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Dave Bass

Pianist, composer and lyricist, Dave Bass, is a great American success story that reads like a riveting bio-pic script. This Cincinnati kid began piano lessons at age seven, and shortly after graduating high school, played in bands that opened for Captain Beefheart and Alice Cooper. He was soon accepted into Boston’s Berklee College of Music, leaving after just a few months to study piano with the legendary Madame Margaret Chaloff. Madame schooled him and other young, immensely talented jazz artists as Keith Jarrett, Leonard Bernstein, Steve Kuhn and Kenny Werner, who understood the importance of developing a signature sound and style

ARTICLE: 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 ...

No Boundaries

Label: Whaling City Sound
Released: 2019
Track listing: Lennie's Pennies; Spy Movie End Credits; Agenbite of Inwit; If I Loved You; La Mulata Rumbera; Tango Adaglo; Time of My Life; Siboney; Neither Have I Wings; Danzon #1; Swing Theory; In The Rain; Hallucinations.

ARTICLE: 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' ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Riding Waves, Moving Boundaries, and Building The Wall

Read "Riding Waves, Moving Boundaries, and Building The Wall" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Franco Ambrosetti Quintet Long Waves Unit Records 2019 Trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti balances in the middle of three jazz generations, the father of saxophonist Gianluca and son of saxophonist Flavio, who once played opposite Charlie Parker at the Paris Jazz Festival. Although he grew up studying classical ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

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 ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford and More

Read "Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we start with veteran Toronto jazz sax cat Joey Berkley and then move to legends like Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, Clifford Brown and Louis Armstrong. We also profile new work by Dave Bass, Gretje Angell, Miguel Zenón and Roberto Magris. From there, we hear some Twin Peaks music from Johnny Jewel and wrap it ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dave Bass Hits #15 Jazz Week - All-Star Band with Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez & More!

Dave Bass Hits #15 Jazz Week - All-Star Band with Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez & More!

Dave Bass No Boundaries Whaling City Sound Hits #15 on JazzWeek charts! Everyone's got a story to tell, but chances are that few have one like Dave Bass. Just out of high school in jny: Cincinnati, Bass played in bands opening for Captain Beefheart and Alice Cooper. He went onto study piano ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist Dave Bass Busy In California - New CD No Boundaries Climbing The Charts

Pianist Dave Bass Busy In California - New CD No Boundaries Climbing The Charts

Composer * Pianist * Arranger Dave Bass No Boundaries (Whaling City Sound 116) Amazon 5-Star Review! Climbing the Jazz Week Charts! International Airplay! Release Features: Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More! Amazon 5-Star Review! “The saying goes that everyone's got a story to tell. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist, Composer, Arranger Dave Bass Releases No Boundaries, Featuring Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More!

Pianist, Composer, Arranger Dave Bass Releases  No Boundaries, Featuring Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More!

Release date: August 2, 2019 The saying goes that everyone's got a story to tell. But chances are good that few, if any, have the kind of story Dave Bass has. Without resorting to detail, Bass's rebirth as a jazz musician after decades away from the art is nothing short of astonishing. Having retired from the ...


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