Friday, November 28, 2008

Gerald Veasley - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)

It’s great fun when a bass player takes the front position. On this jazz version of the old Sly Stone blast from the past, Gerald takes a full chorus to remind us of the tune he’s going to improvise his heart out on. In this slow build-up, he shows how perfect he is at simply being the bottom rhythm that gets feet moving and dance floors filled. Once the set up is complete, he takes the bass on a sonic journey while the horns re-invent the tune. It works and my ears will gladly re-visit Gerald’s journey often. All the players add dreamy flavors. Gerald Veasley