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Carlo De Rosa's Cross-Fade: Brain Dance

Read "Brain Dance" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The energy of bassist Carlo De Rosa's Brain Dance is palpable. Musically, it is a close equivalent of an elastic band held extremely taut and then twanged continuously until the kinetic energy continues to do what the fingers once did. However, De Rosa's fingers continue to do what invisible fingers once did to the music as a whole. The bassist finds this energy contained in the strings of his double bass and the electric one he sometimes also plays. His ...

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Carlo De Rosa's Cross-Fade: Brain Dance

Read "Brain Dance" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

There are “musician-for-hire" gunslingers--professionals employed at a moment's notice to bring their skills to a gig or recording. But the mercenary analogy is only a small part of their repertoire, as many of these invaluable side musicians are leaders and composers just awaiting the opportunity to release their own material. Such is the case with Brain Dance, by bassist Carlo De Rosa, who has performed with The Chico O'Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and many others. ...