French bass player Shob has worked with artists from Sly & Family Stone and G3 and he is releasing his second studio album this April titled "Karma Obscur." The new 13-song set is an eye-opening progressive rock/funk piece that includes over a dozen special guests to help out. Beginning with "Hors d'oeuvre," you get a short, 2-minute introduction to Shob's skills on the bass, along with a slight beatbox for rhythm. Shob settles in with the funk-infused "Straight Ahead" as he carefully delivers every note to your liking, then delivers the jazz/R&B groove of "Except I'm 65" that also includes a nice hard rock breakdown. Shob speeds through the title-song "Karma Obsur" as a progressive rock master bass player, before slowing back down for the horn-infused funk of "The Right Move." Shob get playful with the groove of "The Professor," before finishing up his new album with the solo filled jazz fusion of "Sulfur." To find out more about Shob and his latest release "Karma Obscur," please visit shob.fr.
Legendary bassist Stu Hamm is currently on tour in support of his new album "The Diary Of Patrick Xavier." The album became an idea for Hamm three years ago when his noticed this book in a store and read about the adventures of Patrick Xavier, who dealt with that same experiences as Hamm. Bassist Stu Hamm has performed with everyone form Mick Jagger to Joe Satriani to Joan Baez to Tommy Lee. Stu's new 10-song release features just himself playing bass to give emotion to the different chapters of "The Diary Of Patrick Xavier." He digs in for the funk bass line of "Smoke Break" and keeps the tempo moving with "Chopping Wood," before finishing with the quiet, 8-minute piece "The Weeping Beech" and the gentle touch of "Hello." For a complete list of tour dates and to find out more about Stu Hamm and his latest release "The Diary Of Patrick Xavier," please visit stuarthamm.net.