News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Boris Kozlov has released a new solo album that is his first for the Posi-Tone label. “First Things First” features an incredible cast of musicians including Art Hirahara, Donny McCaslin, Behn Gillece, and Rudy Royston.
Although they’ve been musical compatriots since the late ’70s, John Zorn and Bill Laswell have teamed up for their first recorded duo project. The Cleansing features the artists on just also saxophone and bass.
Former Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon has unveiled an international solo tour in support of her 2020 album, “No Home Record”. She initially announced a tour for the record in March of that year, which was canceled due to the pandemic.
Drummer Jimmy Branly has returned with a new album called “The Meeting”, which features his trio with guitarist Will Brahm and bassist Sezin Ahmet Türkmenoglu.
After releasing their new album “Hybrid Vol. 1: Such As A Mule” last month, Consider the Source has unveiled a new 10-date tour of seated, intimate shows to showcase the music.
Le Coq Records launched last January with “The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1”. Now the fresh jazz label is showing off its impressive roster again with Volume 2 with John Patitucci, Chris Colangelo, and Ben Williams on bass.
Bassist and composer Ilaria Capalbo has released her stunning debut album, “Karthago”, which blends the jazz tradition with contemporary improvisation.
Discover Double Bass is a great resource for all things upright, and now they’ve expanded their offerings with a new Masterclass series. They’ve kicked it off with a three-hour masterclass with Chris Wood.
Swedish melodic death metal band Soilwork has announced that Rasmus Ehrnborn is now their permanent bassist. The role was opened with Markus Wilbom’s departure in 2017, after which Ehrnborn began working with the group.
David Ellefson and The Lucid have unveiled their first live shows. The group’s self-titled debut, which dropped in October, was the bassist’s first new release since his dismissal from Megadeth earlier in 2021.
Josh Paul has announced he’s leaving Daughtry after fifteen years with the group. The bassist, who was one of the four original members, shared the news on Instagram with a heartfelt message.
Tower of Power has unveiled a new spring tour of the U.S. that marks their first major outing since the beginning of the pandemic. Bassist Marc Van Wageningen, who had filled in for Rocco Prestia through the years, will carry on the tradition.