Once in while we experience the oncoming of an artist that in all respects seems to be ahead of his time. The depth of this kind of artistry on every level is more than evident on the debut Release of Senegalese Bassist Cheikh Ndoye. The well-known term “Young Lion”, seemingly has reached even greater heights as of late by collaborating with such world-renowned artist as Baaba Maal, breaking incredible ground musically at such a young age. Early in his life Cheikh played the piano, and was attracted to many jazz greats. His love for Jazz put him on a historical path of investigation into this genre, again at quite an early age. After listening to Weather Report‘s 8:30 album, he was so captivated by Jaco Pastorius melodic and harmonic developments that he immediately fell in love with the bass guitar. He has played and recorded with great artists such as Russell Ferrante, Dave Weckl, Eric Marienthal, Karen Briggs, Tizer, Kazumi Watanabe, Dean Brown, Arshak Sirunyan and Randy Brecker a number of whom appeared on his first CD, an album entitled “A Child’s Tale”. There’s no doubt that Cheikh will be added to this prestigious and very short list of inspired artists.