Buddy Catlett is a snapshot of everything that's right and wrong with jazz today. A player with legends for more than fifty years--and supposedly Count Basie's favorite bassist--he's currently gigging as a sideman in a Seattle club on Thursday nights. Such unpretentiousness and enduring passion for the craft is what makes so many longtime players so admirable. So why aren't there enough admirers to pack the house on weekends?
Part of the answer lies in his 2004 trio album Here Comes Buddy Catlett, a fine collection of traditional classics featuring Greg Williamson on drums and Jay Thomas on ...read more
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