The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Only The Bassist of Motives

Air Date: 11/20/2022

Whenever I get a chance I like to play some of my favorite tracks featuring bass. Awhile back I put together one hour of great bass playing. For the next show, I have a set for you of three top-notch bass players who sound great. But the reason they sound great is not only because they are quite talented artists, but also because, well, the sound is great. That is, the recording techniques meet the level of playing. You will not need to turn up the subwoofer to appreciate the hugely fat bottom produced by Buster Williams, David Finck, and Barry Smith. Tune in during the first hour.

Melody Diachun/Sting

Most jazz people I know say they like Sting, and I do as well. Songs like Fragile have been covered by many artists, and it is included on Melody Diachun's new CD Sumner's Tales: The Music of Sting. Now we have a new artist with her own interpretations of his music.
Did you know that Sting's given name is Gordon Sumner? I didn't know that until writing this blog! I was wondering what a Sumner is and if it is the same thing as a Summoner, having recalled the title of one of Sting's releases, Ten Summoner's Tales. It was a play on his family name and a Chaucer character. I bet I'm the last person on Earth to find this out.

The singer pronounces her name 'Day-Shun.'

We'll hear two tracks from this CD, When We Dance and Shape of My Heart.

Mafalda Minnozzi

We'll hear a track from the vocalist's release CinemaCity, with beautiful songs taken from Italian cinema. Do you recall the live concert she gave a few months ago in WICN's Studio 50 with her music director/guitarist Paul Ricci? I am hoping that they return for another live performance, sometime after their world tour is complete. Let me know ( if you agree and I can pass your sentiment along to these gracious artists.

Dan Costa

The talented European pianist and composer has released a single from his upcoming CD with bassist John Patitucci. And we have it! Listen to his original number during the second hour.

Thanks for tuning in to the Sunday Jazz Brunch.


HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Alan Pasqua-My New Old Friend-02 Barcelona-2005
Fraser MacPherson\From the Pen Of 2022\Waltz for Willi
Alex Tremblay - The Yellow Rose (Feat. Vanessa Gould)
Melody Daichun\Sumner's Tales 2022\When We Dance
Paul Marinaro\Not Quite Yet 2022\That's All
Sam Taylor\Let's Go 2022\Angel Face
Well-Recorded Bass
David Finck-Future Day-08 For All We Know 2008
Alfredo Cardim Trio-10 Constelação (''Sonhos Coloridos'') (1995) Feat bass Barry Smith
Buster Williams Griot Liberté 05 Every Time We Say Goodbye 2004

HOUR TWO: New For You

Melody Daichun\Sumner's Tales 2022\Shape of My Heart
Paul Marinaro\Not Quite Yet 2022\The Island
Fraser MacPherson\From the Pen Of 2022003 Fraser MacPherson - It's A Human Race feat Joani Taylor voc
Craig Davis\Tone Paintings  2022\Compadoo
Dan Costa, John Patitucci, Paulinho Vicente - Encaminho
Ted Kooshian\Hubub! 2022\Hymn for Her
Bobby Watson\Back Home in Kansas City 2022\Bon Voyage
Sam Taylor\Let's Go 2022\Out of the Past
Marcello Carelli - The Era 2022-08 What Makes Me Smile
Tim Fitzgerald\Full House 2022\Far Wes

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Hendrik Meurkens\Samba Jazz Oddysey with  WDR Big Band 2022\A Night in Jakarta
Tito Carrillo\UrbanEssence 2022\\UrbanEssence
Ana Nelson\Bridges 2022\NelBap Choro
Gemma Sherry-Music to Dream To 2021-02 So Danco Samba
Joao Gilberto - Sing A Song Of Jazz-The Best Of Vocal Jazz On Resonance-03 É Preciso Perdoar 2019
Sergio Mendes-Celebration- A Musical Journey (Disc 2)-14 Só Tinha De Ser Com Você 2011
Mafalda Minnozzi-CinemaCity 2021-03 Metti Una Sera A Cena
Antonio Carlos Jobim-Some of the Best -09 Estrada Du Sol
Vanderlei Pereira\Vision for Rhythm\Ponto de Partida
Toninho Horta-To Jobim with Love-04 From Ton to Tom (Silent Song) 2008
Aguanko-Pattern Recognition-10 Latre Night Religion Mambo 2018
Lori Bell\Lori Bell\

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Maceo Parker-Soul Food - Cooking with Maceo-10 Grazing In The Grass-2020
Lee Ritenour\dreamcatcher\for dg
Lindsey Webster\Reasons 2022\12 - Stay With Me (Soul Jazz Mix) (feat. Randy Brecker)
Maggie Herron-In The Wings-08 Don't Ask Me To Stop-2010
Live at Van Gelder's-Ben Paterson-09 Easy Time 2018
Lou Pomanti & Friends-Lou Pomanti 2022-03 2001- A Space Odyssey
Marc Antoine-Something About Her 2021-02 Something About Her
Hil St. Soul\Back in Love 2022\Fingerprints
Paul Brown\Promised Land 2022\Elegance
Marion Meadows-Twice As Nice 2021-02 Lunchbox
Jo Harrop\The Heart Wants 2022\What If
Bill Anschell-Rhythm Changes-08 Sol Cycle (Anschell) 1995



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