New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
After being cooped up for a year, bass virtuoso Brian Bromberg is ready to hit the open road. That’s clear from his new album, “A Little Driving Music”, which evokes the feeling of a free-spirited joy ride.
Icelandic composer and bassist Skúli Sverrisson has teamed up with guitar wizard Bill Frisell to release “Strata”. Previously released exclusively on vinyl, the duo album features ten hypnotic original compositions by Sverrisson.
The Tragically Hip is a band that is ever-evolving. Now, four years after lead singer Gord Downie’s passing and the band’s dissolution, we’re getting to hear a crucial part of their growth with a new album called “Saskadelphia”.
A new archival release from the Steve Miller Band showcases the band near the peak of their success. “Steve Miller Band Live! Breaking Ground: August 3, 1977” captures the group from the year they went from playing ballrooms to arenas.
Meatshell is an experimental folk-jazz duo made up of bassist/vocalist Helen Svoboda and tenor saxophonist Andrew Saragossi. The group has just released their second album, entitled “Since Subito”.
A new piece of punk rock history is coming to light as Descendents have announced “9th & Walnut”, an album recorded in 2002 by the band’s founding lineup. That includes bassist Tony Lombardo.
The Who have released a new deluxe edition of “The Who Sell Out”, featuring a staggering 112 tracks with 47 of them previously unreleased. Of course, John Entwistle’s bass lines anchor the entire affair, but his compositions also get a new light.
Attention jazz-loving audiophiles! Christian McBride has teamed up with Qobuz, the hi-res streaming, and download service, to release a new EP called “The Q Sessions”.
Avishai Cohen has expanded his palette for his new album, “Two Roses”, which features the bassist and composer’s trio alongside the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. The fourteen-song collection features songs near and dear to Cohen.
Dumpstaphunk has returned with their fourth studio album, “Where Do We Go From Here”, which also marks their first full-length in seven years. The band is anchored by two bassists: Tony Hall and Nick Daniels. Together, they lay down some serious grooves.
Dan Wilson has released “Vessels of Wood and Earth”. The jazz guitarist performs five original compositions as well as covers of classics by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Ted Daffan, with Christian McBride and Marco Panascia on bass.
It’s been five and a half years since Lemmy Kilmister’s passing, but we’re still being gifted with music from the rock god. A 2012 Motörhead has now been released as a new album called “Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin”.