Phil Woods, NEA Jazz Master and four-time Grammy winner
Dave is a sophisticated composer and pianist. His music is street music taken up to Fifth Avenue. It's high art but it still has a street value. You can still feel the blood and the body.
Dave Bass No Boundaries Whaling City Sound
Everyone's got a story to tell, but chances are that few have one like Dave Bass. Just out of high school in Cincinnati
, Bass played in bands opening for Captain Beefheart and Alice Cooper. He went onto study piano with the legendary teacher Madame Chaloff (who taught Leonard Bernstein, Steve Kuhn
, Kenny Werner
and others) and then to touring the world as Brenda Lee's pianist. In San Francisco
, he led his own latin-jazz bands and played with the young Bobby McFerrin
. A serious wrist injury ended Bass' musical career, sending him to law school. He resigned as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California (Kamala Harris was his last boss) after a 20+ year legal career and is now back at the piano- promising to keep the torch burning for classic songs, elegant bebop, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and beautiful performances.
A Dave Bass solo takes the listener on a journey, one made more fascinating by the terrain of his original compositions." —Bob Blumenthal, two-time Grammy winnerNo Boundaries
features two-time Grammy winner Ted Nash
(flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone), five-time Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson
(vocals), and two-time Grammy winner Carlos Henriquez
(bass) and sparkling Jerome Jennings
(drums). Three great Cuban musicians join Dave on selected tracks: Mauricio Herrera, Miguel Valdes, and two-time Latin Grammy winner, Carlos Caro adding bata, conga, guiro, bongo and timbales.
Dave Bass is a visionary. His original compositions are rich and evocative. He loves swing and groove equally and brings passion to everything he plays." —Ted Nash, two-time Grammy winner and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra stalwart
- Lennie's Pennies (Lennie Tristano; arr. by Dave Bass)
- Spy Movie End Credits (Dave Bass)
- Agenbite of Inwit (Dave Bass)
- If I Loved You (Rodgers & Hammerstein; arr. by Dave Bass)
- La Mulata Rumbera (Alejandro Rodriguez; arr. by Dave Bass)
- Tango Adagio (Dave Bass; arr. by Ted Nash and Dave Bass)
- Time of My Life (Dave Bass)
- Siboney (Ernesto Lecuona; arr. by Dave Bass
- Neither Have I Wings (Dave Bass)
- Danzon #1 (Dave Bass)
- Swing Theory (Dave Bass)
- In The Rain (Dave Bass)
- Hallucinations (Bud Powell; arr. by Dave Bass)
Produced by: Dave Bass and Ted Nash
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