On this disc of funky chill-out music, producer/multi-instrumentalist Kenny James uses fretted and fretless basses to put the bottom under an old-school mélange of grooves that harks back to the heyday of Massive Attack and Thievery Corporation. James’ soulful music has just enough dance, jazz, and R&B flavor to keep things interesting, but the overall vibe is perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Call it kickin’ back music for people who like real instruments, real singers, and real bass, high up in the mix.
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.