News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
Daptone Records has been leading the resurgence of classic soul since its inception in 2001. The label, co-created by bassist Gabriel Roth (AKA Bosco Mann), is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of a 2-disc live album.
Sometimes you can’t let a good thing get away. That’s why after a few gigs together, Jukka Gustavson, Jan-Olof Strandberg, and Thomas Törnroos created a band and stuck together to make an album. “Natural High” is the group’s debut recording.
Esperanza Spalding has released her eighth album as a leader, entitled “Songwrights Apothecary Lab”. Building off of the three-song EP from April, the album contains twelve songs.
After revealing he’d been battling cancer back in June, Mark Hoppus has some great news. The Blink-182 bassist took to Instagram to say he’s cancer-free.
Jon L. Smith has just released his third solo album. “Yermo” continues to expand on the bassist’s incredible blend of hip-hop and R&B textures with jazz vocabulary. Ken Smith and Hadrien Feraud took part in the album.
Tool is getting ready to hit the road again with a world tour that will cover the first five months of 2022. The trek will continue to support their 2019 release, “Fear Inoculum”, which features the monstrous bass work of Justin Chancellor.
Ariane Cap is giving away 25 free copies of her book “The Pattern System for the Bass Player” to 25 dedicated and deserving bass players.
Scott Kinsey and Mer Sal have teamed up for a new album called “Adjustments”, which sees the duo joined by a phenomenal set of supporting musicians. That includes Tim Lefebvre, Hadrien Feraud, Jimmy Haslip, Junior Braguinha, and Michael Janisch.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be touring for the first time since guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the band in late 2019. Bassist Flea and the group revealed the trek in a spoof news segment.
When Rush called it a day in 2018, Geddy Lee took up collecting basses and eventually wrote “Geddy Lee’s Big, Beautiful Book of Bass”. With even more time on his hands during the pandemic, he took to writing a memoir.
Aaron Patrick has announced he has left All That Remains. He made the announcement on his Instagram account saying the split was amicable.
No matter the genre, Béla Fleck has always kept the best of musical company in his bands. That goes especially for bassists, and his new album “My Bluegrass Heart” continues that trend.