Learn to think & feel bass with this versatile studio bassist. Understand the essential relationship between the bass & drums. Develop your knowledge, feel, & technique with examples of rock & R&B grooves, various right-hand approaches, muting & more. Practical, easy-to-understand.
These guys really shine! Each of them is a master of his own instrument. Randy Coven has a bass that kills and Al Pitrelli is really a great guy with a lot of solos, with some "liquid guitar" solos that resembles in some cases Steve Morse and Steve Howe, while O'Reilly makes a background of technical hard drums, as well as a host of special guests - Zakk Wylde, Vito Bratta, and Steve Morse…
Alexandra Jackson's debut project: "Alexandra Jackson: Legacy & Alchemy" channels her 4 primary musical loves and experiences: Brazilian Music, American Jazz & Soul, NeoSoul, and London Soul Jazz ! into a music alchemy intended for contemporary audiences worldwide.
For their expanded 2002 reissue of Randy Newman's classic Sail Away album, Rhino/Reprise unearthed five previously unissued gems. Of these, arguably the most notable is the studio version of "Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong," originally released on the stop-gap Randy Newman Live album; it was left off the album because Newman and his producers felt that he didn't capture the song but, decades later, this sounds every bit as good, if not better, than the issued live version. Of the remaining four bonus tracks, only "Let It Shine" isn't an alternate version or demo, and while it's not quite up to the high standards of the other songs on Sail Away, it's still quite strong. If the early version of "Dayton, Ohio – 1903" isn't radically different, the early version of "Sail Away" is – bouncy and bluesy, its humor more apparent. Finally, the demo of "You Can Leave Your Hat On" is a little rawer than the album version and wholly welcome. Though these five bonus tracks are the main attraction for Randy Newman fans, the remastered sound, the liner notes by David Wild, introduction by Randy, and rare photos make this another wonderful reissue in Rhino's line of Newman expanded editions.