New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Toto guitarist and session ace Steve Lukather has just released a new solo album called “I Found The Sun Again”. Co-produced and engineered by Ken Freeman, the album includes bassists Jorgen Carlsson and John Pierce.
Alice Cooper pays homage to his former hometown of Detroit on his 21st solo album, Detroit Stories. The record throws it back with hard-edged rock, with Dennis Dunaway, Paul Randolph, and Jimmie Lee Sloas on bass.
Or Lubianiker has been wowing us for years with his work with Project RnL, Marty Friedman, and his own Rule of Thump YouTube channel. Now the bassist has unleashed his solo debut with a six-song EP called “No Need to Abort”.
Neil Young has released another gem from his archive called Way Down in the Rust Bucket. The live album and concert film captures the songwriter and Crazy Horse, featuring bassist Billy Talbot, live in 1990
Nenad Vasilic has put out a lot of good music in his career. His way of blending Balkan folk music into the jazz idiom is refreshing, and his bass work matches that uniqueness. He’s just released his new compilation album, “Vol. 1”.
Bassist, guitarist, and composer Santi Debriano has released a new album called “Flash of the Spirit”. The album explores the musical meshing of his cultural background.
Edie Brickell and New Bohemians have released a new album called “Hunter and The Dog Star”. The record, which marks their fifth studio effort, is once again anchored by bass heavyweight Brad Houser.
In 2017, Petros Klampanis began a series of solo bass videos called Rooftop Stories. As 2020 evolved into a year of isolation, the bassist found glimmers of light creating his fifth album of the same name, with him back to himself and his bass.
In 1972, rock pioneers Black Sabbath released their fourth album inside of two years, aptly entitled “Vol. 4”. The classic album is now the latest in their catalog to get a “Super Deluxe Edition” with a bevy of unreleased material.
The Band’s third album, “Stage Fright”, has been revisited, remastered, and revamped for its 50th anniversary. Released in 1970, the record contained several songs that would become staples of the group’s live show.
Whitesnake and Trans-Siberian Orchestra guitarist Joel Hoekstra has released his second album with his solo project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13. “Running Games” features another all-star cast, including Tony Franklin.
R+R=NOW has followed up their 2018 debut, “Collagically Speaking”, with a new live album that captures the group’s wealth of talent during a show at The Blue Note that same year.