CD Review: Aaron Germain "Chance"

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.
By Jon D'Auria ,

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.