New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Black River features the powerhouse rhythm section of Behemoth bassist Tomasz “Orion” Wróblewski and Dimmu Borgir drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski. The group has just released a new album called “Generation aXe” that channels their rage.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band has unleashed the second installment of their epic “I Am The Moon” series of albums. “I Am The Moon: II. Ascension” continues the sonic journey, which is inspired by a mythic Persian tale of star-crossed lovers.
Bassist Jedd Chlebowski has returned with his second solo release, entitled “All Alone”. The solo effort is a collection of original songs rendered with just his bass, some pedals, and some software.
Bassist Nenad Vasilic has returned with a new live album with his trio. The songs were captured from performances at the Austrian ORF National Radio Studio as well as the National Theater in Vasilic’s hometown of Niš in Serbia.
The Aristocrats create some pretty intricate music with just three people, so it’s only more epic that they’ve teamed up with Primuz Chamber Orchestra to release an album with more fleshed-out versions of their songs.
As former principal bassist for the London Symphony Orchestra, Joel Quarrington is one of the premier classical bassists in the world. Now we get to see a different aspect of his playing with his new album, “The Music of Don Thompson”.
During the recording of 2019’s “The Warrior Women of Afro-Peruvian Music”, Matt Geraghty worked with talented musicians from Peru. Now Geraghty has teamed up with one of those artists to release a new duo album, “Afro-Andean Funk”.
Janek Gwizdala is known for his incredible improvisations, both on and off the stage. For his latest project, the bassist recruited keyboardist Tom Cawley and drummer Nicolas Viccaro. The result is a set of EPs and a 45-minute documentary.
Steve Davis has released “Bluesthetic”, which features a dizzyingly great band. The trombonist is joined by guitarist Peter Bernstein, vibraphonist Steve Nelson, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, drummer Willie Jones III, and bassist Christian McBride.
Michael Schenker Group has returned with a new full-length album entitled “Universal”. The MSG is already anchored by the able hands of Barend Courbois, but “Universal” also features bassists Bob Daisley and Barry Sparks.
House of Waters is back with a new EP entitled “Where I Wander”. The band, consisting of Max ZT on hammered dulcimer and Moto Fukushima on six-string bass, compiled the album with two new songs, two reimagined songs, and an open improvisation.
Seven years after their self-titled album, Def Leppard has returned with “Diamond Star Halos”. The iconic English rock band’s twelfth studio album delivers their unmistakable sound with special guests Allison Krauss and Mike Garson.