Midwest Record Review: A View From Within by Jim Robitaille Group: “this crew jams along mightily showing no dust on them no matter how long they’ve been at it.”

Midwest Record Review: A View From Within by Jim Robitaille Group: “this crew jams along mightily showing no dust on them no matter how long they’ve been at it.”

“JIM ROBITAILLE GROUP/View From Within:  A long time fellow traveler of Dave Liebman, this jazz guitarist shows the simpatico that has developed over the years between the two and nobody here is shy about showing what they can do and where they can take things.  Forward thinking, stopping short of being experimental or outré, this crew jams along mightily showing no dust on them no matter how long they’ve been at it.  A solid modern session that shows how it’s really done.​”

By Chris Spector
(Whaling City Sound 118)​
“We enjoyed the tasty Latin vibes on Dave Bass’ latest album” says O’s Place Jazz

“We enjoyed the tasty Latin vibes on Dave Bass’ latest album” says O’s Place Jazz

Dave Bass No Boundaries     87

O’s Notes: Pianist Dave Bass was a prominent figure in the Bay Area jazz scene before fracturing his wrist in the mid-1980s. He shifted gears and became a lawyer and ultimately Deputy Attorney General for CA! After 20 years Bass returned to music and released two successful albums while still practicing law. Now he is 100% focused on music and leads a strong band including Ted Nash (fl, cl, sax), Carlos Hernandez (b) and Jerome Jennings (d) for No Boundaries, his third album as a leader. Karin Allyson adds sweet lyrics on two selections notably “Time of My Life”. We enjoyed the tasty Latin vibes on “La Mulata Rumbera” and “Siboney” courtesy of Carlos Caro (perc), Miguel Valdes (conga) and Mauricio Herrera (timbales). We also liked “Neither Have I Wings” and “Swing Theory”. Dave Bass is a clear winner in whatever he sets his mind to!

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