Two of the world’s best fretless bassists are teaming up for a new project. Steve Di Giorgio and Jeroen Paul Thesseling have announced Quadvium, a band that will blend their unique extended-range playing into a style they call “world-fusion-metal.”
Kneebody has returned with a new album called “Chapters,” which marks a new era for the band. It’s the first release since the announcement that bassist Kaveh Rastegar would be stepping out of the group. Now Nate Wood is handling the bass and drums.
Ringo Starr is a guy that gets by with a little help from his friends. His new album, “What’s My Name,” teams him up once again with his old bandmate Paul McCartney. Nathan East, John Pierce, and Kaveh Rastegar also perform on the record.
Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” is a must-have album for bassists. Its songs are textbook examples of grooving by the late great Bob Babbitt and James Jamerson. Now you can hear Jamerson craft those bass lines in a newly reissued live album from 1972.
Kasim Sulton’s Utopia will be hitting the road for a tour in 2020. The bassist and his group will be performing hand-picked songs from the 10 Utopia albums on which he played.
Neil Young has played with plenty of bands over the years, but Crazy Horse is the one that keeps coming back. Now Young and Crazy Horse have teamed up again for “Colorado,” a ten-song album that is their first since 2012’s “Psychedelic Pill.”
Petros Klampanis has released a new album, “Irrationalities,” that puts the bassist in a new texture for his original compositions. Known for his lush string arrangements, Klampanis opted to make a trio recording.
Jazz bassist and educator Danny Ziemann has launched a new publishing company, awesomely named Low Down Publishing. The venture will offer incredible instructional books, but it is also an avenue for teachers to publish their own work.
Nekromantix has been playing psychobilly around the world for thirty years, and they’re celebrating with a new release called “3 Decades of Darkle.” Founder, bassist, and vocalist Kim Nekroman leads the trio through the band’s nine-album catalog.
Geddy Lee has added a handful of new tour dates in support of his Big Beautiful Book of Bass. The four-date run will continue the “Official (Yet Kind of Random)” book tour.
Guitarist Oz Noy has announced a new round of tour dates in support of his latest album, “Booga Looga Loo.” Always accompanied by monster players, Noy has enlisted drummer Dave Weckl and bassist Hadrien Feraud for the new leg.
Kirk Whalum has released a new album called “Humanité,” which sees the Grammy-winning saxophonist and vocalist collaborating with artists from around the world. This includes Barry Likumahuwa, Marcus Miller, Jackie Clark, Braylon Lacy, Idy, and Mark Jaimes on bass.