New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
Nenad Vasilic has put out a lot of good music in his career. His way of blending Balkan folk music into the jazz idiom is refreshing, and his bass work matches that uniqueness. He’s just released his new compilation album, “Vol. 1”.
Bassist, guitarist, and composer Santi Debriano has released a new album called “Flash of the Spirit”. The album explores the musical meshing of his cultural background.
Edie Brickell and New Bohemians have released a new album called “Hunter and The Dog Star”. The record, which marks their fifth studio effort, is once again anchored by bass heavyweight Brad Houser.
In 2017, Petros Klampanis began a series of solo bass videos called Rooftop Stories. As 2020 evolved into a year of isolation, the bassist found glimmers of light creating his fifth album of the same name, with him back to himself and his bass.
In 1972, rock pioneers Black Sabbath released their fourth album inside of two years, aptly entitled “Vol. 4”. The classic album is now the latest in their catalog to get a “Super Deluxe Edition” with a bevy of unreleased material.
The Band’s third album, “Stage Fright”, has been revisited, remastered, and revamped for its 50th anniversary. Released in 1970, the record contained several songs that would become staples of the group’s live show.
Whitesnake and Trans-Siberian Orchestra guitarist Joel Hoekstra has released his second album with his solo project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13. “Running Games” features another all-star cast, including Tony Franklin.
R+R=NOW has followed up their 2018 debut, “Collagically Speaking”, with a new live album that captures the group’s wealth of talent during a show at The Blue Note that same year.
Progressive rock fans have another incredible band to check out called Arc of Life. The five-piece band features three current members of Yes – Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood, and Jay Schellen – as well as Jimmy Haun and Dave Kerzner.
The prog supergroup Transatlantic has released an epic new album called “The Absolute Universe”. In true prog fashion, the quartet of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt, and Pete Trewavas actually released two versions of it.
For their tenth studio album, the Foo Fighters have proven they’re not content to rest on their laurels. “Medicine at Midnight” is the most musically diverse in their catalog with a wide range of sounds.
Laszlo Demeter has released his fourth album under his project, Absurdcus. Created with only basses, “Spaces_io (volume 1)” features nine tracks of what the artist calls “basscapology” for its ability to help you escape the confines during lockdown.