New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Pianist Shai Maestro has released a new album called “Human”, which sees his trio with Jorge Roeder and Ofri Nehemya turned into a quartet with trumpeter Philip Dizack.
Marvin Gaye’s iconic album “What’s Going On” turned 50 this year, and Motown/UMe celebrated with a deluxe digital edition. However, fans will be interested to hear an accompanying album called “Funky Nation: The Detroit Instrumentals” - with Michael Henderson on bass.
Stray Cat’s Lee Rocker has just released “Gather Round”, which marks the rockabilly bass icon’s first solo album of all original music since 2007’s “Black Cat Bone”.
Just under two years ago, the jazz world suffered a major blow with the loss of pianist Harold Mabern. Now his final studio recording is available thanks to bassist and band leader Leon Lee Dorsey.
Rock and roll supergroup The Dead Daisies have returned with a new album and a new member. “Holy Ground” is the first to feature Glenn Hughes, who took over bass and vocal duties in late 2019.
The hard rock bass and drum duo Royal Blood has announced a new album and unleashed the title track. Get a taste of what’s to come with the title track (and yes, that’s all from bass).
Bassist, educator, and longtime No Treble columnist Damian Erskine has just released a new album called “In This Moment”. The gorgeous eleven-song collection is described as a departure from his previous albums and features a trio setting.
Le Coq Records, a new label founded by Piero Pata, has released their first album. “Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1”. Bassists John Patitucci and Chris Colangelo hold down the groove and take some killer solos.
Many fans know Tim Lefebvre for his monumental electric work with David Bowie, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Wayne Krantz, and more. Now, a new duo album with his wife Rachel Eckroth shows listeners a more sensitive side of the bassist.
Two of Black Sabbath’s first albums with vocalist Ronnie James Dio are getting deluxe reissues this year. “Heaven and Hell” and “Mob Rules” will be released as expanded sets, including bonus tracks of never-released live material.
The 8-Bit Big Band has released their third album, “Backwards Compatible”, which continues the group’s approach of reimagining video game music for jazz orchestra.
The pandemic has been hard on music all around. Jane Ira Bloom and Mark Helias played together for years but suddenly could not create together. But, they had resolve to continue their craft. The result is a new album called “Some Kind of Tomorrow.”