For Bass Players Only
Frank Russell, "Covering All Basses" (Audio CD)
Debut offering from bassist extraordinaire Frank Russell provides a mix of standards and originals, highlighting the first-call Chicagoan’s diversity as a solid low-ender. Russell's command of the slapping technique, fretless and acoustic bass guitar is well documented in this collection that includes pop rock, latin, 70s-style funk, straight-ahead swing — even a waltz. After one listen, it becomes clear that Covering All Basses is appropriately titled. Guests include guitarist Henry Johnson, keyboardists Bob Long and Mike Logan and drummers Robert Gates and Ernie Adams. See our FBPO review.