News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
David Gross of The Bass Guitar Channel has released another instructional book for us low-enders. “Ear Training For Bassists, Vol. 1”, which comes in paperback and Kindle versions, is a booster to start hearing and understanding music in real time.
Fifty years after his debut solo album, Paul McCartney has released “McCartney III”. The title is a misnomer as it is his eighteenth solo album, but just as with “McCartney” and “McCartney II”, the album is truly solo.
Groove guru Lorenzo Feliciati has released yet another collaborative album this year, this time with King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto. “Portal” is described as a series of audio adventures between the duo.
Eight years after his passing, there will be a new album from the late Deftones bassist Chi Cheng. The Head Up Project will be a spoken word album arriving in early 2021.
The holidays will be extra funky this year. Bass phenom Victor Wooten and his brothers are throwing a streaming holiday special from Nashville, Tennessee on December 19th.
Harley Flanagan and Cro-Mags have dropped a new EP to close out a tumultuous year. Aptly entitled “2020”, the six-song collection began to take shape as soon as the pandemic began in March.
Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio has started a new podcast called “Words of Power,” in which he will discuss life lessons that helped him achieve and live his dream. He will be joined by guests to cover a wide range of topics.
WDR Big Band Bassist John Goldsby has just released a new trio album called “Segment Vol. 1”, featuring fellow WDR rhythm section members pianist Billy Test and drummer Hans Dekker.
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s nice to have a few ideas to give your loved ones for gifts for their favorite bassist. That’s why we’ve compiled a handful of our favorite bass-centric books that were released this year.
Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci are back this week with a free Zoom webinar in which they’ll talk with the members of The Immediate Family. Denny Tedesco, who is making a film about the group, will also be part of the event.
Goldfinger has returned with their tenth studio album, entitled “Never Look Back”. This is the second release with MxPx frontman Mike Herrera on bass.
Janek Gwizdala has published a new book called “From Practice to Performance” that is written to translate your woodshedding to the stage. Split into two parts, the book walks you through how to actually utilize all the things you learn.