CD Review: BadBadNotGood "III"

Right from the opening track of this young Torontobased trio’s third album, Chester Hansen makes his presence felt with an intricate bass line that sets the stage.
By Jon D'Auria ,

Right from the opening track of this young Toronto-based trio’s third album, Chester Hansen makes his presence felt with an intricate bass line that sets the stage. BBNG’s jazz-meets-hip-hop vibe provides the perfect platform for Hansen’s tremendous skill on upright and electric bass, and his lines and solos are quick to steal the show on songs like “Kaleidoscope” and “Hedron.” Whether he’s stringing together cordial compositions or blazing melodic runs over soulful breakbeats, Hansen is a beast on this tremendous new album of instrumental originals.