New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Michael Manring has just released an intimate new album called “Small Moments”, which marks his first solo bass album since 2005’s “Soliloquy”. The bassist recorded the songs live with no overdubs and minimal editing.
Joe Bonamassa’s new side project The Sleep Eazys have released their debut album, called “Easy to Buy, Hard to Sell”. The instrumental group is comprised mostly of the guitarist’s touring band, including bassist Michael Rhodes.
The duo What A Day has released their first full-length album, entitled “Open Spaces”. The group is comprised of bassist Jonathan Joly and vocalist Leah Gracie, who also mans the typewriter, calculator, telephone, and more to create percussion.
After forty years in the music business, Christian “Big New York” de Mesones has released his debut album, “They Call Me Big New York”. The ten-song collection draws on Latin, Funk, Soul, and R&B styles in original smooth jazz compositions.
The Strokes have returned with their sixth album that, given the current situation, is aptly entitled “The New Abnormal”. The group’s first new album in seven years is firmly in the band’s style though with a more laid back feel.
Guitar wizard Joe Satriani has returned with his 18th studio album, entitled “Shapeshifting.” Satch put together a core band for the album, which once again includes Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney.
Chicago-based bassist Clark Sommers has released a new album with his Ba(SH) Trio, entitled “Peninsula.” The group’s unique instrumentation helps to create a new sound.
Testament is back with “Titans of Creation.” The 12-song release features the Bay Area thrash band’s signature sound with a bigger showcase for bassist Steve Di Giorgio.
Though the jam band juggernaut Phish announced their fifteenth album, “Sigma Oasis,” on April 1st, it was not one of the band’s notorious pranks. The new record is their first since 2016’s “Big Boat.”
Movie Club has released their third EP, entitled “Man O’ War,” which proves to be their grittiest and heaviest yet. The duo of Vince Cuneo and Jessamyn Violet tapped former David Bowie and Tedeschi Trucks Band bassist Tim Lefebvre for the project.
Nik West has released a new album called “Moody,” which shows off different sides of her musical personality. The album lays heavy on the funk with moments of tenderness and in-your-face rockers. It also features some funk royalty, including Larry Graham.
Double bass phenom Adam Ben Ezra has released “Hide and Seek,” his new album which delivers ten groove-laden tracks incorporating an array of genres including jazz, R&B, hip hop, electronica, and world music.