Italian bass master and composer ALBERTO RIGONI (solo, BAD AS, NATURAL BORN MACHINE, Bassists Alliance Project, Vivaldi Metal Project, The Italians, Kim Bingham) is featuring on Bassist Magazine #91 talking about his titanic new album “For the Love of Bass”, coming out on April 2nd! Besides Alberto, the album is featured by legendary bass players Nathan East, Leland Sklar, Michael Manring, Tony Franklin, Doug Wimbish, Adam Nitti, Lars Lehmann, Cody Wright, Mohini Dey, David Pastorius.
Bassist Magazine stated:
“The return of Bassiste Magazine has made happy if we believe the very many new subscriptions. Thank you for your support and loyalty especially during this difficult time. For this number 91, we put a spotlight on the initiative of a man who works greatly for the Basses: Alberto Rigoni. Our road crossed this Italian musician’s a few months ago, while finishing touches on a titanic project entitled ′′For The Love Of Bass”, a bass album in the strict sense, and for which he managed to reunite some of his heroes, but also the new generation bassists he appreciates. Judge instead: Nathan East, Leland Sklar, Michael Manring, Doug Wimbish, Tony Franklin The Fretless Monster, Lars Lehmann, David Pastorius, Adam Nitti, Mohini dey and Cody Wyoming Wright. A magnificent cast, and rich and inspiring album.
Alongside this dream team, we reunite with Nate Mendel from the Foo Fighters, Sir Paul McCartney, Bryan Beller and the talented Adeline. The gear department doesn’t fade with gear from Line 6, Sire USA, Markbass, Markbass, Schecter Guitars, Rockstand and Music Nomad Equipment Care. Last but not least, Fran oisois C. Delacoudre,, and Fabrice Donnard give you a lot of grain to grind on the pedagos pages, and their headings are accompanied by videos you’ll find on our channel Bassiste Magazine TV. Good read, and good bass!”
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Furthermore, just recently Corriere Della Sera Veneto -magazine conducted an interview with ALBERTO RIGONI, talking widely about his new solo album “For the Love of Bass”.
More about “For The Love Of Bass” album:
Alberto Rigoni’s, “For The Love Of Bass” Features All-Star Bass Player Line-up, Out on April 2nd – preorder available! Featuring Nathan East, Leland Sklar, Michael Manring, Tony Franklin, Doug Wimbish, Adam Nitti, Lars Lehmann, Cody Wright, Mohini Dey, David Pastorius.
Alberto Rigoni’s “For The Love of Bass, ”simply put, it’s bass heaven.”
After the success of his latest prog rock album “Odd Times,” Italian bassist & composer Alberto Rigoni (BAD As, Natural Born Machine, The Italians, Vivaldi Metal Project), now releases his 10th solo album. As the title suggests, the instrumentation is exclusively electric bass, spanning ambient, fusion, jazz and new age styles.
“It has been really challenging but the special guests contributed some gorgeous playing and we are all proud of the result,” says Alberto. “For The Love of Bass” is an all-star bassists album featuring some of the best players anywhere: Nathan East, Leland Sklar, Michael Manring, Tony Franklin, Doug Wimbish, Adam Nitti, Lars Lehmann, Cody Wright, Mohini Dey, David Pastorius,
Are you ready to face a new bass experience?!
Watch Alberto Rigoni’s new video for “Masked Souls” feat. Nathan East & Michael Manring:
To purchase Alberto Rigoni’s “For The Love of Bass” (Digipack CD & Digital): http://albertorigoni.bandcamp.com
Other distributors: Disk Union (Japan), MVD (USA), Burning Shed (UK), Plastic Head (UK), Digital Platforms (Apple Music, Spotify etc.)
- Drops of Memories (feat. Tony Franklin)
- In the Loop (feat. David Pastorius)
- Dreamers (feat. Michael Manring)
- Alone in the Dark (feat. Doug Wimbish)
- Paranoia (feat. Cody Wright)
- The Maze (feat. Mohini Dey)
- Masked Souls (feat. Nathan East & Michael Manring)
- Social Distortion (feat. Adam Nitti)
- Mad World bass cover (feat. Leland Sklar)
- Killers (feat. Lars Lehmann)
- Misirlou bass cover (feat. Lars Lehmann)
- Lost (feat. Adam Nitti)
More on Alberto Rigoni:
Born in 1981, Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the metal band BAD As, The Italians, Natural Born Machines Lady & THE BASS, co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project and member of progressive rock band TwinSpirits (no more active).
Between 2008 and 2020 Alberto has released worldwide 9 solo album (Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys, Overloaded, BASSORAMA, Duality, EvoRevolution, Prog Injection, Odd Times), spanning from progressive rock metal to fusion. His albums also featured legendary musicians such as Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson), Marco Minnemann (the Aristocrats), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring and many others.
Alberto has been featured on the cover of magazines such as Bass Magazine (Japan), Bass Musician Magazine (USA), Bajos Y Bajistas (Spain), Basistas (Poland), TOP BASS (Poland). Moreover, in March 2015 the prestigious Bass Guitar Magazine (UK) released Alberto’s CD anthology called “Into THE BASS.”
Alberto has also recorded for several international artists such as Italian pop singer Alexia and he is also playing bass for Canadian rock singer and songwriter Kim Bingham (ex-Nelly Furtado) and The Italians, sharing stages with artists such as Alan Parson, Suzanne Vega, Jørn Lande, Paul Gilbert, Vinnie Moore and others.
In 2016 founded a new metal band called BADASS (now called BAD As) which released three albums (More Pain More Gain, Midnight Curse and Crucified Society.
On December 15th 2017, Rigoni together with bassist Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under) released a new studio project called Bassists Alliance. The first album “Crush” featured top notch bassists such as Michael Manring, Adam Nitti, Steve di Giorgio, Colin Edwin, Mark Mitchell, Scott Reeder, Dmitry Lisenko, Brandino BassMaster, Ryan Martini, Leonid Maksimov, Tony Grey.
In 2019 founded a new AOR band called “Natural Born Machine” featuring famous Pink Cream 69 singer David Readman. Their debut album “Human” was released on February 19th 2021 by Pride and Joy Music.
Currently he is also collaborating with famous producer Hiro Furuya (Elton John, Eric Clapton, etc.) as session bassist.
His tenth album “For The Love of Bass” feat. all star bassists such as Nathan East, Lee Sklar, Michael Manring, Doug Wimbish and many others will be released on April 2nd 2021.