タグ別アーカイブ: Dave Bass

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March 16.2017

When he was at the party there was a break between the bands.

One of the musicians invited him to a jam session.

Once he started playing again he couldn’t stop with some local musicians.

Then he started playing again with jazz friends around Sacramento.

At that time he discovered how much he missed music.

And so, Bass resurrected his career as a jazz pianist.

In June 2010, Bass made first CD ” Gone”.

In February 2015, he released second album “NYC Sessions”.

NYC Sessions featured jazz legend Phil Woods, Karrin Allyson, Harvie, Ignacio Berroa, Conrad Herwig, and others.

Photo above, by courtesy of mixedmediapromo.com

DownBeat magazine subsequently selected NYC Sessions as one of the Best Albums of 2015.

In January 2015, Dave retired from the Office of the Attorney General to devote himself to music 24/7, and continues to compose and perform.

Here is Dave Bass Quartet play “Mi Guajira”.

Here is Dave Bass with Phil Woods & Conrad Herwig play “THE SIXTIES”.

Here is Dave Bass with Karrin Allyson play “LOST VALENTINE”.

Here is Dave Bass with Paulette McWilliams & Phil Woods play “JUST A FOOL”.

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March 15.2017

Photo above of Dave Bass by courtesy of All About Jazz

Then Dave Bass relocated to San Francisco.

During the ’70s and early ’80s, in the Bay Area,Dave worked as a full time musician in the Bay Area.

In those days he worked with  jazz greats Bobby McFerrin and Eddie Henderson.

Photo from Bobby McFerrin’s website

Photo above of Eddie Henderson by courtesy of NPR

One day it occurred a sudden misfortune for jazz musician.

On his way to a gig in Orange County, he slipped on an oil slick in a parking lot and broke his wrist.

His doctors told that there was no guarantee that he would be able to play again.

So he decided to take up law because he support his family.

He enrolled at UCLA law school and became a practicing lawyer.

In 1996, he accepted a position as a Deputy Attorney General with the California.

He eventually joined the Civil Rights Enforcement, where he was honored with the 2009 Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Here is Dave Bass plays “Tango Adagio” (Live at Kitano – NYC).

Here is Dave Bass QUINTET play “Another Ending (Live)”.

Here is Dave Bass with Ignacio Berroa play “DARK EYES”.

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March 14.2017

Photo above of Dave Bass by courtesy of Capital Public Radio

Recently I have interest in Dave Bass who is an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and lyricist.

Because his background is very interesting.

He has released two albums: Gone (2010) and NYC Sessions (2015).

This week I want to post Dave Bass and his fellows.

Dave Bass was born June 21, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dave Bass began piano lessons at age seven, and shortly after graduating high school he was accepted into Boston’s Berklee College of Music.

Then he took lessons from the legendary Madame Margaret Chaloff who was the mother of Serge Chaloff.

Madame Margaret educated other young, immensely talented jazz artists as Keith Jarrett, Steve Kuhn.

Photo above of Keith Jarrett from Pinterst

Photo above of Steve Kuhn(in high school, 1955) from jazztimes .com

While in Boston, he also studied composition with George Russell.

Also he had toured as Brenda Lee’s pianist.

In 1974 they landed Caribbean, Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Then he relocated to San Francisco.

Here is Dave Bass with Phil Woods & Conrad Herwig
play “BALTIC BOLERO”.

Here is DAVE BASS and Karrin Allyson (vo) play “Endless Waltz” (Live at Kitano – NYC)

Here is Brenda Lee sings “Lover, Come Back to Me”.