Reviews & Buzz


“On Gone, Bass returns with a bang after being away for two decades; a clear musical statement that this amazing jazz pianist is here to stay…”

All About Jazz Review by Edward Blanco >>
By Edward Blanco, • September 19, 2010

One listen to this dynamic disc and you’ll be asking yourself: “Where has Dave Bass been all these years?”

Jazz Notes Review >>
By Ken Franckling • September 9, 2010

“There’s an art in putting together a collection that successfully takes on as many sub-genres as Bass does. Staying within the constitution and temperament of jazz, allowing for improvisation and being inclusive, is an underrated skill but it is also the essence of jazz. Listening to what Dave Bass has done on Gone exemplifies the capabilities of an artist who can combine a big-picture mindset and diverse talents. It’s a great platform for the kind of musical and intellectual aptitude that can bridge varied attributes of an abstract process.”

All About Jazz Review >>
By Karl Ackermann, • August 11, 2010

“If Dave Bass is half as good at making a legal argument as he is at building a jazz vamp, count me as one satisfied taxpayer…”

Legal Eagle Dave Bass Doubles as Ace Jazz Piano Player >>
By David Becker, Bay Area Jazz Examiner • August 2, 2010

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Referring to the duets Dave does with Ernie Watts on Someday and Libertango as “sonatas,” George Harris writes,

“Listening to these gents on the sonatas is like sneaking a peak at two dancers in an intimate dress rehearsal. Simply stupendous…”

Jazz Weekly Review >>
By George W. Harris, • May 24, 2011

“Contemporary jazz can indeed still swing when delivered by the right hands…”

IAJRC Journal Review >>
By John Clark • March 13, 2011

“Bass’ return to jazz, on this evidence, was long overdue and is definitely to be welcomed…”

AAJ Review of Gone >>
By Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz • December 16, 2010

“It is hard to believe Bass was gone for so long:  his artistry, imagination, and technical flair attest he is at the top of his game…”

Back and Sounding Better than Ever >>
By Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition • September 30, 2010

“Bass’ music is catchy and wanders through the islands and the slick streets of pure jazz…”

Review from Amazon >>
By Grady Harp • August 10, 2010

“You want to hear some cats burning on blues and jazz for the sheer joy of it, this just might be the right place…” Review >>
By Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher, • August 5, 2010

Additional Reviews:  

All About Jazz Italian Edition >>
By Michael Chisena, • March 11, 2011

Ken Franckling’s 2010 Top 10 List >>
By Kenneth Franckling • December 19, 2010

Mainstream Jazz >>
By Zookeeper Online, Stanford • November 22, 2010

Jersey Jazz Review >>
By Joe Lang • September 14, 2010

Pittsburgh Tribune Review >>
By Bob Karlovits • September 12, 2010

Blog Critics Review >>
By FCEtier • September 9, 2010

Law and All That Jazz
By Ed Goldman, Sacramento Business Journal • March 28, 2013

Law and All That Jazz
By Ed Goldman, Sacramento Business Journal • March 28, 2013

I Want to Riff
By Ed Goldman, Sacramento Business Journal • March 29, 2013

Jackie Ryan on GONE >>
By Jackie Ryan • July 30, 2010

Review by John Book >>
By John Book, • August 1, 2010

Hipster Pianist Returns >>
By By Alonzo Weston, • August 4, 2010