40th Anniversary edition of Rush’s groundbreaking seventh studio album “Permanent Waves” is now available. It comes in several formats, but die-hard fans will take note of the Super Deluxe Edition.
Three years after his passing, a new live album from guitarist Allan Holdsworth is available to the public. “Frankfurt ’86” features the incredible lineup of Gary Husband, Kei Akagi, and Jimmy Johnson.
After forming in 2018, bassist Ryan Stasik and Doom Flamingo have released their first album, simply entitled “Doom”. The synthwave rock band takes a darker turn on the album, although it still keeps things pretty upbeat.
Vulfpeck offshoot The Fearless Flyers have announced their third album, “Tailwinds”, which will be the group’s first full-length offering. The band includes the dynamic rhythm section of drummer Nate Smith and bassist Joe Dart, who lay down some serious groove.
Double bassist Ferdinando Romano has just released a new album called “Totem”, which features the extraordinary trumpet playing of Ralph Alessi. The record marks Romano’s first as a leader and contains eight of his original compositions.
Forty years after it took place, a classic Brecker Brothers gig is now available on a new album called “Live and Unreleased”. The recording catches the iconic fusion band at the Hamburg music club Onkel Pö’s Carnegie Hall, with Neil Jason on bass.
Lettuce has just released “Resonate”, which follows up on last year’s “Elevate”. Both albums were born out of the same fruitful recording sessions, though bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes says they have different vibes.
Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, O.R.k., Twinscapes) has just released a new album called “Allusions”, which he describes as “nostalgic lo-fi solo bass processed with reverbs, delay, and echoes.”
The Tnek Jazz Quintet has released a new album paying homage to one of the greatest jazz bassists to ever live. “Plays the Music of Sam Jones” features bandleader Kent Miller handling the role of Jones.
Last month, we shared an awesome video for “Got Groove? Pt. 2” by bassist Christian Fabian, organist Ron Oswanski, and drum legend Bernard Purdie. Now the trio has released a full album, entitled “Move On!”