News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Modern saxophone titan Kenny Garrett has released his 20th album as a leader, entitled “Sounds From the Ancestors”. Many of the polyrhythms throughout the work are held over the muscular bass lines of Corcoran Holt.
After releasing two EPs, Leland Sklar and The Immediate Family have dropped a full-length self-titled album. The new album was recorded over three days at Jackson Browne’s studio in Los Angeles and includes tracks from the previous releases.
The lineup of Dark Tranquility is in flux as the Swedish melodic death metal band has announced the departure of their rhythm section. Drummer Anders Jivarp and bassist Anders Iwers have left the band, they wrote on Facebook.
Mischa Marcks is continuing the Mission Bass show this month with a solo performance by bassist, educator, and No Treble contributor Ariane Cap. The live-streaming show includes a concert/workshop, an interview with the guest, and an open Q&A.
Kool & The Gang have returned with a new album called “Perfect Union”. The iconic R&B band, known for their massive hits like “Jungle Boogie” and “Celebration,” bring their mix of dance music with a message of togetherness on the effort.
James Jamerson’s bass lines helped shape the sound of Motown and, in turn, the sound of R&B. The bassist, who passed away in 1983, will now have a proper headstone to match his legacy.
We have a saying here at No Treble: “The only thing better than a bass is two basses.” That’s why we dig the new album Conversations from Rodney Jordan and Christian Fabian.
Stone Temple Pilots and Bush have announced a fall co-headlining tour that will take them across the Southern United States. The bands, anchored by bassists Robert DeLeo and Corey Britz, will be kicking things off September 30th.
Jeff Schmidt has an unreal solo bass style, but he’s also a master of production and composition. His new album “SUBCORTIA” uses bass, guitars, and processing to create a 36-minute soundscape that will transport you to another dimension.
Earlier this year, Mutoid Man shared the good news: they’re working on a new studio album. The bad news: bassist Nick Cageo had left the group. Now the group has another piece of good news: High on Fire bassist Jeff Matz is their new member.
Last month, longtime bassist Lexxi Foxx left Steel Panther, leaving the band without a low ender. Now the band has announced an open audition for their next bass player.
Jonas Lohse is an avid enthusiast for all things double bass. That’s why he wrote his book, “Das Kontrabass-Buch”. Now he’s had Martin Wind translate it to English. “The Double Bass Book” is a comprehensive look at the instrument’s history and construction.