Legendary R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples has just released a new album called “Live in London,” with Jeff Turmes on bass. The release is taken from a performance at the London’s Union Chapel and comes just a few months before her 80th birthday.
Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas has shared his latest album, entitled “My Feelings Be Peeling.” The album continues the bassist’s unique brand of lo-fi funk and jaw-dropping bass playing while expanding his sound with new collaborations.
The Get Right Band has released their first live album, aptly entitled “Live in Asheville.” Recorded at the Asheville Music Hall, the hour-long album includes some previously unreleased songs, as well as a cover of The Buggles’ “Video Killed The Radio Star.”
Jeff Hughell has followed up 2016’s “Trinidad Scorpion Hallucinations” with his fourth full-length solo album, called “Sleep Deprivation.” The Six Feet Under bassist went beyond his seven-string and performed a majority of the guitar and keyboard parts for the album.
Altitudes and Attitude have released their debut full-length album, entitled “Get It Out.” The band is a side project for Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, who began working on songs together while doing gear demos for Hartke.
Vocalist Gregory Porter has just released his first ever live album, entitled “One Night Only: Live At The Royal Albert Hall.” Bassist Jahmal Nichols once again anchors the entire event with warm bass lines to match the singer’s silky baritone.
Bass Battle, aka Bogdan Diaconeasa, has released a new EP called “2018.” The deeply intimate release features melodies on the bass to capture his year. Take a listen.
British soul and funk quartet The New Mastersounds have followed up their 2016 release “The Nashville Session” with its sequel, “The Nashville Session 2.” Similar to the first album, the latest effort has them performing in the same analog studio along with a live audience.
The Nett Duo has released their debut recording, called “Overtones.” The duo, which consists of guitarist Jana Herzen and virtuoso bassist Charnett Moffett, put together a free-form program that blends jazz, rock, folk, and classical music.
Bassist, composer and bandleader Dezron Douglas has released a six track EP entitled “Black Lion” with his ensemble of the same name. The bassist, who has worked with artists from Cyrus Chestnut to Pharaoh Sanders, says the album is straight from the heart.