News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Comedian Fred Armisen has a deep history with music. The SNL and Portlandia star was a drummer before an actor. In 2018 he released a special called “Standup for Drummers,” and in 2023, he’ll be turning his attention to the low end.
NOFX has followed up last year’s “Single Album” with the appropriately titled “Double Album.” The playful title also carries in spirit into the music’s subject matter, with Fat Mike saying that it isn’t a serious album.
After years in the studio and on the road, Finnish jazz bassist Jukka Haavisto has released his first album as a leader, entitled “Reflections.” The seven-song collection was composed and arranged entirely by Haavisto himself and has a tip of the hat to old-school fusion sounds.
Bassist Christian Fabian is helping everyone get in the Christmas spirit this year with a new CD entitled “Christmas Everywhere.” He recorded it with Matt King and Jason Marsalis, who help him put holiday favorites in a jazz context.
It’s well known that the connection between a bassist and drummer is an essential one. That’s why Nicholas Payton recruited the legendary duo of Buster Williams and Lenny White for his latest record, “The Couch Sessions.”
Five years after his passing, a piece of Tom Petty’s legacy has been released from his archives. “Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Live at the Fillmore (1997)” is an enormous box set taken from the band’s residency at the San Francisco venue.
Rage Against The Machine’s Tim Commerford unveiled a new project last year called 7D7D, and now we finally get to hear what it sounds like. The band has just released their debut track called “Capitalism,” and it might take some fans by surprise.
Metallica has big news to share. First up is a new studio album, “72 Seasons,” which is slated to drop in April 2023. They debuted the first single, “Lux Aeterna,” which clearly has an old-school Metallica sound. The band also announced a tour.
Brooklyn hardcore icons Biohazard have announced a reunion tour for 2023 to celebrate the band’s 35th anniversary. The group will feature the entire original lineup, including bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld.
Blitz Vega, the band comprised of Kav Blaggers and The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke, has returned with their first new music in over two years. “Strong Forever” is an anthem for those who are having hard times.
The Wood Brothers will be keeping things rolling in 2023 with a newly announced spring tour. It will follow their current fall and winter performances in the Southeast and Mexico.
Ever since their 2001 album, fans have been clamoring for The Philadelphia Experiment (Christian McBride, “Questlove”, and Uri Caine) to release a new record. They’ve just dropped a new live album captured at the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival.