Composer * Pianist * Arranger Dave Bass No Boundaries
(Whaling City Sound 116)
Amazon 5-Star Review!
Climbing the Jazz Week Charts
Release Features: Ted Nash
, Karrin Allyson
, Carlos Henriquez
, Jerome Jennings
Amazon 5-Star Review!
The saying goes that everyone's got a story to tell. But chances are good that few, if any, have the kind of story Dave Bass has. (Bass pronounced as in bass fishing".) Without resorting to detail, Bass' rebirth as a jazz musician after decades away from the art is nothing short of astonishing. Having retired from the office of the attorney general of California back in 2015, Bass is back at the piano, where he promises to keep the torch burning for classic songs, elegant bebop and beautiful performance. No Boundaries
features two-time Grammy winner Ted Nash (flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax), five-time Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson, and two-time Grammy winner Carlos Henriquez (bass). Jerome Jennings is on drums. On the Afro-Cuban tunes, two-time Latin Grammy winner Carlos Caro, Mauricio Herrera, and Miguel Valedez join on bata, conga, bongo and timbales. His third album since his comeback, his second for the acclaimed Whaling City Sound label, is a dream come true, not only for Bass who is fulfilling his own lifelong dream, but also for his fans, who have waited a long time to hear this gifted musician- interrupted by injury and another incredibly successful but unrelated career- come into his own."
Midwest Record- Chris Spector
DAVE BASS/No Boundaries
: It's always nice to see a lawyer turn his back on the scales and get back to the real scales, especially since they were once a jazzbo piano man in the first place. Surrounding himself with Grammy winners and nominees, the swinging improv man lets fly on a program of mostly originals that harken back to the real music days. Easily the kind of stuff that would make you pay the babysitter extra to let you stay out later on a school night, this is a fine example of how it's done. Hot stuff with everyone on board in top flight."
Sat. August 10th, 7:30-9:30pm
Auburn State Theatre
Sat. August 17th, 2pm
Bay Area Latin Jazz Festival
Castro Valley, CA
Fri / Sat Sept 27 & 28
The Sequoia Room
Fort Bragg, CA
Dave Bass- piano
Ted Nash- flute, alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax (all tracks except 13)
Karrin Allyson- vocals (tracks 4, 7)
Carlos Henriquez- bass
Jerome Jennings- drums (all tracks except 5, 8, 10)
Carlos Caro- guiro, bongos, bell (tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, 10)
Miguel Valdes- bata, conga (tracks 5, 8, 10)
Mauricio Hernandez- timbales, maracas (tracks 4, 5, 8, 10)