CD Review: Brandino "The Many Faces of Brandino"

The versatile L.A. mainstay bassist/producer, whose recent credits range from will.i.am to Nancy Wilson, delivers a sturdy sophomore studio disc spotlighting his skills on upright and electric bass, and as a composer/arranger.
By Chris Jisi ,

The versatile L.A. mainstay bassist/producer, whose recent credits range from will.i.am to Nancy Wilson, delivers a sturdy sophomore studio disc spotlighting his skills on upright and electric bass, and as a composer/arranger. Among the step-out tracks are the acoustic bass-driven Latin jazzer “Beginning of the End,” the edgy funk-rocker “Rock It” (layering 5-, 6-, and 7-string bass), and an energetic reading of Herbie Hancock’s “Tell Me a Bedtime Story.” Kamasi Washington adds supple sax on “Free Jazz.”