CD Review: Damian Erskine "Within Sight"

On this collection of mostly Latin-flavored groove-based tunes, bass ninja/educator/author Damian Erskine teaches a masterclass in leading from the bottom, giving his bandmates plenty of space while delivering carefully chosen solos and flaunting sumptuously recorded fretted and fretless tones.
By E.E. Bradman ,

On this collection of mostly Latin-flavored groove-based tunes, bass ninja/educator/author Damian Erskine teaches a masterclass in leading from the bottom, giving his bandmates plenty of space while delivering carefully chosen solos and flaunting sumptuously recorded fretted and fretless tones. On burners and ballads, the players’ crazy chops never overtake their attention to harmony, melody, skillful improvisation, and group listening, and their ridiculous mastery makes the phrase “odd times” irrelevant.