New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Guitarist John Scofield has released a new album called “Swallow Tales” that celebrates the music of bassist Steve Swallow. Lucky for Scofield, Swallow, and drummer Bill Stewart fill out the release. Scofield says it took forty years of preparation.
The Plate Scrapers have released their third studio album, “Destination Horizon”, which is the first to document their evolving style. Based in the bluegrass tradition, the five-piece band includes No Treble’s Managing Editor, Kevin Johnson, on bass.
Norah Jones has returned with her seventh studio album. “Pick Me Up Off The Floor” is a conglomeration of songs Jones created over the last few years with many collaborators, including Christopher Thomas, John Patitucci, Jesse Murphy, Josh Lattanzi, and Jeff Tweedy.
Drummer Gergo Borlai has just released his new album, The Missing Song, which serves as a tribute to all the influential drummers that have inspired him. Although it’s drum-centric, Borlai is joined by an unbelievable cast of bassists for the record.
On his third album as a leader, Michael Olajuta has pulled out all the stops. “Lagos Pepper Soup” may be named after a West African dish, but it’s spiced up with influences from around the world.
Western Addiction has returned with a new album called “Frail Bray”. Despite some of the song titles, vocalist Jason Hall says the record is more positive than its predecessor, “Tremulous”. Another difference is the addition of bassist Mitch Paglia.
Covet has returned with an exciting new album called “Technicolor”. The group features guitarist Yvette Young utilizing extended technique to create melodies with bassist David Adamiak and drummer Forrest Rice laying down complementary textures.
Jon Thorne has launched a new record label and a new project. The bassist, also of Lamb, teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Martin Slattery to form The Strangest of Times. The group’s debut, “The Third Law of Motion” is out now, with more to come.
Although they formed in only 2008, the avant-garde extreme metal band Triptykon has released a new live album that’s been over 30 years in the making. Check out “Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)”
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.