On his new album Chance, the San Francisco Bay Area’s
Aaron Germain brings his impressive chops to a set of
compositions demonstrating his take on jazz, blues, and
fusion. Using both electric and upright basses to lead his
live band, Germain’s lightning-fast licks shine on songs like “Already Not Yet,”
“Bunk Bread,” and “Ginger Skin,” but though his showmanship on electric
bass often steals the show, his contemplative upright playing on “Chlkurin”
reveals Germain’s true depth.