News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
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.
Brazilian thrash metal band Nervosa has returned with a new album called “Perpetual Chaos”. The group’s fourth full-length album marks the first with a new four-piece lineup, including Mia Wallace.
Cannibal Corpse has announced their 15th studio album will be arriving this spring. “Violence Unimagined” continues the band’s extreme metal legacy while also marking a new lineup.
Wes Stephenson has been lending his incredible bass playing to artists, including his band The Funky Knuckles, for decades. Now, the groove guru has released his debut solo album, entitled “In Progress”.
Pianist Shai Maestro has released a new album called “Human”, which sees his trio with Jorge Roeder and Ofri Nehemya turned into a quartet with trumpeter Philip Dizack.
Rush bassist and singer Geddy Lee recently spoke with Rolling Stone in an interview that marks one year since drummer Neil Peart’s passing. Lee paid homage to his fallen bandmate by recounting their 40 years of playing together.
Marvin Gaye’s iconic album “What’s Going On” turned 50 this year, and Motown/UMe celebrated with a deluxe digital edition. However, fans will be interested to hear an accompanying album called “Funky Nation: The Detroit Instrumentals” - with Michael Henderson on bass.
Victor Wooten has just published a new book called “The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues”, which follows up on his 2008 novel, “The Music Lesson”. The book teaches lessons through its storytelling.
Stray Cat’s Lee Rocker has just released “Gather Round”, which marks the rockabilly bass icon’s first solo album of all original music since 2007’s “Black Cat Bone”.
Dr. Randall Kertz, who has long been an advocate for the bass community, has just released a second book. “The Bassist’s Guide to Injury Management, Prevention and Better Health – Volume Two” picks up where his first book left off with new material.