New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Circles Around the Sun guitarist Neal Casal tragically took his own life late last year, one week after recording a new album. In a note, he asked that the band continue on and the album be completed. The band has honored his wish with their third studio album.
More of the legendary work of bass hero Jack Bruce has been released to the public with a new Cream box set entitled “Goodbye Tour Live 1968.” The set collects four complete concerts from the power trio’s farewell tour.
Banjo player and eclectic songwriter Danny Barnes has just released a new album called “Man on Fire.” The record features some pretty amazing guests, including John Paul Jones.
Bassist Madelief van Vlijmen has just released a new album with her project Madlife entitled “Swans and Foxes.” The bandleader dishes out vocals and catchy bass lines that will make you want to dance.
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra recently honored legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter with a new album featuring his songs. “The Music of Wayne Shorter” also features the prolific composer taking solos on all but one of the songs.
Bambara has released their fourth album, “Stray,” which NPR calls a “mesmerizing… western, gothic opus.” The band consists of twin brothers Reid and Blaze Bateh along with bassist William Brookshire, whose gritty, menacing bass drives the songs.
Lorenzo Feliciati returned to the studio for his new EP, “Rumble,” which is available now. The four-track release centers around the rhythm section of Feliciati and drummer Jason JT Thomas as well as the Koi Horn section.
Adam Booker has released his second album as a leader, entitled “Seven Last Words.” The album is a showcase for the dichotomy of his playing as it alternates tracks between two sets of music.
Double bassist Matthew Jamal has released his debut solo EP, entitled “Itinerant.” Featuring only sounds from his bass and voice, the songs are described as “rooted in Jazz harmony while maintaining a style that is indie, experimental, and classical.”
The psychedelic genre-bending trio Khruangbin has teamed up with vocalist Leon Bridges for a new EP called Texas Sun. The vast state is home to both the band and Bridges, who pay homage to its expansiveness and beauty. “Big sky country, that’s what they call Texas,” explains Khruangbin bassist Laura Lee. “The horizon line goes all the way from one...
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.