Top L.A. jazz keyboardist Beasley headed east to record this smoking sextet set with such Gotham mainstays as drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts and trumpeter Brian Lynch. Downstairs, James Genus delivers state-of-the-art doubling with maximum upright swing and interplay on the title track and solo space on “Dindi,” and savvy funk groove interpretations on “So Tired” and “Elle.”
John Campbell of Lamb Of God
Honestly, I never saw the bass and was like, “I’m going to play bass.” I had friends [and] the opportunity to play music came up…they had a house with stuff set up, and I was playing my friend’s drums with his roommates and the bass playin’ roommate took off for the summer. My friends whose drums they were was like, “Hey, why don’t you just let me play my drums and you can play Mike’s bass rig.” And that was when I was 18, and that’s how I ended up playing bass.