New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have landed their second album for 2022 with “Return of the Dream Canteen,” making a one-two punch from April’s release of “Unlimited Love.” Flea cited his favorite new tracks too.
Steve Lawson’s music has always carried a certain amount of emotional weight, but his latest release may be the deepest. The solo bass master was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and “TLC” was recorded amidst his chemotherapy treatments.
Dead & Company have just announced their final tour, but Bob Weir is still going strong with Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros. The band, anchored by Don Was on bass, has just released the second half of their “Live in Colorado” albums.
Back in March, we shared the news that Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo was working on his solo album. Now we’ve got more details, including the record’s first single.
Innovation and renewal have always been in the DNA of The Bad Plus, so it’s only fitting that they’ve once again reinvented themselves. The group, which has historically been a trio, has just released an album that marks their first as a quartet.
Tyler Childers has been blazing a new musical path by melding country, bluegrass, and folk music. His latest release, “Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?,” furthers his tonal palette even more, with the help of bassist Craig Burletic.
South African bassist and composer Carlo Mombelli has released a new album called “Lullaby For Planet Earth,” which evokes beautiful and complex emotions over ten original songs.
Bassists Alberto Rigoni and Michael Manring have teamed up release an instrumental album called “Grains of Sand” that ranges from prog to fusion and ambient sounds. The duo has worked together before, most recently on Rigoni’s “Song for Souls.”
Motörhead’s 1982 release “Iron Fist” has gotten a deluxe 40th anniversary reissue that the band says will correct the record on its importance. The release features a remaster of the album, previously unreleased demos, and a full concert.
Bassist Jakob Dreyer has released a new album. “Songs, Hymns, & Ballads Volume 1” marks his debut as a leader and showcases his talents as a composer. Dreyer recruited saxophonist Jason Rigby, pianist Jon Cowherd, and drummer Jimmy Macbride.
Starr has released his third EP, simply called “EP3.” The tracks are anchored by session aces, including Billy Mohler and Nathan East.
John Patitucci had a fruitful tour of Italy in July of 2021, and now the rest of the world gets to hear the magic that happened along the way. His new album, “Live In Italy,” features him Chris Potter and Brian Blade.