Frank Russell, "Circle Without End" (Audio CD)
Building on the success of his debut album, Covering All Basses, Chicago's Frank Russell has released Circle Without End. Once again, he surrounds himself with a first-rate band, many of whom performed with Frank's biggest influence, the legendary Mile Davis. The list includes Robert Irving III, Darryl Jones, Richard Patterson, Dede Sampaio and Wallace Roney. Frank also invited guitarist Henry Johnson, with whom he has been performing for decades. As stated in our FBPO review, "Frank demonstrates a wide variety of bass playing, from funky slapping, R&B grooving, lyrical fretless and tasteful five-string, stating also that this dutiful sideman is solidifying his standing as an established solo artist in his own right."