Various ‎– The Bass Player Fifth Anniversary CD

Bass Player ‎– BP-101
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1 Dave Pomeroy The Day the Bass Players Took Over the World
Engineer [Basic track and vocal engineered by] – Dave SinkoLyrics By [Additional lyrics by], Arranged By, Mixed By – Dave PomeroyRecorded By [Overdubs recorded by] – Clark Schleicher*, Ken HuttonRecorded By [Overdubs recorded by], Mixed By – Keith OdleWritten-By – Emily Kaitz
2 Brian Bromberg Fooled Ya
Drums – Joel TaylorRecorded By – Tom McCauleyRecorded By, Mixed By – Brian SpringerWritten-By, Bass – Brian Bromberg
3 Michael Manring Music for Armchair Funambulists
Written-By, Bass [Zon Michael Manring Hyperbass], Engineer – Michael Manring
4 Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey Around Midday
Drums – Joel TaylorEngineer – Brian SpringerEngineer [Assisted by] – Rob KiersteadWritten-By, Bass [Aria Pro II AVB-SB fretless 6-string bass] – Steve BaileyWritten-By, Bass [Fodera fretted 4-string bass] – Victor Wooten
5 Gary Willis Giant Steps
Bass [Ibanez SR885 fretless 5-string with sequenced backing track] – Gary WillisEngineer – Paul SchwotzerWritten-By – John Coltrane
6 Tim Bogert Rosalie
Mixed By – Michael MaransWritten-By – Willy DaffernWritten-By, Vocals, Bass [Yamaha TRB6] – Tim Bogert
7 John Patitucci Backwoods
Recorded By – Bernie KirshWritten-By, Acoustic Bass – John Patitucci
8 John Peña El Flaco Funk
Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – John Peña
9 Rob Wasserman A Tribute to Willie Dixon
Engineer – Howard DanchikWritten-By [Solo improvisation based upon the Willie Dixon song "Spoonful"], Bass [Clevinger 6-string electric upright] – Rob Wasserman
10 Verdine White & Randy Jackson (2) Shining Star
Bass [Peavey RJ4 bass] – Randy Jackson (2)Bass [Peavey Verdine White signature bass] – Verdine WhiteDrums – Joel TaylorGuitar – Ian Miller (4)Keyboards – David Valencia (2)Mixed By – Paul MinorWritten-By – Larry Dunn, Maurice White, Philip Bailey
11 Dave LaRue Hub City Kids
Bass [Spector NS-2 bass], Keyboards – Dave LaRueDrums – Van RomaineEngineer, Mixed By – Alan DouchesGuitar – Glenn AlexanderKeyboards – T Lavitz*Percussion – Tom CohenWritten-By – Mike Santiago (2)
12 Dave Pomeroy Reprise: The Day the Bass Players Took Over the World 1:30

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The release of this CD was inspired by two concerts presented in conjunction with the Bass Player Fifth Anniversary celebration in 1994. The first concert was held at the Winter NAMM show in January. It featured no less than 17 bassists in a variety of settings from solo to full band (see the May/June '94 Bass Player for details). The second concert, dubbed Basses Loaded, was put together by Dave Pomeroy and took place at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville. Not to be outdone, Pomeroy assembled 21 bass players to perform as the All-Bass Orchestra (see the November '94 issue). All of the bassists featured on this CD performed at one of these concerts.

Although both shows were recorded, technical problems and artistic considerations made it impractical to release a recording using only selections from the concerts. Two tracks on this CD were taken from the winter show, but the rest of the program was assembled from studio recordings submitted by the players. All but two of these tracks are presented here for the first time, and listening to this disc will give you a good sense of what it was like to attend the concerts. Even better, it will show you how much amazing music is being made by bass players today. Enjoy!

- Jim Roberts

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  • Matrix / Runout: BP-101 + + 53095-02