NYC SESSIONS (EPK)

Click the play button to learn about the making of 2015’s NYC SESSIONS — one of DownBeat’s Best Albums of 2015! Hear from Karrin Allyson, Phil Woods, Ignacio Berroa, and Harvie S, and more…

Out and about…

Mi Guajira

LeGrand

See you on the road!

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01 Aug 2017 Cunha Big Band MORE INFO: Carmichael, CA The Clubhouse The Clubhouse free
12 Aug 2017 Dave Bass Quartet w/ Special Guest Jeff Chambers MORE INFO: Somerset, CA Mastroserio Winery Mastroserio Winery free
05 Sep 2017 Cunha Big Band MORE INFO: Carmichael, CA The Clubhouse The Clubhouse free
03 Oct 2017 Cunha Big Band MORE INFO: Carmichael, CA The Clubhouse The Clubhouse free
28 Oct 2017 John Stein w/ Dave Bass Trio MORE INFO: San Francisco, CA Bird and Beckett Bird and Beckett
30 Oct 2017 John Stein w/ Dave Bass Trio MORE INFO: Sacramento, CA Antiquite Maison Privee Antiquite Maison Privee
04 Nov 2017 John Stein w/ Dave Bass Trio MORE INFO: Fort Bragg, CA North Coast Brewing North Coast Brewing Buy ticket
07 Nov 2017 Cunha Big Band MORE INFO: Carmichael, CA The Clubhouse The Clubhouse free
05 Dec 2017 Cunha Big Band MORE INFO: Carmichael, CA The Clubhouse The Clubhouse free
29 Aug 2018 Dave Bass Sextet MORE INFO: Sacramento, CA Westminster Presbyterian Church Westminster Presbyterian Church free

Remembering Larry Coryell

Another great musician has passed:  Larry Coryell.  I’ve been listening to Larry since the late 60’s when he was first bringing dramatic “rock-like” guitar playing into jazz.  Check out his solo on Carla Bley’s “Some Dirge” from Gary Burton’s “A Genuine Tong Funeral” (1967).  Also, Larry’s sound-barrier breaking solo on Mike Mantler’s “Communications #9 (1968) from the first Jazz Composer’s Orchestra album.  Larry will be sorely missed.

Some Dirge:

Communications #9:

From Jazz to Jurisprudence and Back Again

We all suffer setbacks in life. Consider the professional athlete with a multi-million-dollar contract. He seems to be on top of the world. Then pop goes the hamstring. While some injuries are career ending, others can be career altering…

Read more of this interview with CapRadio’s Gary Vercelli here:  http://www.capradio.org/articles/2017/01/19/pianist-dave-bass-from-jazz-to-jurisprudence-and-back-again/

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