Brown- Super Bass
May 27, 1997
Original Release Date: May 27, 1997
Brown/Bass, John Clayton Jr./Bass, Christian McBride/Bass,
Benny Green/Piano, Gregory Hitchinson/Drums
2. Blue Monk
3. Bye, Bye Blackbird
4. Lullaby Of Birdland
5. Who Cares?
6. Mack The Knife
8. Sculler Blues
9. Brown Funk
10. Superbass Theme
Brown is the most traditional American bassist alive
today. He's just a legendary figure considering what
he has been through and who he has played with in his
jazzical journey. However, being a traditionalist, he
never fails to disappoint. Brown gets better as he gets
older - experience is the cornerstone of Brown's success.
This is not the first time the concept of Superbass
arises - Brown has done it before. This time, he teams
up with two new players, John Clayton Jr. and Christian
McBride, and the result is more than promising. How
often do you get three pros playing like they are just
talking and whispering to each other? This is a smooth
yet expert attempt to blend three same instruments together.
One bass is like a hamburger. Three basses are like
a Big Mac - big, substantial and juicy. Listen to "Blue
Monk," "Bye Bye Blakcbird" and "Mack
the Knife" and you know what I'm talking about.
Even hearing the "Superbass Theme" itself
is a delightful treat! Live live Ray Brown.