New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
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.
Rap icons Public Enemy have returned with What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?, which is their first new album in three years. Bass on the album is handled by producer C-Doc as well as Trevor Helt and The Oddysy’s Kevin Jacoby.
The Deftones have returned with Ohms, which marks the band’s ninth album. The first since 2016’s Gore, it sees the band reuniting with producer Terry Date, who helped the band craft their classic albums Adrenaline, Around the Fur, and White Pony. “The decision to bring Terry back in on this album was definitely based on the history that the band...
Butcher Brown has released #KingButch, which marks their eighth release and their first with Concord Records. The 13-song album is a portrait of their ranging influences, blending jazz with hip hop, funk, rap, rock, and soul.
Five years after “Apex Predator – Easy Meat”, grindcore legends Napalm Death have returned with a new album. The record, which marks their sixteenth studio release, proves that the metal veterans are showing no signs of slowing down.
There is a special connection between bassists and drummers, especially ones that have played together for some time. With nearly five decades of playing together, Mark Egan and Danny Gottlieb have released an incredible new album, “Electric Blue”.
The great Christian McBride has just released a new album with his big band called For “Jimmy, Wes and Oliver” that pays homage to a trio of jazz greats: organist Jimmy Smith, guitarist Wes Montgomery, and arranger Oliver Nelson.
Orlando le Fleming has followed up his 2017 album “Romantic Funk” with a new release that pays homage to the “high-intensity fusion of the 1980’s.” “Romantic Funk: The Unfamiliar” contains eight original compositions performed by a bevy of talent.
L.A. touring and session ace Derek Frank has returned with his first solo album in over a decade. “Eleven Years Later” picks up from 2009’s “Let The Games Begin…” and continues to draw from from funk, soul, jazz, blues, Southern rock, and more.
Raven has released their highly anticipated fourteenth studio album, entitled “Metal City”. The pioneering power trio, who paved the way for thrash and metal in the 80s, named the album after their hometown.