New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Dumpstaphunk has returned with their fourth studio album, “Where Do We Go From Here”, which also marks their first full-length in seven years. The band is anchored by two bassists: Tony Hall and Nick Daniels. Together, they lay down some serious grooves.
Dan Wilson has released “Vessels of Wood and Earth”. The jazz guitarist performs five original compositions as well as covers of classics by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Ted Daffan, with Christian McBride and Marco Panascia on bass.
It’s been five and a half years since Lemmy Kilmister’s passing, but we’re still being gifted with music from the rock god. A 2012 Motörhead has now been released as a new album called “Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin”.
Greta Van Fleet has returned with their second studio album, entitled “The Battle at Garden’s Gate”, which continues the Generation Z band’s classic rock stylings. The record’s scope is a little wider with more epic atmospheres.
After dropping their U.S. debut EP last fall, The Immediate Family has returned with a follow-up release. “Can’t Stop Progress” features all originals written by the band’s all-star lineup, including Leland Sklar.
Karl Clews has always had a fascination for the electric bass and its possibilities. Now he’s exploring the bass even further on a new record called “Navigator”, which features our beloved instrument creating nearly all the sounds on the album.
Vijay Iyer has just released “UnEasy”, an album that sees the pianist presenting a new trio completed by drummer Tyshawn Sorey and bassist Linda May Han Oh.
Death metal mainstays Cannibal Corpse have released “Violence Unimagined”, marking their 15th studio album since the band’s inception in 1988. It’s the first to feature Erik Rutan, who has been their producer, as a full-time guitarist.
Drummer Mark Giuliana has just released a new EP called “Ancient Practice” as part of the Outlaw Ocean Music Project. Each track features Stu Brooks on bass and Nicholas Semrad on keyboards.
Rock mainstays Cheap Trick has released their 20th studio album, entitled “In Another World”. The album has been a long time coming, as the group released the first single, “The Summer Looks Good On You” way back in May 2018.
Carl Mayotte had a big year in 2020, despite the hardships. He was named Radio-Canada Jazz Revelation 2020-2021 and won the Prix de la Relève LOJIQ. Now he’s keeping the momentum up with a new album, “Pop de Ville, Vol. 1”.
Since his passing, we’ve been getting little bits of unreleased music from Prince’s vault. Now a full never-before-heard album will be seeing the light of day, with drummer Chris Coleman and bassist Tal Wilkenfeld.