Jazz Week 11/4: Dave Bass, No Boundaries #30 for 13 Weeks and Eric Wyatt, The Golden Rule: For Sonny at #20 for 7 Weeks
Dave Bass – No Boundaries 87O’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!