News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Bassist and educator Orlando le Fleming has produced another instructional book for 2020. “Polymuting for Bass Guitar” covers his specific funk muting technique, which he utilizes heavily with his band Romantic Funk and with Wayne Krantz.
The weekly webinar held by Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten is rolling on this week with a presentation featuring the entire roster of Snarky Puppy, including bassist Michael League.
After years of anticipation, Wolfgang Van Halen has released the first piece of music from his band, Mammoth WVH. The wait for the record, we now know, was for a good reason. “Distance” is an emotional open letter Wolfgang wrote for his father.
Sharay Reed has released his second bass album, entitled “Double Cheese”. The five-song EP covers a decent amount of stylistic ground while being tied together by the bassist’s unshakable grooves.
Former London Symphony Orchestra principal bassist Joel Quarrington has just released a new educational book. “Bass in Fifths – Intervals, Chords, Arpeggios, Scales” presents fingerings for every note in every key for basses tuned in fifths.
After a tumultuous period that saw the band nearly broken for good, AC/DC is back with a new album called “Power Up”. The idea for the album began in 2018 when things were at their darkest.
Two rare concerts by Charles Mingus are getting their first official release with “Charles Mingus @ Bremen 1964 & 1975”. Recorded in the German port city of Bremen, the performances showcase two stellar lineups of the bassist and composer’s band.
Yellowjackets has been at it since 1977 and released its debut album in 1981. Nearly forty years later, they went big with their 25th offering, entitled “Jackets XL”, which features the WDR Big Band of Cologne, Germany.
Mai Leisz has unveiled her new single, “Raven”, which is available now for streaming or download. The song once again features her magnificent bass work with Greg Leisz on lap steel guitar, Mike Landau on electric guitar, and Gary Novak on drums.
System of a Down has released new music for the first time in 15 years with two new songs. The band broke their longtime radio silence to show solidarity for Armenia, who has been at war with Azerbaijan since September 27th, they explain.
As an icon and pioneer of the bass, Stanley Clarke has one of the deepest wells of knowledge on the instrument. Now he’ll be sharing his insight with a new online series for bassists.
After debuting with a six-song EP in 2018, Dallon Weekes and indie-pop band iDKHOW have dropped their anticipated first full-length studio album, “Razzmatazz”.