On “Bass Extremes: Cookbook”, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey spearhead a veritable bass invitational with special guests Oteil Burbridge, Will Lee, Gregg Bissonette, Kenny Aranoff, and more. The twelve tracks (one vocal, “Bassically Yours” performed [More]
Hands is a 2010 album by English jazz double bassist Dave Holland and Spanish flamenco guitarist Pepe Habichuela. “Dave Holland is best known as one of the great jazz bassists of his generation. Pepe Habichuela [More]
“Although a Mosaic box set claims to have all of Charles Mingus’s Candid recordings, this CD, in addition to four duplications from the box, contains three alternate takes not included elsewhere: “Body and Soul” (featuring [More]
Memoirs is an album by pianist Paul Bley, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Paul Motian recorded in 1990 and released on the Italian Soul Note label. “Memoirs serves as a tidy summation of Paul Bley’s [More]
“Modern jazz heaven! All golden from the captivating opener Ubermensch to the swinging swagger of closing cut Absolute Power” (bandcamp). Track listing: A1 Übermensch 6:44 A2 Beta Clear 5:28 A3 Ear Pollution 6:28 B1 Miracle [More]
First Song is an album by the American jazz bassist Charlie Haden recorded in 1990 and released on the Italian Soul Note label in 1992. The album features Haden playing with pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and [More]
Green Shading into Blue is the third album by Norwegian jazz bassist and composer Arild Andersen recorded in 1978 and released on the ECM label. Track listing: All compositions by Arild Andersen except as indicated [More]
“The program’s five long selections, four by Williams himself, set up interesting ostinatos that allow for thoughtful, well-considered improvisation. Williams himself is outstanding, particularly well featured in his self-designed spaces and never as out of [More]
The Philosophy of the Spiritual is an album by bassist Richard Davis recorded in 1971 and released on the Cobblestone label. The album was reissued in 1975 on the Muse label as With Understanding. Track [More]
Duo (also referred to as Hank Jones-Red Mitchel Duo) is an album by pianist Hank Jones and bassist Red Mitchell recorded in 1987 for the Dutch Timeless label. “These two musicians usually make any date [More]