New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Three years after his passing, a new live album from guitarist Allan Holdsworth is available to the public. “Frankfurt ’86” features the incredible lineup of Gary Husband, Kei Akagi, and Jimmy Johnson.
After forming in 2018, bassist Ryan Stasik and Doom Flamingo have released their first album, simply entitled “Doom”. The synthwave rock band takes a darker turn on the album, although it still keeps things pretty upbeat.
Vulfpeck offshoot The Fearless Flyers have announced their third album, “Tailwinds”, which will be the group’s first full-length offering. The band includes the dynamic rhythm section of drummer Nate Smith and bassist Joe Dart, who lay down some serious groove.
Double bassist Ferdinando Romano has just released a new album called “Totem”, which features the extraordinary trumpet playing of Ralph Alessi. The record marks Romano’s first as a leader and contains eight of his original compositions.
Forty years after it took place, a classic Brecker Brothers gig is now available on a new album called “Live and Unreleased”. The recording catches the iconic fusion band at the Hamburg music club Onkel Pö’s Carnegie Hall, with Neil Jason on bass.
Lettuce has just released “Resonate”, which follows up on last year’s “Elevate”. Both albums were born out of the same fruitful recording sessions, though bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes says they have different vibes.
Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, O.R.k., Twinscapes) has just released a new album called “Allusions”, which he describes as “nostalgic lo-fi solo bass processed with reverbs, delay, and echoes.”
The Tnek Jazz Quintet has released a new album paying homage to one of the greatest jazz bassists to ever live. “Plays the Music of Sam Jones” features bandleader Kent Miller handling the role of Jones.
Last month, we shared an awesome video for “Got Groove? Pt. 2” by bassist Christian Fabian, organist Ron Oswanski, and drum legend Bernard Purdie. Now the trio has released a full album, entitled “Move On!”
Havok has returned with their fifth studio album, simply titled “V”. The Colorado-based thrash band says that the record brings their same level of energy with an evolved sound - and new bassist, Brandon Bruce.
Twenty-five years after his first album, Jan-Olof Strandberg has released his tenth album called “X”. The bassist describes his latest work as “more from the progressive world but at the same time some more Jazz is featured.”
Azusa has released their second album, “Loop of Yesterdays”, which follows up on 2018’s “Heavy Yoke”. The band consists of Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson, Extol’s Christer Espevoll and David Husvik, and Sea + Air vocalist Eleni Zafiriadou.