BLACK SABBATH Bassist Sets Working Title For New Solo Album

July 16, 2004

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler has set "Ohmwork" as the working title of his new solo album, tentatively due next year. "It would have been out this year, but I've had to delay it because of Ozzfest," Butler told Bass Player magazine. Asked what he's been listening to recently, Geezer replied, "I don't really listen to a lot of heavy stuff at the moment — mostly just jazz or blues — but I listen to an increasingly wide range of music. I always love to hear interesting bass playing. Usually I only find that in jazz, but there can be some great bass riffs in drum-n-bass. I love the riff in 'Paper Bag' by RONI SIZE, for instance. I've recently discovered lots of great jazz, like THE BOB JAMES TRIO, THE BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO, JOHN SCOFIELD, THE BAD PLUS, JIMMY COBB, and such. I've always loved COLTRANE, MINGUS, METHANY, but I never liked fusion very much. I've tried to incorporate some jazz into my new songs, but I don't want to do it just for the sake of it, or to just regurgitate what other bassists are more accomplished at playing." Read the rest of Geezer's interview with Bass Player magazine at this location. Geezer's last solo album, "Black Science", was released in 1997 through TVT Records.

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