CPT. Kirk, Starship Cadillac [www.rufasbass.com]

Ex-Tribal Tech drummer Kirk Covington’s torrid trio debut finds bassist Rufus Philpot and keyboardist Scott Tibbs more than capable of going tribal (“Sleek,” “Neverworld”), while adding their own dimension (Tibbs writing and acoustic piano presence, and Philpot’s versatile, fertile fingers).
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Ex-Tribal Tech drummer Kirk Covington’s torrid trio debut finds bassist Rufus Philpot and keyboardist Scott Tibbs more than capable of going tribal (“Sleek,” “Neverworld”), while adding their own dimension (Tibbs writing and acoustic piano presence, and Philpot’s versatile, fertile fingers). Rufus’s own “Drop That Chalupa” (dig his Gary Willis-meets- Percy Jones grit) and his harmonics-infused solo on “Enough 4 Three” are among the beacon bass moments.

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