New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Esperanza Spalding has released “Triangle”, a three-track project that was created as part of her Songwrights Apothecary Lab. The bassist/singer/composer wrote the three songs, which she calls formwelas, as a way to connect and heal her listeners.
Alberto Rigoni loves the bass, and he’s just released a new album to prove it. “For the Love of Bass” features a jaw-dropping cast of bassists of many styles.
Bassist and singer-songwriter Scott Mulvahill has just released a new EP called Surrounded that presents his style in a new context.
Jazz bassist and vocalist Kristin Korb has released a new album that started with one little question: “What if… I made a pop album?” The resulting collection of songs, aptly named “What If?”, is a showcase of her talents over popular hits.
Tune-Yards has released “sketchy.”, which marks their fifth studio album and their first in three years. The 11-song collection was made after recovering from a burnout following a heavy touring schedule.
Death From Above 1979 has dropped their fourth studio album, entitled “Is 4 Lovers”. The duo of bassist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer Sebastien Grainger widened their palette for the record, which they say is more “fun” than 2017’s “Outrage! Is Now”.
In February 2020, The Aristocrats were 100 shows deep into a tour. The trio was playing some of their best shows ever before the pandemic brought the world to a halt. That pre-pandemic period will be featured on their next live album, “FREEZE!”
2021 is shaping up to be a fruitful year for Mononeon. After releasing “Banana Peel on Capitol Hill” in January, the bassist has dropped another killer album, “Supermane”.
Pino Palladino’s highly-anticipated album with producer and multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills is now available. “Notes With Attachments” marks the bass legend’s debut as a co-leader, though the record was originally conceived as a solo effort.
Following up on their hit album, “Free Yourself Up”, Lake Street Dive has released another incredible record called “Obviously”. The band’s blend of pop, Americana, and soul once again propel their thoughtful lyrics and grooves.
The husband and wife team of Tim Lefebvre and Rachel Eckroth have been putting out amazing music, lessons, and tutorials through their Live from Blackbird Patreon page. Their latest release is a mesmerizing track in collaboration with Alassane.
Blu DeTiger has been releasing bits and pieces of her music, including the hit “Cotton Candy Lemonade,” through her popular TikTok account. Now she’s dropped an EP, “How Did We Get Here?”, that gives us a fuller representation of her style.