New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
R&B superstar Kem has returned with “Love Always Wins”, which marks his first album since 2014. The album features producer and bassist Derek “D.O.A.” Allen, as well Kem’s regular bassist Al “The Burner” Turner.
After spending the last several years paying tribute to the great Nat King Cole, jazz vocalist Gregory Porter is back to focusing on his original music. His new album, “All Rise”, features Jahmal Nichols plays both double bass and bass guitar.
For the first time in fifteen years, the duo of guitarist Leo Kottke and Phish bassist Mike Gordon have released a new album together. “Noon” features eleven new tracks by the duo including originals and covers.
Michael Landau and his Liquid Quartet have just released a live album that captures the band during a performance at L.A.’s Baked Potato Jazz Club last year. The guitarist is joined in the band by Abe Laboriel Jr, David Frazee, and Jimmy Johnson.
Bassist Gregg August has released an important new work that’s been a decade in the making. “Dialogues on Race, Vol. 1” is an album of music originally commissioned by The Jazz Gallery in 2009 that combines a wide instrumental palette.
Rap icon Nas has returned with his thirteenth studio album, with guest appearances by The Firm, Don Toliver, Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, Lil Durk, and more. It also features bass phenom MonoNeon alongside Anderson .Paak on the track “All Bad.”
Buzz Osborne, aka King Buzzo, of The Melvins has released a second solo LP called “Gift of Sacrifice”. The acoustic album features the guitarist/vocalist in a duo format with Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn, who performs entirely on the upright bass.
As guitarist for The Doors, Robby Krieger helped forge a new path in rock. Five decades later, he’s released a new solo album, “The Ritual Begins At Sundown.” Krieger called on his longtime friend (and former Zappa bassist) Arthur Barrow for the project.
Bill Frisell has released “Valentine”, which mixes originals with jazz standards, traditional songs, and covers. Although they have worked together in various formats, it is the first recording to feature his trio with Rudy Royston and Thomas Morgan.
System of a Down has been in a stalemate over recording new music, but that hasn’t stopped Shavo Odadjian from creating. After announcing his new band North Kingsley earlier this year, the group has dropped their first EP.
On August 8th, 1970, the original lineup of The Stooges played their final concert together. Now Third Man Records has released a previously-unheard soundboard recording of the event in an album called “Live At Goose Lake: August 8, 1970.”
In February 2019, Greek symphonic death metal band Septicflesh flew to Mexico City for a special concert with over 100 musicians. Now that epic event has been released in a new live album and DVD called “Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX.”