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Crowbar Releases “Zero and Below” with Shane Wesley on Bass

Crowbar Releases “Zero and Below” with Shane Wesley on Bass

The sludge metal pioneers in Crowbar have just released their 12th studio album, “Zero and Below”. This is the first to feature bassist Shane Wesley, and they still have all the same heavy doom and punk attitude.

Jason Raso Features Bass Hero Collabs on “Stringspan”

Jason Raso Features Bass Hero Collabs on “Stringspan”

Jason Raso has released a new album called “Stringspan” that compiles fifteen songs from a decade of collaborations. Special guests on the record include bass royalty like Billy Sheehan, Stuart Hamm, Rich Brown, and Alain Caron.

Melanie Scholtz and Jo Skaansar Release “Kindred” EP

Melanie Scholtz and Jo Skaansar Release “Kindred” EP

South African singer Melanie Scholtz and Norwegian jazz bassist Jo Skaansar have teamed up for a beautiful duo album entitled “Kindred”. The intimate offering truly is an international affair.

Robert Glasper Releases “Black Radio III” with Hodge, Travis, Tribbett, and Palladino on Bass

Robert Glasper Releases “Black Radio III” with Hodge, Travis, Tribbett, and Palladino on Bass

Robert Glasper has just dropped the third installment of his “Black Radio” series. The album, which marks the tenth anniversary of the original album, continues to celebrate black heritage and resilience.

Alex “Apolo” Ayala Channels His Ancestors On Debut Album, “Bámbula”

Alex “Apolo” Ayala Channels His Ancestors On Debut Album, “Bámbula”

Bassist Alex “Apolo” Ayala has made a statement with his debut album as a leader, entitled Bámbula. The record is a celebration of his Afro-Puerto Rican heritage while also serving as a tribute to his late mother and grandmother.

Khruangbin and Leon Bridges Team Again for “Texas Moon”

Khruangbin and Leon Bridges Team Again for “Texas Moon”

Some collaborations seem to be a forced effort, but the pairing of the Khruangbin with Leon Bridges fits like a glove. Their first project together was 2020’s “Texas Sun”, and they’ve just followed it up with a second EP called “Texas Moon”.

Craig Schoedler Releases “Bass Legacy”

Craig Schoedler Releases “Bass Legacy”

Craig Schoedler has returned with a new solo album entitled “Bass Legacy”. The bassist and bandleader digs into a contemporary jazz sound for the effort with his six-string Warwick, which also graces the album’s cover.

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Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros Release “Live In Colorado”

Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros Release “Live In Colorado”

As a member of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir is well known for his live performances. Now he’s released a new album with Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros called “Live in Colorado” that showcases his new band’s live chops.

Ethan Iverson Releases “Every Note Is True” with Larry Grenadier

Ethan Iverson Releases “Every Note Is True” with Larry Grenadier

Pianist Ethan Iverson has released a new trio album. “Every Note Is True” is his debut on the Blue Note label, and for the occasion, he tapped the masterful rhythm section of Jack DeJohnette and Larry Grenadier.

Napalm Death Releases “Resentment is Always Seismic” EP

Napalm Death Releases “Resentment is Always Seismic” EP

UK grindcore heroes Napalm Death have returned with an eight-song mini-album called “Resentment is Always Seismic – a final throw of Throes”. Shane Embury’s shredding bass lines continue to be a foundation of the band’s sound.

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Release Fourth Album

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Release Fourth Album

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (aka SMKC) have released their fourth studio album, aptly entitled “4”. SMKC is anchored by bassist Todd Kerns, who lays down solid bass lines with a thick, gritty tone on the record.

Korn Releases “Requiem”, Unveils Tour Dates

Korn Releases “Requiem”, Unveils Tour Dates

Metal mainstays Korn have returned with their fourteenth studio album, entitled “Requiem”. While Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu has been on hiatus from the band, it’s still his rumbling bass lines that fill out the record’s thick textures.