News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Guitarist John Scofield has released a new album called “Swallow Tales” that celebrates the music of bassist Steve Swallow. Lucky for Scofield, Swallow, and drummer Bill Stewart fill out the release. Scofield says it took forty years of preparation.
The Immediate Family has just released “Cruel Twist” as the first single from their upcoming EP, which will be available in October. Leland Sklar delivers a bouncing, bluesy bass line with perfect taste as only he can.
Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten are continuing their webinar series this week with one focused on the topic of working with Prince. The roundtable, dubbed “Prince-Shed”, will include BrownMark, Rhonda Smith, Andrew Gouche, Ida Neilsen, and Paul Peterson.
The Plate Scrapers have released their third studio album, “Destination Horizon”, which is the first to document their evolving style. Based in the bluegrass tradition, the five-piece band includes No Treble’s Managing Editor, Kevin Johnson, on bass.
Norah Jones has returned with her seventh studio album. “Pick Me Up Off The Floor” is a conglomeration of songs Jones created over the last few years with many collaborators, including Christopher Thomas, John Patitucci, Jesse Murphy, Josh Lattanzi, and Jeff Tweedy.
After being revealed last year, a new documentary about Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott is getting closer to release as the creators announced it will be released this fall.
Drummer Gergo Borlai has just released his new album, The Missing Song, which serves as a tribute to all the influential drummers that have inspired him. Although it’s drum-centric, Borlai is joined by an unbelievable cast of bassists for the record.
On his third album as a leader, Michael Olajuta has pulled out all the stops. “Lagos Pepper Soup” may be named after a West African dish, but it’s spiced up with influences from around the world.
Western Addiction has returned with a new album called “Frail Bray”. Despite some of the song titles, vocalist Jason Hall says the record is more positive than its predecessor, “Tremulous”. Another difference is the addition of bassist Mitch Paglia.
They’re at it again! Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten will be joined by Oteil Burbridge and John Patitucci for a Zoom webinar called “Utility Shed.” The discussion, which is a free event, will take place Thursday, June 11th at 1pm Eastern.
Covet has returned with an exciting new album called “Technicolor”. The group features guitarist Yvette Young utilizing extended technique to create melodies with bassist David Adamiak and drummer Forrest Rice laying down complementary textures.
Jon Thorne has launched a new record label and a new project. The bassist, also of Lamb, teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Martin Slattery to form The Strangest of Times. The group’s debut, “The Third Law of Motion” is out now, with more to come.