New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Jeff Schmidt has an unreal solo bass style, but he’s also a master of production and composition. His new album “SUBCORTIA” uses bass, guitars, and processing to create a 36-minute soundscape that will transport you to another dimension.
Geezer Butler’s full solo discography has been re-released as a box set. “Manipulations of the Mind – The Full Collection” includes “Plastic Planet”, “Black Science”, and “Ohmwork”. It also has a bonus disc of rare and unreleased material.
Nick Oliveri and Mondo Generator have released a new album called Live at Bronson, which captured the band at one of the last shows “before the world shut down.” Oliveri leads the band on bass and vocals.
Adi Meyerson has released a new album called “I Want To Sing My Heart Out In Praise of Life”. The bassist/composer’s second album as a leader is a six-part suite inspired by the work of avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama.
Back in June, Percy Jones announced his new supergroup, PAKT, which includes Alex Skolnick, Kenny Grohowski, and Tim Motzer. The band had a handful of performances, and now the first show has been released as their debut live recording.
Bay Area bassist Tony Saunders has returned with a new solo album called “All About Love”. The contemporary jazz artist brings his influences to the table on original music as well as popular covers.
Blues Traveler has released a new album called “Traveler’s Blues”, which is a collection of covers from the American Blues Songbook and other classics. Tad Kinchla holds it all together from the low end, providing deep grooves and funky lines.
Singer-songwriter Yola has returned with her second full-length album, entitled “Stand For Myself”. Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, the album features bassist Nick Movshon, who helps propel the old school vibe.
Prince’s highly anticipated posthumous release “Welcome 2 America” is finally available. Recorded in 2010, the album is the only studio collaboration with drummer Chris Coleman and bassist Tal Wilkenfeld.
Just days before the U.S. shut down last year, members of The Allman Brothers Band reunited as “The Brothers” to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. A live album, “March 10, 2020 / Madison Square Garden / New York, NY” from the shows is now available.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has been leading the charge for the latest wave of blues musicians. After releasing his debut album in 2019, the guitarist has returned with a follow-up called “662”, with Tommy MacDonald and Glenn Worf on bass.
Bob Glaub has been doing his job with Jackson Browne for years, and he’s hit the mark again on the songwriter’s new album, “Downhill From Everywhere”.