New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Surf’s up! Brandi Disterheft has just released a new album called “Surfboard”, which marks her fifth as a leader. Songs on the album range from blues to pop to the Great Brazilian and American songbooks.
We’ve heard enough party politics. Now it’s time for a politics party. Nuclear Power Trio – with Donald Trump on guitar, Vladimir Putin (who sounds a lot like Nick Schendzielos) on bass, and Kim Jong-Un on drums – have released their debut album, “A Clear and Present Rager”.
Ben Carr has released a new album called “Saturday Morning” with his solo project, Carrtoons. The bassist, who also handles all other instruments, brought in guest vocalists to channel vintage soul over hip-hop and R&B grooves.
Ever since his time with James Brown, funk master Bootsy Collins has spent his career keeping it on “The One.” Now the bassist has released a new star-studded album called “The Power of The One”.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of bebop pioneer Charlie Parker’s birth. His legacy cannot be understated, and as such bassist Fumi Tomita has released a new album to honor the jazz icon.
Hawkwind has had a slew of talented musicians go through its ranks in the past fifty years. Bassist Alan Davey is one of them, and he’s once again recruited fellow Hawkwind alumni to release an album under the name Hawkestrel.
Many artists took to working on their own during the 2020 lockdowns, and that even includes rock royalty. Paul McCartney took the time off from the road to create a new album called “McCartney III,” which is due out December 11th.
The Immediate Family’s long-awaited album, “Slippin’ and Slidin’”, is finally here. The EP is the first U.S. release from the band, which is made up of session legends Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Steve Postell, and Leland Sklar.
Fifteen years since their debut album, afro-psych soul outfit The Budos Band has returned with Long In The Tooth. The horn-heavy record is full of unshakeable grooves.
Johnnie Gilmore has just released a gorgeous new EP. The five-song “When You Come Home” features the bassist in a totally solo setting in which he fills out the melody, harmony, and percussion with just his bass.
Colin Trusedell has released a new solo album written and recorded this spring called The Quarantine Chronicles. Written and performed entirely on the acoustic bass guitar, the 10-song collection takes a different path than his six previous albums.
Last year, double bass virtuoso Leon Bosch put forth an album of all new music to help expand the instrument’s solo repertoire. Now he’s done it again with a new release. “The South African Double Bass” features eight brand new pieces.