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Album Review

Dave Bass: No Boundaries

Read "No Boundaries" reviewed by Rob Rosenblum


While No Boundaries is technically led by pianist Dave Bass, it seems that the company is kind of burying the lead. The real headliner here is the multi talented Ted Nash. Nash certainly has a jazz pedigree, with both a father and an uncle who were top notch performers themselves. Nash has also been a frequent member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis. The back story on Bass is that he was ...

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Album Review

Dave Bass: No Boundaries

Read "No Boundaries" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


In 2015, Dave Bass retired from the Office of the Attorney General of California after twenty years of service and returned to his first professional love—playing the piano, a career that a wrist injury forced him to abandon about thirty years ago. No Boundaries is the third release, and second for Whaling City Sound, in Bass' comeback. “My first two CDs were recorded while I was still working as a lawyer, during whatever vacation time I could amass," he explains. ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Benny Goodman & Paul Chambers

Read "Benny Goodman & Paul Chambers" reviewed by Joe Dimino


After a long break from the world of jazz, California-based Pianist & Composer Dave Bass is back with a new album that is charting very well called No Boundaries. That begins yet another look into jazz with Episode 616 and digging further into the modern and old worlds of jazz. On our journey to discover the new music out there, we profile Avishai Cohen, Doug Carn, Brandon Robertson and Ryan Keberle. And in between, we dip into the older worlds ...

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Album Review

Dave Bass: NYC Sessions

Read "NYC Sessions" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Life has a funny way of bringing us back to what we love. Need proof? Just look at Dave Bass. After starting on a musical path in Cincinnati, heading to Berklee for a spell, studying with George Russell and Madame Margaret Chaloff, touring with vocalist Brenda Lee, and setting up shop in the Bay Area, where he had an opportunity to perform with stars-to-be like Bobby McFerrin, Bass walked away from music. After fracturing his wrist and hearing that he ...

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Album Review

Dave Bass: Gone

Read "Gone" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Gone, as pianist and composer Dave Bass reflects in his notes to this fine album, has many meanings: for the Beat Generation, it was a state of mind, but it can also suggest physical absence. Bass himself was gone for 20 years--out of the music business, following a wrist fracture in the mid-1980s. He studied law, eventually becoming a District Attorney in California and then, fortuitously, returned to jazz in 2005. Before his injury, Bass played in ...

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Album Review

Dave Bass: Gone

Read "Gone" reviewed by Edward Blanco


California Deputy Attorney General, Dave Bass, is a legal eagle who has, once again, immersed himself in the musical passion that was his first love, soaring mightily on the impressive Gone. An attorney by profession and a pianist by design, Bass once supported himself as a musician, early on in his life, where he worked both locally and abroad. After a twenty-year hiatus, Bass returns to music with ten original modern jazz compositions, brought to life by his very able ...


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