News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Bassist and composer Matt Ulery has released many beautiful albums, but they’ve all been made in the studio. Now he’s produced his first live record. “Delicate Charms Live at the Green Mill” captures his band in the spring of 2021.
English Two-Tone band The Specials have returned with a themed album. “Protest Songs 1924-2012” collects songs with a message from the 88 year period. Horace Panter says the record was influenced by the upheaval of the past two years.
After teasing their world tour with a spoof video last month, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have released a full itinerary of their upcoming global trek, and it’s going to be epic.
Last year, Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke reunited to release “Noon”, which marked their first album together in 15 years. Now they’re breaking another dry spell by touring together for the first time in 16 years.
Daptone Records has been leading the resurgence of classic soul since its inception in 2001. The label, co-created by bassist Gabriel Roth (AKA Bosco Mann), is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of a 2-disc live album.
Sometimes you can’t let a good thing get away. That’s why after a few gigs together, Jukka Gustavson, Jan-Olof Strandberg, and Thomas Törnroos created a band and stuck together to make an album. “Natural High” is the group’s debut recording.
Esperanza Spalding has released her eighth album as a leader, entitled “Songwrights Apothecary Lab”. Building off of the three-song EP from April, the album contains twelve songs.
After revealing he’d been battling cancer back in June, Mark Hoppus has some great news. The Blink-182 bassist took to Instagram to say he’s cancer-free.
Jon L. Smith has just released his third solo album. “Yermo” continues to expand on the bassist’s incredible blend of hip-hop and R&B textures with jazz vocabulary. Ken Smith and Hadrien Feraud took part in the album.
Tool is getting ready to hit the road again with a world tour that will cover the first five months of 2022. The trek will continue to support their 2019 release, “Fear Inoculum”, which features the monstrous bass work of Justin Chancellor.
Ariane Cap is giving away 25 free copies of her book “The Pattern System for the Bass Player” to 25 dedicated and deserving bass players.
Scott Kinsey and Mer Sal have teamed up for a new album called “Adjustments”, which sees the duo joined by a phenomenal set of supporting musicians. That includes Tim Lefebvre, Hadrien Feraud, Jimmy Haslip, Junior Braguinha, and Michael Janisch.