News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
The Tnek Jazz Quintet has released a new album paying homage to one of the greatest jazz bassists to ever live. “Plays the Music of Sam Jones” features bandleader Kent Miller handling the role of Jones.
Last month, we shared an awesome video for “Got Groove? Pt. 2” by bassist Christian Fabian, organist Ron Oswanski, and drum legend Bernard Purdie. Now the trio has released a full album, entitled “Move On!”
The world’s leading double bassists have banded together to announce the International Online Bass Summit. Scheduled for June 24th through the 28th, the event will offer bassists from around the world a chance to learn and grow together.
For ten years, Damian Erskine shared his deep knowledge of all things bass and music in his “Ask Damian” column on No Treble. Now he’s launched a website called BassEducation.com that lets you go even deeper with his teachings and music.
Since the quarantine decimated live music, many players have been taking to Facebook to live-stream performances and asking for donations. Now it looks like the social media giant will be offering a way for artists to charge for their streams.
Havok has returned with their fifth studio album, simply titled “V”. The Colorado-based thrash band says that the record brings their same level of energy with an evolved sound - and new bassist, Brandon Bruce.
Twenty-five years after his first album, Jan-Olof Strandberg has released his tenth album called “X”. The bassist describes his latest work as “more from the progressive world but at the same time some more Jazz is featured.”
Primus has officially postponed their upcoming Rush tribute tour, which was also set to feature Wolfmother, The Sword, and Battles. Luckily, it seems the band is still committed to making it happen once quarantine restrictions are lifted.
Azusa has released their second album, “Loop of Yesterdays”, which follows up on 2018’s “Heavy Yoke”. The band consists of Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson, Extol’s Christer Espevoll and David Husvik, and Sea + Air vocalist Eleni Zafiriadou.
Jason Raso has published a new instructional book called “Soloing on Electric Bass: A Chord Tone Approach”. The 52-page lays out a method for improving your solos while improving your chord spelling and fingerboard knowledge.
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